The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
When Mary was greet with Gabriel
‘Þe Deuelis Perlement’ — sixty-three 8-line
Title(s): ‘Þe Deuelis Perlement’
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 15225
, ff. 48-55v
When marie was great with Gabriell
And had conceiuid and borne a
…Christ keepe vs out of harme & bate
for thy holie spirit
Note: Four-line stanzas in this manuscript.
Rollins, Hyder E.
Old English ballads, 1553-1625, Chiefly from Manuscripts.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920: 384-404.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37492 [olim Fillingham]
, ff. 83-90v
Whan marye was grete with Gabryel
Hadde conseyued and born a
…God take oure soules to hys rent
In heuene blys from helle
Attributed Title: Here ys wryten the ffendys parlement / How Ihesu wyȝth hys passyon hem
blent (explicit, f. 90v)
3.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853
, pp. 157-182
Whanne marye was greet with gabriel
And had conceyued & boren a
Alle þe deuelis of þe eir of erþe & of
Helden þer paralement of þat maide mylde…
…He helpe us in alle at heuene ȝate
Wiþ seintis to
sitte þere in sale
Crist kepe us out of harme and hate
þin hooli spirit so special
Attributed Title: Explicit parlamentum of feendis (p. 182, rubric)
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems.
o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 41-57.
The parlyament of deuylles
, de Worde 1509