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DIMEV 1008
IMEV 617
NIMEV 617
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
Note: See 1009 and 619.
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): Criste qui lux es et dies
Subjects: Christ, attributes of
Versification: — four-line — aabb, aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 3
First Lines:
Crist that art lyght and day alsoo
Derknes of nyght puttist us ffroo…
Last Lines:
…Therfore off ryght we beleue the
[Þ]e kyng off myght euer to be
Note: Several variant stanzas; cf. 1010.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 337-8.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 4-4v
First Lines:
Crist that arte light and day also
Derkenes of nyght puttist us fro…
Last Lines:
…Wyth the ffader of myȝt and holigost
Euer off ryght in euery cost
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 326-7.