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It is full heavy chastity
John Audelay, ‘De matrimonio mulierum’ — seven 5-line stanzas (ababc) with ‘All day thou seest’ refrain and burden: ‘Avyse youe wemen wom ye trust / & beware of had i wys’
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): De matrimonio mulierum
Subjects: marriage; carols, of marriage
Versification: — five-line — ababc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 30va
First Lines:
Hit is ful heue chastite
With mone maydyns now oday…
Last Lines:
…& lese worchip honowre & grace
Al day þou seest
Attributed Title: de matrimonio mulierum
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 78-9.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 208-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 276; 1977, 244-5.