See this online ebook:

  • Carmina Mariana: An English Anthology in Verse in Honour of or in Relation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2nd edition, collected and arranged by Orby Shipley [1832-1916?] (London, New York: Burns and Oates, 1894). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, at Internet Archive. Also available at Google Books and (with some pages restricted for guest users) at Forgotten Books.
    • N.B., The anthology is in the public domain in most jurisdictions that base copyright term on date of publication or author’s lifetime, in view of the lifetime of its editor. However, we were unable to determine the copyright status of every single one of the collected verses in view of the large number of different authors/translators. The readers’ assistance on this matter would be most appreciated.

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“Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified… The Lord hath sworn truth to David, and he will not make it void: of the fruit of thy womb I will set upon thy throne.” (Psalm cxxxi, 8, 11)

“And the Angel being come in, said to her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou among women… Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name, Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High” (St. Luke i, 28, 31-32)

“And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple… And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Apocalypse xi, 19xii, 1)