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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sta’bat Ma’ter.
The celebrated Latin hymn on the Crucifixion, which forms a part of the service during Passion week, in the Roman Catholic Church. It was composed by Jacopone, a Franciscan of the thirteenth century, and has been set to music by Pergole’se, also by Rossi’ni.   1
   In the catalogue of the Library of Burgundy, No.13,993, is the following:—   2
        “Item. fol. 77. Benedictus Papa XII. composuit hanc orationem: ‘Stabat Mater dolorosa iuxta crucem,’ etc., concessitque cuilibet confesso pœnitenti dicenti eam pro qualibet vice 30 dies indulgentium.” (Sixteenth century.)

 Squire of Dames.Stable-door. 


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