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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 426; Grid 462 287 (Leics: ff. 11-80v).
Number 2195-1
1.   ff. 1v-2v   I heard a maiden weep / For her sons passion
A song of the Hours of the Cross — fourteen quatrains (abab)
Number 3864-1
2.   f. 3   O Criste rex gencium / Whose kingdom hath none end
James Ryman, a version of the hymn ‘O Christe rex gentium’ — three quatrains
Number 4034-1
3.   f. 3   O Queen of grace and of comfort
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — seven quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘O mater ora filium’ and burden: ‘To heuyn blis that we may come / O mater ora filium’
Number 2481-4
4.   f. 3   In Bethlehem that fair city
A Christmas carol — four quatrains each ending with a Latin line, and burden: ‘To blys God bryng vs al & sum / Christe redemptor omnium
Number 1810-1
5.   f. 3   Have mind how I mankind have take
James Ryman, Appeal of Christ to Man — ten quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘O synfull man yeue me thyn hert’ and burden: ‘Reuert reuert reuert reuert / O synfull man geve me thyn hert’
Number 1008-1
6.   f. 3   Christ that art light and day also
James Ryman, another version of ‘Criste qui lux’ — seven quatrains (aabb) plus 4-line burden: ‘Criste qui lux es et dies / Noctis tenebras detegis / Lucisque lumen crederis / Lumen beatum predicans
Number 1010-1
7.   ff. 3v-4   Christ that art light clearness and day
James Ryman, another version of ‘Criste qui lux’ — seven quatrains (aabb) plus burden (cccd): ‘Criste qui lux es et dies / Noctis tenebras detegis / Lucisque lumen crederis / Lumen beatum predicans
Number 1008-2
8.   ff. 4-4v   Christ that art light and day also
James Ryman, another version of ‘Criste qui lux’ — seven quatrains (aabb) plus 4-line burden: ‘Criste qui lux es et dies / Noctis tenebras detegis / Lucisque lumen crederis / Lumen beatum predicans
Number 4008-1
9.   f. 5   O Mother mild maid undefiled
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — four quatrains (aabb) with internal rhyme in first three lines and with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta Maria ora pro nobis
Number 4087-1
10.   ff. 5-5v   O Virgin chaste both first and last
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — three quatrains (aabb) including refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Number 3955-1
11.   f. 5v   O lily flower of sweet odour
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — three quatrains with internal rhyme; with refrain ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta Maria ora pro nobis
Number 4055-1
12.   ff. 5v-6   O spousess most dear most bright most clear
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — three quatrains (aabb) with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden (b): ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Number 4081-1
13.   ff. 6-6v   O tricline of the Trinity
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (aaab) with ‘Ora pro nobis’ refrain and burden: ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Number 4056-1
14.   f. 6v   O spousess of Christ and paramour
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Number 3988-1
15.   f. 7   O meek Hester so mild of mind
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Ora pro nobis’ refrain and burden: ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Number 3847-1
16.   ff. 7-7v   O blessed maid mother and wife
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis dominum’ and burden: ‘Cum sola sis spes hominum / Ora pro nobis dominum
Number 4910-1
17.   f. 7v   Sith Thou hast born the King of Grace
An orison to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘O dulcis maria’ refrain and burden: ‘O clemens O pia / O dulcis maria
Number 3934-1
18.   f. 8   O High Father of heaven bliss
James Ryman, A prayer to God in Trinity — four quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Miserere nobis’ and burden: ‘Pater de celis deus / Miserere nobis’
Number 4066-1
19.   ff. 8v-9   O sweet Lady O Virgin pure
James Ryman, ‘Succurre nobis miseris’, an orison to the Virgin Mary — five macaronic quatrains (abab) with this refrain and burden (bb): ‘O mater summi iudicis / Succurre nobis miseris
Number 4063
20.   f. 8v   O sweet Jesu so meek and mild / Fili Marie virginis
James Ryman, ‘Succurre nobis miseris’, a macaronic hymn to Christ — five quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Succure nobis miseris’ and burden: ‘Fili marie uirgiinis / Succurre nobis miseris
Number 4358-1
21.   ff. 9-10   Peerless princess of every place
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight 6-line stanzas (ababcc) with 2-line refrain, ‘Oure woo þou sease oure joy increse / Graunt us þat pease þat is endlese’ and burden: ‘Vita dulcedo et spes / Nostra maria tu es
Number 471-1
22.   f. 10   An angel came with full great light
James Ryman, A carol of the Annunciation — four cross-rhymed quatrains (abab) and four-line burden: ‘I bryng tydyngys thatte be fulle tru / Who can sey nay to thys / Mary is moder of Ihesu / And god ys ffader ys’
Number 5192-1
23.   ff. 11-11v   The angel said of high degree / Hail full of grace God is with thee
James Ryman, ‘Alma redemptoris mater’ — thirteen quatrains including refrain, ‘Alma Redemptoris’ or ‘Redemptoris mater’, and burden: ‘Alma redemptoris mater / Quem de celis misit pater
Number 5191-1
24.   ff. 11v-12v   The angel said of high degree / Hail full of grace Christ is with thee
James Ryman, ‘Inquit Marie Gabriell’, an Annunciation carol — nine quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Inquit marie gabriell / Concipies emmanuel
Number 4366
25.   f. 11v   Peters chair beginneth Vere
On the Commencements of the Seasons — four lines (aaba)
Number 1710-1
26.   ff. 12v-13v   Hail full of grace Christ is with thee
James Ryman, A hymn on the Angelic Salutation — ten quatrains (abab) with alternating refrains all ending ‘Emanuel’, and four-line burden: ‘Nowel nowel nowel nowel / Nowel nowel nowel nowel / Inquit marie gabriel / concipies emanuel
Number 796-1
27.   ff. 13v-14   Behold and see o lady free / Quem meruisti portare
James Ryman, A macaronic carol to the Virgin — nine quatrains (abab) with leonine rhyme in ‘a’ lines, including refrain, ‘Regina celi letare’ plus burden (bb): ‘Stella maris micaris clare / Regina celi letare
Number 3859-1
28.   ff. 14v-15   O closed gate of Ezekiel
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (aabb) with refrain ‘for vs thou pray vnto thy childe’, and burden: ‘O quene of grace O mary myelde / ffor vs thou pray vnto thy childe’
Number 3860-1
29.   ff. 15-16   O closed gate of Ezekiel
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains with refrain ‘Of thy conforte lete vs not mys’, and burden: ‘O Virgyne marie quene of blis / Of thy conforte lete vs not mys’
Number 1746-1
30.   ff. 16-17   Hail perfect throne of Solomon
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — twelve quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Dei genitrix pia’ and burden: ‘Sancta virgo maria / Dei genitrix pia
Number 4034-2
31.   ff. 17-17v   O Queen of grace and of comfort
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — seven quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘O mater ora filium’ and burden: ‘To heuyn blis that we may come / O mater ora filium’
Number 4913-1
32.   ff. 17v-18   Sith Thy Son is both God and man
James Ryman, An orison to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (aaab) with ‘Tuum precare filium’ refrain and burden: ‘O castitatis lilium / Tuum precare filium
Number 4881-1
33.   ff. 18-18v   Sith Christ hath take both flesh and blood
James Ryman, A carol to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘O benigna laude digna / tuo nato nos consigna
Number 4898-1
34.   ff. 18v-19v   Sith of right thou mayest not forsake
James Ryman, An orison to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘O virgo summe decora / Pro nobis cristum exora
Number 4035-1
35.   ff. 19v-20v   O queen of mercy and of grace
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — twelve quatrains (aaab) with alternating refrains: ‘O clemens o pia’ and ‘O dulcis Maria’, which are joined in the burden
Number 3932-1
36.   ff. 20v-21   O heavenly star so clear and bright
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (aaab) with alternating refrains: ‘Salue sancta parens’ and ‘Omni labe carens’, which are joined in the burden
Number 1709-1
37.   f. 21v   Hail full of grace Christ is with thee
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with alternating refrains which are joined in the burden: ‘Aue regina celorum / Flos et decus beatorum
Number 1753-1
38.   ff. 22-22v   Hail spouse of Christ our Saviour
James Ryman, Gaude mater gloriosa — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Super omnes speciosa’ and burden: ‘Gaude mater gloriosa / Super omnes speciosa
Number 568-1
39.   ff. 22v-26   As Aaron yard without moisture / Hath flourished…
James Ryman, Hymn in honour of the Virgin Mary — six stanzas (aaaabb) and a 4-line burden (ccdd): ‘There sprunge a yerde of Iesse moore / There was neuer none suche before / Ne none shalbe / This yerde was marie virgyne fre’
Number 1048-1
40.   ff. 22v-23   Come my dear spouse and lady free
James Ryman, ‘Iam Veni Coronaberis’ — eight quatrains (abab) with this refrain and burden (bb): ‘Karissima in deliciis / Iam veni coronaberis
Number 794-1
41.   f. 23   Behold and see how that nature
James Ryman, A carol on the Miraculous Conception — nine quatrains (aaab) and burden (bbbc): ‘Ecce quod natura / mutat sua iura / Virgo parit pura / dei filium
Number 887-1
42.   ff. 24-24v   Both young and old take heed of this
James Ryman, a song — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Ecce quod natura /mutat sua iura / virgo parit pura / dei filium
Number 6028-1
43.   ff. 24v-25   To this rose angel Gabriel
James Ryman, a carol of the Annunciation — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘The whiche floure is moos pure & bright’ and burden: ‘A roose hath borne a lilly white / The whiche floure is moos pure & bright’
Number 5931-1
44.   ff. 26-27   Thus said Mary of great honor
James Ryman, a hymn on the Magnificat — eight quatrains (abab) and burden (cc): ‘Vnto marie he that loue hath / To here synge he Magnificat
Number 2044-1
45.   ff. 27-27v   Holy Maker of stars bright
James Ryman, ‘Conditor alme siderum’ — six quatrains (aabb) and burden: ‘Conditor alme syderum / Eterna lux credencium / Criste Redemptor omnium / Exaudi preces supplicum
Number 4050-1
46.   ff. 27v-28   O Son supernal proceeding
The hymn ‘Verbum supernum prodiens’, by James Ryman — five quatrains (aabb) plus burden: ‘Verbum superuum prodieris / A patre olim exieris / Qui natus orbi subuenis / Cursu declini temporis
Number 792-1
47.   ff. 28v-29   Behold a clear voice soundeth in / That all darkness
James Ryman’s version of the hymn ‘Vox clara ecce intonat’, — five 4-line stanzas (aabb) and burden: ‘Vox clara ecce intonat / Obscura queque increpat / Pellantur procul sompnia / de celo cristus promicat
Number 1469-1
48.   f. 29   From that the sun doth first ascend
James Ryman, version of the hymn ‘A solis ortus cardine’ — five quatrains (aabb) and 4-line Latin burden
Number 127-1
49.   ff. 29v-30   A mother and maid a child hath born
Christmas carol — four quatrains (aabb) plus 4-line refrain (abcb): ‘Euixa est puerpera / Quem gabriell predixerat / Quem matris alno gestiens / Clausus Johannes senserat
Number 1004-1
50.   ff. 30-30v   Christ that again has made free
James Ryman, a version of the hymn ‘Christe redemptor omnium’ — seven quatrains (aabb) and 4-line burden (cacc): ‘Criste redemptor omnium / Ex patre patris vnice / Solus ante principium / Natus ineffabiliter
Number 5257-1
51.   f. 31   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / By a Virgin to us come is
James Ryman, ‘A patre vnigenitus’ — six quatrains
Number 1009-1
52.   ff. 31v-32   Christ that art light and day so bright
James Ryman, another version of ‘Criste qui lux’ — seven quatrains (aabb) plus 4-line burden (cccd): ‘Criste qui lux es et dies / Noctis tenebras detegis / Lucisque lumen crederis / Lumen beatum predicans
Number 4784-1
53.   ff. 32v-33   Saviour of this world we pray
James Ryman, ‘Salvator mundi domine’ — five quatrains (aabb) plus burden: ‘Saluator mundi domine / Qui nos saluasti hodie / In hac nocte nos protege / Et salua omni tempore
Number 6124-1
54.   ff. 33-34   Upon a night an angel bright
James Ryman, a macaronic song of the Nativity — eight 6-line stanzas (ababcc) with ‘Nunc natus est altissimus’ refrain and burden: ‘Angelus inquit pastoribus / Nunc natus est altissimus
Number 6281-1
55.   f. 34-34v   When Christ was born an angel bright
James Ryman, a Christmas carol — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Gloria in altissimis / For nowe is borne the king of blis’
Number 6016-1
56.   ff. 35-35v   To the shepherds keeping their fold
James Ryman, a Nativity carol — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden (cc): ‘In terra pax hominibus / Quia natus est dominus
Number 5342-1
57.   ff. 35v-36   The incorrupt womb virginal
James Ryman, a song of the Nativity — eight stanzas (aaab), each ending with a short Latin line that rhymes with burden (b): Letabundus exultet fidelis chorus alleluia
Number 4020-1
58.   ff. 36-37   O orient light shining most bright
James Ryman, ‘O criste rex gencium’ — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘O criste rex gencium / O vita viuencium
Number 730-1
59.   ff. 37-37v   Auctor of health Christ have in mind
James Ryman, A song of the Nativity — six quatrains (aabb) and burden (cc): ‘Nowe in this fest thy holy fest / Saluator mundi natus est
Number 5929-1
60.   ff. 37v-38v   Thus it is said in prophecy
James Ryman, a Nativity carol — six 5-line stanzas (aaaab) including refrain, ‘Now in this fest this holy fest’ and 4-line burden (bbbb): ‘Now in this fest this holy fest / Nunc puer nobis natus est (repeated) / Et puer nobis datus est
Number 3761-1
61.   ff. 38v-39   Now in Bethlehem that holy place
James Ryman, ‘Saluator mundi natus est’ — nine quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Saluator mundi natus est’, plus burden: ‘Be we mery now in this fest / In quo saluator natus est
Number 4338-1
62.   ff. 39-40   Out of your sleep arise and wake
James Ryman, a Christmas carol — nine quatrains (aaab) with ‘…virgyn marie quene of blis’ refrain and burden (bb): ‘The sonne of god man bicome is / Of virgyn marie quene of blis’
Number 3395-1
63.   f. 40   Mankind was shent and ay forlore
A song of the Nativity, by James Ryman — six quatrains (aaab) with ‘In clennes and in charite’ refrain and burden: ‘To criste singe we singe we singe we / In clennes and in charite’
Number 657-1
64.   ff. 40v-41v   As long before prophesy said
James Ryman, A song of the Nativity — eight quatrains (abab) and burden (cc): ‘A meyden myelde a chielde hath bore / Mankyende to blis forto restore’
Number 106-1
65.   ff. 41v-42   A maiden mild hath born a child
James Ryman, A Christmas carol — seven quatrains (abab) plus four-line burden (bbbb): ‘Bothe man & chielde haue myende of þis / How god is sonne of blis / Of Marie myelde man becomme is / To deye for mannys mys’
Number 2213-1
66.   f. 42v   I love a lover that loveth me well
James Ryman, A love-song of Christ — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘My heart is sette alone / On god bothe thre and one’
Number 5668-1
67.   ff. 43-43v   This child is was and ay shall be
James Ryman, a Nativity carol — ten 3-line stanzas (aab) with refrain (b), ‘There is a childe a heuenly childe’ and burden (bb): ‘Ther is a chielde a heuenly childe / Iborne this nyght of Marie myelde’
Number 213-1
68.   ff. 43v-44   Adam and Eve did give consent
James Ryman, A carol of the Fall and Redemption — five quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘God bothe iii and one / Is oure comforte alone’
Number 5258-1
69.   ff. 44-44v   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / Of a pure maid man become is
James Ryman, A song of the Nativity and Passion — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘The sone of god alone / Hath made vs free echeone’
Number 3961-1
70.   ff. 44v-45   O Lord by whom all thing is wrought
James Ryman, a hymn to the Trinity — seven quatrains including refrain, ‘Honour to the alone’ and burden: ‘Honoure to the alone / That art bothe iij and one’
Number 5471-1
71.   ff. 45v-46   The Son of God and King of bliss
James Ryman, a song of the Redemption — eight quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Pro salute fidelium’ and burden: ‘The sone of god is man become / Pro salute fidelium
Number 5137-1
72.   ff. 46-46v   That holy clerk Saint Augustine
James Ryman, A song of Repentance — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Amende we vs while we haue space / For why nowe is þe tyme of grace’
Number 3950-1
73.   ff. 46v-47   O king of grace and indulgence
James Ryman, a hymn to Christ — six quatrains (aaab) including refrain ‘ffili marie virginis’ and burden: ‘Of thy mercy lete vs not mys / ffili marie virginis’
Number 1809-1
74.   f. 47   Have mind for thee how I was born
James Ryman, Appeal of Christ to Man — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Hec sunt verba saluatoris / Nolo mortem peccatoris
Number 2408-1
75.   f. 47v   If thou thy life in sin have led
James Ryman, An exhortation to repentance — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Of a synner he wille no deth’ and burden: ‘Thus seith Ihesu of nazareth / Of a synner I wille noo deth’
Number 1810-2
76.   ff. 47v-48v   Have mind how I mankind have take
James Ryman, Appeal of Christ to Man — ten quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘O synfull man yeue me thyn hert’ and burden: ‘Reuert reuert reuert reuert / O synfull man geve me thyn hert’
Number 3986-1
77.   ff. 48v-49   O man which art the earth take fro
James Ryman, a reminder of mortality — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ’Amittes mundi prospera’ and burden: ‘Hec sunt verba prophetica / Amittes mundi prospera
Number 2166
78.   f. 49   I had richesse I had my health
James Ryman, A warning from the tomb — eight quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Nunc in puluere dormio, and burden: ‘Alle worldly welth passed me fro / Nunc in puluere dormio
Number 5665-1
79.   ff. 49v-50   This bread giveth eternal life
James Ryman, a song of the Eucharist — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Ete it so ye be no dede’ and burden: ‘Ete ye this brede ete ye this brede / And ete it so ye be not dede’
Number 3894-1
80.   ff. 50-50v   O Father without beginning
James Ryman, a hymn to the Trinity — eight quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘O deus sine termino’ and burden: ‘O o o o o o o o / O deus sine termino
Number 6680-1
81.   f. 51   Wicked Herod thou mortal foe
James Ryman, ‘Hostis Herodes impie’ — five quatrains with burden: Hostis herodes impie / Cristum venire quid times / Non eripit mortalia / Qui regna dat celestia
Number 5901-1
82.   ff. 51v-52v   Three kings on the twelfth day
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — eight macaronic six-line stanzas (ababcc) with refrain, ‘Ex illibata virgine’ and burden: ‘Ortus est sol iusticie / Ex illibata virgine
Number 4278-1
83.   ff. 52v-53   On twelfth day came kings three
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — six quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Beholde to you gret joy I bring / For owe is born crist heuen king’
Number 4279
84.   ff. 53-54   On twelfth day this star so clear
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — twelve 6-line stanzas (ababcc) including refrain, ‘This sterre that day tho went away / ffro that swete place where Ihesus lay’ and burden: ‘A sterre shone bright on xii day / Ouer þat place where Ihesus lay’
Number 4821-1
85.   ff. 54-54v   Shall I that heaven and earth did make
James Ryman, The Child Jesus to the Virgin Mary — nine quatrains (abab) with the first repeated after each of the remaining nine as if a burden: ‘Shalle I that heuene & erthe did make / Dere moder shall I soo / Shall I die for mannes sake / and suffre payne and woo’
Number 4819-1
86.   ff. 54v-55v   Shall I mother maiden and wife
James Ryman song, 14 cross-rhymed quatrains with the first repeated after the remaining 13 as if a burden.
Number 4818-1
87.   ff. 55v-56   Shall I by whom all thing began
James Ryman song, thirteen cross-rhymed quatrains with first repeated after each of the remaining twelve as if a burden
Number 6674-1
88.   ff. 56-56v   Why shouldest thou die for man so ill
James Ryman, Dialogue between the Child Jesus and the Virgin Mary — ten quatrains (abab) plus burden (cbcb): ‘Shall I dere moder as I wille / Dere moder shall I soo / Shalle I take deth for manne so ille / And suffre payne and woo’
Number 4820-1
89.   ff. 57-57v   Shall I that am so high in throne
James Ryman song, 10 cross-rhymed quatrains with first repeated after each of the remaining nine as if a burden
Number 4822-1
90.   ff. 57v-58   Shall I that wrought all thing of nought
Song by James Ryman, 8 cross-rhymed quatrains with first serving as a burden to be repeated after each of the other seven stanzas
Number 3807-1
91.   f. 58   Now this time rex pacificus
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — six quatrains (aaab), including refrain, ‘The sonne of god & king of blis’, plus burden: ‘Of a mayden to vs borne is / the sonne of god and king of blis’
Number 3736-1
92.   ff. 58-58v   Now gladly shall the clergy sing
James Ryman, a macaronic song in praise of St. Francis — twelve 3-line stanzas, aab, including refrain (a short line in Latin), plus burden (b): ‘Letabundus ffrancisco decantet clerus alleluia
Number 6737-1
93.   ff. 58v-59   With pacience thou has us fed
Farewell to Advent — sixteen quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Farewele fro vs bothe alle and sume’ (except last stanza, ‘In ortu regis omium’) and burden: ‘Farewele aduent cristemas is cum / Farewele fro vs bothe alle and sume’.
Number 5936-1
94.   ff. 59-59v   Thy creatures terrestrial
James Ryman, a macaronic hymn to God the Father, based on the Te Deum — eight quatrains with refrain, ‘Te deum verumque laudamus’ and burden: ‘Te patrem nostrum inuocamus / Te deum verumque laudamus
Number 3915-1
95.   ff. 59v-60   O God and man sempiternal
James Ryman, A hymn to God in Trinity — fourteen quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Te deum verumque laudamus’ and burden: ‘Alpha et o quem vocamus / Te deum verumque laudamus
Number 1286-1
96.   ff. 60v-61   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / We knowledge Thee in every coast
James Ryman, ‘Te deum verum laudamus’ — six quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Te deum verum laudamus,’ and burden: ‘Alpha et o quem vocamus / Te deum verum laudamus
Number 3893-1
97.   f. 60v   O Father of high majesty / The Son and Holy Ghost with Thee
James Ryman, a hymn to the Trinity — six quatrains (aabb) including refrain, ‘Te deum laudamus’ and burden: ‘Dulciter pangamus / Te deum laudamus
Number 5328-1
98.   f. 61   The high father of bliss above
James Ryman, a hymn of praise to God — six quatrains (aaab) with ‘Te deum laudamus’ refrain and burden: ‘Singe we alle this tyme thus / Te deum laudamus
Number 4126-1
99.   ff. 61-61v   Of a maid Christ did not forsake
James Ryman, a song of praise to God — seven quatrains (aaab) with ‘Te deum laudamus’ refrain and burden: ‘Dulciter pangamus / Te deum laudamus
Number 4021-1
100.   f. 61v   O Our Father that art in bliss
James Ryman, The Pater Noster — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1708-1
101.   f. 61v   Hail full of grace Christ is with thee
A translation of Ave Maria, by James Ryman — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 1748-1
102.   ff. 61v-62   Hail Queen bliss of great honor
James Ryman, Salue regina — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5321.5-1
103.   f. 62   The heavenly star so bright and clear
James Ryman, the hymn ‘Stella celi extirpauit’ — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3898-1
104.   ff. 62-63   O flos campi of sweet odor
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5570-1
105.   ff. 63-64   There is a flower sprung of a well
James Ryman, A hymn of the Virgin Mary and her Son Emmanuel — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3951-1
106.   f. 63   O lady dear O condite clear
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3960-1
107.   ff. 64-64v   O Lord by whom all thing is wrought
James Ryman, a hymn to Christ — six stanzas rhyme royal
Number 715-1
108.   ff. 64v-65v   At sometime merry at some time sad
James Ryman, The Transitoriness of this World — eight 8-line stanzas
Number 4463-1
109.   ff. 65v-67v   Remember well thou man mortal
James Ryman, a reminder of the mutability of this world — sixteen 8-line stanzas
Number 5327-1
110.   ff. 67v-68   The high Father of bliss above
James Ryman, an Annunciation carol — eight stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘In criste ihesu be we alle gladde / By whome oure joye endeles is hadde’
Number 5127-1
111.   ff. 68-68v   That Archangel shining full bright
James Ryman, On the Annunciation — four stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘As gabriell archaungell seyde / Now criste is borne of a pure meyde’
Number 2971-1
112.   ff. 68v-69   Joseph would have fled fro that maid
James Ryman, On the appearance of the Angel to Joseph — six stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘Awake joseph awake awake / And to marie thy way thou take’
Number 3985-1
113.   ff. 69-69v   O man unkind print in thy mind
James Ryman, an appeal to Man to love Christ — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4011-1
114.   ff. 69v-70v   O my dear Son why dost Thou so
James Ryman, dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Son on the Cross — eight stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘O synfull man behold & se / What thy maker hath done for the’
Number 4094-1
115.   f. 70v   O woeful heart make thy complaint
James Ryman, appeal of Christ to Man and Man’s reply — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3866-1
116.   ff. 71v-72   O cruel death painful and smart
James Ryman, a complaint against Death and Death’s reply — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4030-1
117.   f. 72   O prince of peace and king of grace
James Ryman, a prayer to the Prince of Peace — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 800-1
118.   f. 72   Behold how good and jocund it is
James Ryman, in praise of brotherly love — a single stanza rhyme royal
Number 3922-1
119.   ff. 72v-73   O good Harry the Sixth by name
James Ryman, Song in praise of Henry VI — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3874-1
120.   f. 72v   O dreadful death come make and end
James Ryman, a longing for Death — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1342-1
121.   ff. 73v-74v   For cause all men shall understand
James Ryman, moral advice, for the most part a paraphrase of Proverbs viii — eighteen quatrains and one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5441-1
122.   ff. 74v-75v   The prophecy fulfilled is
James Ryman, A Nativity carol — eight 6-line stanzas (ababcc) including refrain, ‘That nowe is borne the king of blis’ with burden (cc): ‘Right as the aungell tolde it is / That nowe is borne the king of blis’
Number 4414-1
123.   f. 74v   Prince duke and earl lord knight and squire
James Ryman, a welcome to Christmas — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5720-1
124.   ff. 75v-76   This is the stone cut of the hill
James Ryman, The Prophecy of Emmanuel — six six-line stanzas (ababbb, including a 3-line refrain, ‘Nomen eius emanuell / Scripture full welle to vs doth tell / Nomen eius emanuell’, and burden: ‘A chielde is borne with vs to dwell / Nomen eius emanuell
Number 3436-1
125.   ff. 76-76v   Mary so mild and good of fame
A hymn to the Virgin Mary by James Ryman — seven quatrains (abab) and burden (cc): ‘Mary so myelde of hert & myende / Hath borne a child to save mankyende’
Number 5342-2
126.   ff. 76v-77   The incorrupt womb virginal
James Ryman, a song of the Nativity — eight stanzas (aaab), each ending with a short Latin line that rhymes with burden (b): Letabundus exultet fidelis chorus alleluia
Number 6300-1
127.   f. 77   When false Judas Her Son had sold
James Ryman, a lament of the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Mary myelde made grete mone / For her dere sonne alone’
Number 5932-1
128.   f. 77   Thus to her said an angel tho
James Ryman, a song of the Annunciation — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Mary hath borne alone / The sonne of god in trone’
Number 1744-1
129.   ff. 77v-78   Hail our lode star both bright and clear
James Ryman, ‘Salue regina glorie / Mater misericordie’ — twelve quatrains (abab) with this burden
Number 3939-1
130.   ff. 77v-78   O Jesse yard florigerat
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (abab) with refrain ‘Mater misericordie’ and burden: ‘Salue regina glorie / Mater misericordie
Number 4033-1
131.   f. 78   O Queen of bliss thy son Jesu
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — ten quatrains (abab) with alternating refrains, ‘Regina celi letare’ and ‘Quem meruisti portare’, and 2-line burden (bb): ‘Stella celi micaris clare / Regina celi letare
Number 2570-1
132.   f. 78   In prophecy thus it is said
James Ryman, The prophecy of Simeon — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Mary so myelde alone / For her chielde made grete mone’
Number 3875-1
133.   ff. 78v-79   O Emperess the Emperor
James Ryman, a macaronic hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (abab) with alternating refrains, ‘Quem meruisti portare’ (ln. 2) and ‘Regina celi letare’ (ln. 4)
Number 4036-1
134.   ff. 79-80   O queen of pity and of grace
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘O quene of pitee moder of grace / In the high citee graunt vs a place’
Number 1718-1
135.   f. 79   Hail Holy Father of the high country
James Ryman, A prayer to St. Francis — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5253-1
136.   f. 80v   The false fox came unto our croft
The false fox — eighteen couplets each with refrain, ‘With how fox how with hey fox hey / Come no more unto our house to bere our geese aweye’
Number 5192-2
137.   ff. 81v-82   The angel said of high degree / Hail full of grace God is with thee
James Ryman, ‘Alma redemptoris mater’ — thirteen quatrains including refrain, ‘Alma Redemptoris’ or ‘Redemptoris mater’, and burden: ‘Alma redemptoris mater / Quem de celis misit pater
Number 475-1
138.   ff. 82-83   An angel that was fair and bright
James Ryman (?), A carol of the Annunciation — nine quatrains (aaab) and two-line burden (bb): ‘Heyle mary meyden meke and mylde / Thou shalte conceyue and bere a chylde’
Number 469-1
139.   ff. 83-84   An angel bright / Came down with light / A message for to do
James Ryman (?), A carol of the Annunciation — thirteen 6-line stanzas (aabaab) and 4-line burden (cdcd), or 4-line stanzas with leonine rhyme in odd-numbered lines (as it is written in MS); burden: ‘Thys ys fulle tru þis ys fulle tru / Who can sey Nay to thys / Mary ys modere of Ihesu / And god hys fadere ys’
Number 3980-1
140.   ff. 84-85   O man of mould
James Ryman, a song of the Annunciation — seven 4-line stanzas (abab) and 4-line burden: ‘A meyden mylde hath born a chylde / Mankynde ayene to by / Hys name ihesu ys callyd thus / And here name mylde mary’
Number 470-1
141.   ff. 85-85v   An angel came unto that maid
James Ryman (?), A carol of the Annunciation — six cross-rhymed quatrains (abab) and two-line burden with medial rhyme: ‘Mary so myld scripture seyeth þus / Hath borne a chyld namyd Ihesus’
Number 3732-1
142.   ff. 85v-86   Now for to sing I hold it best
James Ryman, a Christmas carol — six quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Nowe lete us syng and mery be / ffor crist oure kyng haþe made us fre’
Number 5260-1
143.   ff. 86-86v   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / That is the Lord…
A song of the Annunciation, in James Ryman’s songbook — seven five-line stanzas (ababc) including ‘Mirabile misterium’ refrain and burden (cc): ‘Mirabile misterium / The sone of god ys man becum’
Number 473-1
144.   ff. 87-87v   An angel said to that maid so free
James Ryman (?), A carol of the Annunciation — eight quatrains (aaab) and three-line burden (ccb): ‘Mary so mylde so meke so fre / Hath borne a chylde of hyghe degre / And his name ys Ihesus’
Number 4060-1
145.   ff. 88-88v   O strong Judith so full of might
James Ryman, ‘Mater misericordie’ — eight quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Mater misericordie,’ and burden (bb): ‘Salue regina glorie / Mater misericordie
Number 3888-1
146.   ff. 88v-89v   O fair Rachel seemly in sight
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains including refrain, ‘Mater misericordie’ and burden: ‘Salue regina glorie / mater misericordie
Number 3891-1
147.   ff. 89v-90   O Father of eternal bliss
James Ryman, a macaronic hymn to God in Trinity — five quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Te deum laudamus’, and burden: ‘Dulciter pangamus / Te deum laudamus
Number 214-1
148.   f. 89v   Adam and Eve that were unwise
A carol to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (abab) with refrain and two-line burden: ‘Salue regina gloria / Mater misericordie
Number 3879-1
149.   ff. 90-90v   O endless God of majesty
James Ryman, ‘Te Deum Rite laudamus’ — five macaronic quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Te deum uite laudamus’ and burden: ‘Te patrem rite uocamus / Te deum uite laudamus
Number 1292-1
150.   ff. 90v-91   Father of bliss omnipotent / For Thou hast made and create us
James Ryman, ‘Te Deum laudamus’ — five quatrains (abab) including refrain (‘Te deum laudamus’) and burden: ‘Syng we alle thys tyme þus / Te deum laudamus
Number 3877-1
151.   ff. 91-91v    O endless God of majesty
James Ryman, ‘Te Deum verum laudamus’ — five quatrains (abab) including refrain ‘Te deum verum laudamus’ and burden: ‘Alpha et oo quem vocamus / Te deum verum laudamus
Number 5475-1
152.   f. 91v   The Son of God that all hath wrought
A Nativity carol, ?by James Ryman — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Te deum laudamus’ refrain, and burden: ‘Syng we alle thys tyme thus / Te deum laudamus
Number 3878-1
153.   ff. 92-92v   O endless God of majesty
James Ryman, a song of thanksgiving — eight quatrains including refrain ‘Te deum laudamus’, and burden: ‘Nowe syng we thys tyme thus / Te deum laudamus
Number 4064-1
154.   ff. 92v-93   O sweet Jesu we knowledge this
James Ryman, a hymn to Christ — ten quatrains (aaab) with ‘Te deum laudamus’ refrain and burden: ‘Syng we alle þys tyme þus / Te deum laudamus
Number 5473-1
155.   ff. 93-93v   The Son of God our Lord Jesus
Te deum laudamus’, a song of the Incarnation, ?by James Ryman — three quatrains (aaab) with Te deum laudamus refrain and burden: ‘Nowe syng we thys tyme þus / Te deum laudamus’
Number 3892-1
156.   f. 93   O Father of high majesty / O Son and Holy Ghost all three
James Ryman, a hymn to the Trinity — three quatrains including refrain, ‘Te deum laudamus’ and burden: ‘Synge we alle thys tyme thus / Te deum laudamus
Number 5969-1
157.   ff. 93v-94   To Christ Jesu that Lord and King
James Ryman, a song of the Passion and Resurrection — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Te deum’ refrain and burden: ‘Te patrem inuocamus / Te deumque laudamus
Number 5259-1
158.   f. 93v   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / Of a pure Maid man become is
A song of the Nativity, in James Ryman’s songbook — three 4-line stanzas (aaab) with ‘Te deum’ refrain and burden(bb): ‘Dulciter pangamus / Te deum laudamus
Number 5472-1
159.   ff. 94-94v   The Son of God hath take nature
Te deum laudamus’, a song of the Trinity, ?by James Ryman — eight quatrains (aaab) with Te deum laudamus refrain and burden (bb): ‘Dulciter pangamus / Te deum laudamus
Number 1205-1
160.   ff. 94v-95   Eternal God Father of light
?James Ryman, A hymn to God the Father in James Ryman’s song book — ten quatrains (aaab) with refrain ‘Te deum laudamus’ and burden (bc): ‘Te deum laudamus / Te dominum confitemur
Number 3876-1
161.   ff. 95-95v   O endless God both three and one
James Ryman, a hymn to the Trinity — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including refrain, ‘Te deum verum laudamus’, plus 4-line burden: ‘With hert an mynd with will and thought / Dulciter pangamus / To God most kynd thatt all hath wrought / Te Deum laudamus
Number 978-1
162.   ff. 96-96v   Children of Eve both great and small
A hymn to the Virgin Mary in James Ryman’s songbook — six stanzas rhyme royal with refrain (ababbcc), ‘Maria spes nostra salue’, and burden (cc): ‘Mekely we syng and seye to the / Maria spes nostra salue
Number 3899-1
163.   ff. 96v-97   O flower of all virginity
James Ryman, ‘O mater indulgencie’ — three stanzas rhyme royal including refrain ‘O mater indulgencie’ and burden: ‘O regina clemencie / O mater indulgencie
Number 4031-1
164.   f. 97   O princess of eternal peace
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — three stanzas rhyme royal with refrain: ‘Mater misericordie’, and burden: ‘Maria mater gracie / Mater misericordie
Number 3526-1
165.   f. 97v   Misit deus angelum
A macaronic song of the Annunciation — sixteen 6-line stanzas
Number 2597-1
166.   ff. 99v-100   In the city called Assisi / Vir trahens tunc originem
James Ryman, A macaronic song in praise of St. Francis — eleven 6-line stanzas (ababcc) with two-line refrain: ‘Whoys Ioy shalle euer encres / His name is callid ffraunces’
Number 4776-1
167.   ff. 100v-101   Salue decus pauperum
A macaronic hymn to St. Francis, in a volume of songs by Ryman — eight 6-line stanzas, including a 2-line refrain, ‘As clerly nowe itte dothe appere / To feithfull man bothe farre & nere’
Number 4453-1
168.   ff. 101-101v   Regina celi letare / For Christ Thy Son so dear
James Ryman, ‘Regina celi letare’, a hymn — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line burden: ‘Regina celi letare / With God and man alsoo / Quem meruisti portare / Withowten peyn and woo’ (alternate Latin and English lines throughout)
Number 3940-1
169.   ff. 102-102v   O Jesse yard florigerat
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘O regina clemencie / O mater indulgencie
Number 5153-1
170.   f. 102v-103v   That maiden mild her child did keep
James Ryman, Dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Child — fourteen quatrains (abab) each ending with the word ‘alone’ and burden: ‘Mary hath borne alone / The sonne of god in trone’
Number 4909-1
171.   ff. 103v-104   Sith Thou hast born the King of Grace
An orison to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (abab) with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘To þe we make oure mone / Moder of crist alone’
Number 5474-1
172.   ff. 104-104v   The Son of God so full of might
A song of the Incarnation, ?by James Ryman — eight quatrains (abab) with refrain, ‘To saue mankynde alone’ and burden: ‘The sone of god in trone / Hath take mankynd alone’
Number 5818-1
173.   f. 104v   Thou art solace in all our woe
James Ryman, a hymn to Christ — three quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Thou art welcum with us to dwell’ and burden: ‘O rex noster emanuel / Thou art welcum with us to dwell’