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Be glad of all maidens flower
A Hymn on the Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary in Heaven — eight 6-line stanzas (aabccb) and concluding quatrain (abab), a prayer
Note: For concluding quatrain, see 3020.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys of; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — aabccb, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 127 [olim Powis 327], ff. 52-52v
First Lines:
Be glad of al maydens flourre
þat hast in heuene swich honoure
To passe in hye blisse…
Last Lines:
…Be to me redy in þat strif
Lady y þe pray
Lady for þese ioyes seuene
And for þi gladnesse five
Bringe me to þe blisse of heuene
þorwe grace of clene lyfe
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 59-60.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 175.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 137-8; 255.