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Be glad O Maid Mother of Christ Jesu
John Lydgate, ‘Gaude virgo mater christi’ —seven stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Gaude virgo mater christi
Subjects: Virgin Mary, praise to; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 53-55
First Lines:
Be gladde mayde moder of Cryst Ihesu
Whiche conceyvedist oonly by hering
Whane þoohely gooste moost souereyn of vertu
Entred þy brest frome heven descending…
Last Lines:
…Where with þy sone þou regnest in gladnesse
Oonly of mercy and stynt oure hevynesse
Note: Latin lines at head of each stanza.
Attributed Author: daun Johan þe Munke Lydegate (p. 53)
Attributed Title: Beholdeþe nowe filowing nexst here þe translacyoune of Gaude virgo mater cristi made by daun Johan þe Munke Lydegate by night as he lay in his bedde at London (p. 53); Gaude virgo mater cristi (p. 53)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 288-9.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 173-173v
First Lines:
Be glad o mayde moder of Cryst Ihesu
Whyche conceuedest oonly by heryng
When the holy gost most souereyn of vertu
Entred thy brest from heuyn discendyng…
Last Lines:
…Where with thy son thow regnest in gladnesse
Only of mercy and stynt oure heuynesse
Attributed Author: Lydgate (added, ff. 173, 173v)
Attributed Title: Incipiunt quinque gaudia beate Marie Virginis (f. 173); Expliciunt quinque gaudia beate Marie Virginis (f. 173v)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 234v-235
First Lines:
BE gladde mayde moder of Ihesu
Whiche conceyvedest only be heryng…
Last Lines:
…Where with thy sone thow reignest in gladnesse
Only of mercy and stynt oure hevynesse
Attributed Title: Gaude virgo mater cristi
que per aurem concepisti / gabriele nuncio
(f. 234v, margin)