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When Mary was greet with Gabriel
‘Þe Deuelis Perlement’ — sixty-three 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Þe Deuelis Perlement’
Subjects: devils
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 15225, ff. 48-55v
First Lines:
When marie was great with Gabriell
And had conceiuid and borne a child…
Last Lines:
…Christ keepe vs out of harme & bate
for thy holie spirit soe speciall
Note: Four-line stanzas in this manuscript.
Editions:
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
First Lines:
Whan marye was grete with Gabryel
Hadde conseyued and born a chylde…
Last Lines:
…God take oure soules to hys rent
In heuene blys from helle preson
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
First Lines:
Whanne marye was greet with gabriel
And had conceyued & boren a childe
Alle þe deuelis of þe eir of erþe & of helle
Helden þer paralement of þat maide mylde…
Last Lines:
…He helpe us in alle at heuene ȝate
Wiþ seintis to sitte þere in sale
Crist kepe us out of harme and hate
ffor þin hooli spirit so special
Attributed Title: Explicit parlamentum of feendis (p. 182, rubric)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 41-57.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19305. The parlyament of deuylles, de Worde 1509