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  • His early works, such as the six-voice O virgo virginum, have the attenuated lines and full textures of Ockeghem; Josquin's influence is clearly shown in Ne reminiscaris and Probe me Deus, with their shorter phrases and voice-pairings.

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  • Chori sanctarum virginum monachorumque omnium, simul cum sanctis omnibus consortes Christi facite.

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  • Amphelinam depereunt, &c. They neigh after other men's wives (as Jeremia, cap.v. 8. complaineth) like fed horses, or range like town bulls, raptores virginum et viduarum, as many of our great ones do.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And yet I must and will say something more, add a word or two in gratiam virginum et viduarum, in favour of all such distressed parties, in commiseration of their present estate.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quidam ex illo capti sunt amore virginum, et libidine victi defecerunt, ex quibus gigantes qui vocantur, nati sunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Many other inconveniences are reckoned up by Mercatus, and by Rodericus a Castro, in their tracts de melancholia virginum et monialium; ob seminis retentionem saviunt saepe moniales et virgines, but as

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Love melancholy, which Avicenna calls ilishi: and Lycanthropia, which he calls cucubuthe, are commonly included in head melancholy; but of this last, which Gerardus de Solo calls amoreus, and most knight melancholy, with that of religious melancholy, virginum et viduarum, maintained by Rod. a

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • This, O Virgo virginum, is not on parallel lines with the others, nor is it found in the Roman Breviary, but it had place in the Sarum.

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  • The Roman Breviary does not begin the Antiphons till December 17, but December 16 is the English date marked in the Prayer Book Kalendar as O Sapientia, either St. Thomas's Day being otherwise provided for, or O Virgo virginum being added as an eighth.

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  • What is the source for the printing shown, of the 'O Virgo virginum' chant?

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