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As that I walked in the month of May
A Balade to the Virgin Mary and Christ, translated from the French by Hoccleve — twenty 8-line stanzas
Note: For the original French see Meyer (1879).
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): A Balade to the Virgin Mary and Christ
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of; Virgin Mary and Christ, songs/prayers to
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 43v-47
First Lines:
As þat I walkid in the monthe of May
Besyde a groue in an heuy musynge…
Last Lines:
…Be tendre of vs o thow blissid virgyne
ffor if thee list we shuln to blisse atteyne
Attributed Title: Ceste balade ensuyante feust translatee au commandement de mon Meistre Robert Chichele (f. 43v)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 67-72.