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Found Records:
Christmas Carolles, [W. Middleton?, 1547?]
1.   Ipse mocat me
A nonsense carol — four 3-line macaronic stanzas (aab) including In ciuitate Dauid refrain and 2-line burden: ‘Gebit gebit gebit gebit / Lux fulgebit hodie
Printed Book: STC5205 Witness 2689-1
2.   Make we merry in hall and bower
A carol on the Circumcision — six quatrains (abab) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘To encrease our joy and blysse / Christus natus est nobis
Printed Book: STC5205 Witness 3332-1
3.   O very life of sweetness and hope
A prayer to the Virgin Mary, paraphrasing the antiphon, ‘Salve regina’ (Anal. Hymn. L.318-19) — five 3-line stanzas with 2-line burden: ‘Salve regina mater misericordie / Uita dulcedo et spes nostra salue
Printed Book: STC5205 Witness 4084-1
4.   Welcome be this blessed feast
A song of the Trinity — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘O meruelous & blessed natiuite / Off goddes sone in diuinite’
Printed Book: STC5205 Witness 6188-2