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As thou were martyr and maid clean
John Audelay, An orison to St Winifred — thirty quatrains (aaab) with burden (bb): ‘Wenefrede thou swete may / Thow pray for vs bothe nyght & day’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: Winifred, saint, prayer to
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aa, aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 26ra-26vb
First Lines:
Als þou ware marter & mayd clene
þer for þou hadist terment & tene…
Last Lines:
…ffore I hit mad with wepyng ye
Mi name hit is þe blynd awdlay
Editions:
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 171-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 216-8; 1977, 191-3.