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DIMEV 1009
IMEV 618
NIMEV 618
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
Note: See 1008 and 1010.
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, ff. 31v-32
First Lines:
Criste that art light and day so bright
derkenes of nyght turnyst to light…
Last Lines:
…With the fader and holy goost
Bothe thre & one of myghtes moost
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 196.