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In the Vale of Abraham
A song of the Creation and Fall of Adam — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Now bething the gentilman / How Adam dalf and Eue sp[an]’
Subjects: carols, of religious counsel; Adam, creation and fall of
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 2-2v
First Lines:
In the vale of abraham
Cryst hymself he made adam…
Last Lines:
…Ther was adam sore aferd
For labour coude he werkyn non
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. i.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 2-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 230; 1977, 204-5.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 100-1.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 4426-7.