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Dic erodes impie
A macaronic carol for Innocents’ Day — three 5-line stanzas (ababa) with refrain word, ‘milicia’, and 2-line burden: ‘Sonet laus per secula./ Innocentum gloria
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 352.
Subjects: carols, of the Innocents; Holy Innocents, feast of
Versification: — five-line, two-line — ababa, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 6v-7
First Lines:
Dic erodes impie
what awayleth thy cruellis…
Note: With music.
Attributed Title: De innocentibus (f. 6v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 265.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 70; 1977, 58-9.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 65.