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Behold marvels a maid is mother
Attributes of the Virgin and Christ — two couplets
Subjects: Christ, attributes of; Virgin Mary, attributes of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), f. 238
Transcription:
Behalde merueylis a mayde ys moder
Isaye viio
Lyfe fouȝte with deþ and deþ is slayne
Osee xiijo
Here sone her fader ys & broder
ysaye ixo
Lyfe fawȝt with deþ & deþ is slayne
Osee xiiio
Most hiȝ was lowe he styȝe agayne
philipens iio
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 241.