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Whoso loveth well our Lady
Miracle of the Virgin Mary: Boy slain by Jews for singing anthem — 152 lines in couplets
Subjects: Virgin Mary, miracles of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 124va-124vc
First Lines:
WOse loueþ wel vr Ladi
Heo wol quiten his wille wel whi…
Last Lines:
…Now Marie for þi Muchele miht
Help vs to heuene þat is so briht
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Altenglische Marienlegenden aus Ms. Vernon zum ersten Mal.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 56 (1876): 221-40: 224-6.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Originals and Analogues of some of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society 2nd ser. 7, 10, 15, 20, 22. London: Trübner, 1872-87: 277-85.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 141-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “The Prioress’s Tale.” Sources and Analogues of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. William Fink Bryan, Germaine Collette Dempster, and Carleton Fairchild Brown, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1941: 447-85: 470.
French, Robert Dudley. A Chaucer Handbook. New York: Crofts, 1927; 2nd ed., 1947: 238-42.
Boyd, Beverly May, ed. Middle English Miracles of the Virgin. New York: Columbia UP, 1955; San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1964: 33-7.
Kolve, V. A., and G. Olson, eds. The Canterbury Tales: Nine Tales and the General Prologue. Norton Critical Editions. New York and London: Norton, 1989: 423.