The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5030
IMEV 3211
NIMEV 3211
Stand well mother under rood
A version of the Sequence ‘Stabat iuxta Christi crucem’ — in 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Title(s): Stabat iuxta Christi crucem;
Subjects: liturgical texts; Virgin Mary; translations; dialogues, Virgin and Christ; songs
Versification: — six-line — aabccb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 127-127v
First Lines:
Stond wel moder ounder rode
Bihold þi child wiþ glade mode…
Last Lines:
…I deye almest I falle to grounde
So serw ful deþ nes never non
Attributed Title: Chauncoun de noustre dame
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 87.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: I-III.” Anglia 2 (1879): 225-55: 253-4.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 2.763-5.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 218.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 206.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 29-32.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College E.8 (111), f. 106v
First Lines:
stand wel moder vnder rode
bi halt þi child vyt glede mode
bliþe moder mai þu bie…
Last Lines:
…bot i deie þu gost to helle
i tholie det for þine sake…
Note: 4 1/2 x 6, aabccb, imperfect at end; Latin equivalent text written above the English line by line. Musical notation.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 89-91.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 79rb-79vb
First Lines:
Stond wel moder vnder rode
byholt þy sone wiþ glade mode…
Last Lines:
…þat þou sheddest on þe rode
þou bryng vs in to heuene lyht
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 80-83.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 205-8.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 1.46-8.
Dickins, Bruce, and Richard M. Wilson. Early Middle English Texts. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1951: 129-30.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 56-7.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 86-8.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 204.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 215-17.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 60.
4.Source: London, British Library Royal 8 F.II, f. 180
Note: Stanza 1 only.
5.Source: London, British Library Royal 12 E.I, f. 193
Note: With music for some stanzas.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 203.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 136-8.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 12-14.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 87-9; 213-17.
6.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 301, f. 194
First Lines:
[S]tand wel moder under rode
bi halt þi sonne with glade mode…
Last Lines:
…Þat thu bledes hone þe rode
thu do ws in tho heuene riche
Note: Added to originally blank page.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 152-3.