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Gods Son for the love of man
A Christmas carol — four quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Make we mery in this fest / For verbum caro factum est
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 21
First Lines:
Godes sonne for þe loue of mane
flesshe & blode of mary he nam…
Last Lines:
…& so sayd þe prphett in hys lore
verbo prophesye
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 21.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 173-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 27; 1977, 21-2.