"The Blessed Virgin" by Scipione Pulzone - 1583 A.D.
OF ST. ILDEPHONSUS
"I come to thee, oh mother of God, I supplicate thee to obtain
for me the pardon of my sins, and that I may be purified from all the errors of my life. I pray thee to grant me thy grace, that I may unite myself with affection to thy Son and to thee; to thy Son as to my God, to thee as to the mother of my God."
Source: "The Glories of Mary" Translated From The Italian Of St. Alphonsus Liguori Founder Of
The Congregation Of The Holy Redeemer, p. 329, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, N.Y., Imprimatur 1852 A.D.