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In word in deed in will in thought
John Audelay, ‘Cantalena de virginibus’ — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘I pray youe maydys that here be / Kepe your state & your degre’
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): Cantalena de virginibus
Subjects: carols, of women; women, praise of
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 30rb-30va
First Lines:
In word in dede in wil in þoȝt
ȝour maydyn hede defoule ge noȝt…
Last Lines:
…ffore þis tresoure has holpyn mone hone
Hit marys maydis vche cuntre
Attributed Title: Cantalena de virginibus (f. 30rb)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 77-8.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 207-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 265; 1977, 235.