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Adam and Eve that were unwise
A carol to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (abab) with refrain and two-line burden: ‘Salue regina gloria / Mater misericordie
Subjects: carols; Virgin Mary, songs in honor of
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 89v
First Lines:
Adam and eve thatte were vnwyse
Were putte with there posterite…
Last Lines:
…Butte into blysse thatt he us take
Mater misericordie
Salue regina glorie
Mater misericordie
Note: Not attributed to James Ryman in the MS.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 299.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 154; 1977, 137.