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NIMEV TM 29
A marvelous thing I have mused in my mind
A carol of the Incarnation — three quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Mirabilem misterium / The Son of God ys man becum’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 29.
Subjects: Incarnation; carols
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 379, f. 38
First Lines:
A mervelus þyng I hafe musyd in my mynde
Howe that veritas spronge owghte of the grounde…
Last Lines:
…That we maye be sauyd on domusdaye
And browghte to that blysse he bowghte vs to
Editions:
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 159.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 60; 1977, 50.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 109.