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Joseph would have fled fro that maid
James Ryman, On the appearance of the Angel to Joseph — six stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘Awake joseph awake awake / And to marie thy way thou take’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols; Joseph, father of Jesus
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 68v-69
First Lines:
Iosephe wolde haue fled fro that mayde
Not for noo synne ne for offence…
Last Lines:
…ffor why her sete is next the trone
Of god that is bothe iij and one
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 260-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 184; 1977, 162-3.