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DIMEV 127
A mother and maid a child hath born
Christmas carol — four quatrains (aabb) plus 4-line refrain (abcb): ‘Euixa est puerpera / Quem gabriell predixerat / Quem matris alno gestiens / Clausus Johannes senserat
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of; carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 29v-30
First Lines:
A moder and mayde a childe hath borne
As gabriell hath tolde beforne…
Last Lines:
…With the fader and holygoost
Bothe iii and 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: 192-4.