SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 1521
IMEV 916
NIMEV TM 468
Glorious God had great pity
A Christmas carol — six 7-line stanzas (aaabccb) plus burden: ‘Synge we with myrth ioye and solas / In honowr of this cristemas’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 468.
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — seven-line, two-line — aaabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, pp. 4752-476
First Lines:
Glorius God had gret pite
How longe mans sowle in payn shuld be…
Last Lines:
…Crye marcy he will not denye
Thy sowle to wynne
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: 74.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 253-4.
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: 29.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 31; 1977, 25-6.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 190-1.