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In heaven there sit a lady…
In praise of women — five 3-line stanzas and burden: Women ben good for lo[ve] / …that sit above
Note: Fragment only, missing ends of lines; for similar pieces see 4826 and 6781
Subjects: women, praise of; carols, of women
Versification: — three-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), f. 13
First Lines:
In euyn þer sitte a lady [schene?]
Of all women sche [ ]…
Last Lines:
…Women ben goo[d ]
Women to vs [ ]
Women to le[ ]
Note: Text fragmentary because most of folio torn away.
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds. “Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.” Modern Language Review 8 (1913): 68-87: 85.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 322; 1977, 294.