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DIMEV 6678
NIMEV see 1460/8
Why was I crowned and made heaven queen
Stanza eleven of 2461 occuring separately
Subjects: Virgin Mary, lament of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 395, f. 138
First Lines:
Why was I crowned and made hevyn queene
Why was I called of mercy the welle
Why shuld I an erthely woman bene
So high in hevyn above an angell…
Last Lines:
…I was ordeyned to save the from helle
To blisse there to abide for evirmore
Quia amore langueo