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Glad and blithe mote ye be
A macaronic song of the Nativity — thirty-eight lines generally in 6-line stanzas
Note: Trans. of Bernard of Clairvaux, ‘Laetabundus’. For related texts see 4451, 5342.
Author(s): Bernard of Clairvaux
Title(s): Laetabundus
Subjects: Nativity, songs of the; translations
Versification: — six-line — aabccb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), ff. 19v-20
First Lines:
Glad & blithe mote ȝe be
All that euer y here now se
Alleluya
Last Lines:
…Whomme techeth þe letter
By holde the childe þe better
Hym bare a maide moder marye
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.134-5.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “English songs in manuscript Selden B.26.” Anglia 36 (1912): 79-115: 105.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: lxxviii-lxxix; 1977, xcix.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 113-15.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 215-16.