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A child is born of a maid
A Christmas carol by Richard Smert — two quatrains (abab) and four-line burden: ‘Nascitur ex virgine / sine viri semine’ (repeated)
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 3.
Author(s): Richard Smert
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — abab, aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 34v-35
First Lines:
A childe ys born of a mayde
In redempcion of vs all…
Last Lines:
…To be born of a mayde that ys bryght
That all mankynde shall noght [be] shent
Attributed Title: de natiuitate
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 272.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 37; 1977, 30.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 92.