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In what order or what degree
John Audelay, ‘ffac ad quod venisti’, — eight 5-line stanzas(ababc) with ‘I say algate’ refrain and burden: ‘Hit is the best erele & late / Vche mon kepe his oune state’
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): ffac ad quod venisti
Subjects: carols, of moral counsel
Versification: — five-line — ababc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 29va-29vb
First Lines:
In wat order or what degre
Hole cherche haþ bownd þe to…
Last Lines:
…Wos euer he chomys he wyl be schent
I say al gate vt supra
Attributed Title: ffac ad quod venisti (f. 29v)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 68-9.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 195-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 235-6; 1977, 209-10.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 442.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 295.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 171-3.