[Ads-l] the answer to a maiden's prayer

Peter Morris peter_morris_1 at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Sun Jul 24 15:00:45 UTC 2016

I'm guessing it comes from The Lady of the Lake  by Sir Walter Scott.

In this particular excerpt from the poem the heroine, Ellen Douglas, is 
in hiding and prays to the Virgin Mary. 

Ave Maria! Ave Maria! maiden mild!
Listen to a maiden's prayer!
Thou canst hear though from the wild,
Thou canst save amid despair. 


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