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I was born in a stall / Between beasts two
The Story of Christ’s Sufferings — thirteen quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Shall I moder shall I / Shall I do soo / Shall I dye for mannys sake / And I never synned thereto’
Subjects: Christ, sufferings of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 471
First Lines:
I was born in a stall
Betwen bestis two…
Last Lines:
…Send vs all his blessyng
& send vs all good reste
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. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 246-7.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 121-2.
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: 19-20.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 125; 1977, 111.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 78-81.