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From heaven was sent an angel of light
A carol of the Annunciation — seven 5-line stanzas and burden: ‘Now we shuld syng and say newell / Quia missus est angelus Gabriel
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 448.
Subjects: carols, Annunciation; Virgin Mary, Annunciation to
Versification: — five-line, two-line — aaabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4601
First Lines:
ffrom hevyn was sent an angell of light
Vnto a cyte that Nazareth hyght…
Last Lines:
…Now make we mery hym beforne & syng newell
Quia missus est angelus Gabriell
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 57.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 114-15.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 228-9.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 4-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 172-3; 1977, 153.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 32-3.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 83-4.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, and Emmeline Paxton, eds. Some Minor Poems of the Middle Ages. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1917: 11-12.