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Adam our father was in bliss
The Prophets of the Old Testament — a song of ten quatrains with Latin caudae and burden: ‘O flos de lesse virgula / Laus tibi sit et gloria
Subjects: Old Testament, prophets; carols
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 4-4v
First Lines:
Adam our fader was in blis
& for an appil of lytil prys…
Last Lines:
…He brynge vs alle to good ende
In die nouissima
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 7-9.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 43.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 42-3; 1977, 35-6.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 162-3.