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DIMEV 991
IMEV 607
NIMEV 607
Christ God me speed now in my little treatise
John Marion’s ABC hymn to the Virgin Mary — twenty-two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: For another ABC poem see 987.
Author(s): John Marion
Subjects: alphabetic poems; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 168, ff. 1ra-1vb
First Lines:
Criste god me spede now in my lityll tretyse
And gyfe me grace so for to lerne…
Last Lines:
…That oure soules be saf & principally thenne
Whan ye can say no more but titill est Amen
Attributed Title: Explicit litere Alphabeti (f. 1vb)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 131 (1913): 40-63: 53-4.