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IMEV 519
NIMEV 519
Bid we with mild steven
Prologue to Pater noster, Ave Maria, etc. — twelve lines
Subjects: prologues; Lord’s Prayer; prayers, bidding; Ave Marie
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra B.VI, f. 205v1
First Lines:
Bidde huue with milde steuene
til vre fader þe king of heuene…
Last Lines:
…and for all þat on herþe vs fedin and fostre
saie we nu alle þe hali pater noster
Note: Wright and Halliwell-Phillipps (1845), 1.22, lists as folio 201v. The MS has been refoliated several times. The folio number here refers to the most recent, written in the bottom right corner of each recto folio. Written as prose.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.22.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 126-7.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 16.