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Here have I dwelled with more and less
Farewell to Christmas — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Now haue gud day now haue gud day / I am crystmas and now I go my way’
Subjects: carols, of Candlemas; Christmastide
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 470
First Lines:
Here haue I dwellyd with more & lasse
From Halowtyde till Candylmas…
Last Lines:
…Yet for my sake make ye gud cher
Now haue gud day
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, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 126.
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: 72.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 245.
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: 18.
Pollard, Alfred William. Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse. A Volume of Arber’s ‘English Garner’…. Westminster and New York: Dutton, 1903: 58.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 96-7; 1977, 85.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 225.
Frost, Leslie, ed. Come Christmas. New York: Coward-McCann, 1935: 328.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 96.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 531-2.