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It is bread from heaven come / Flesh & blood of Mary it nam
A Song in honour of the Eucharist — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Worchyp we bothe more & lesce / Crystes body in furme of bred’
Subjects: carols, of the Eucharist; Eucharist
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 21v-22
First Lines:
It is bred fro heuene cam
Fleych & blod of Mary it nam…
Last Lines:
…& in heuene a place to gete
Throw the vertu of this bred
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 60-1.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 62.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 219; 1977; 193-4.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 180-1.