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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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And by a chapel as I came
How Our Lord and the apostles said Mass — a song of four quatrains and burden: ‘Mery hyt ys in may mornyng / Mery wayys for to gone’
Subjects: carols, of the Mass; Eucharist
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, ab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10, f. 198
First Lines:
And by a chapell as Y came…
Editions:
Sandison, Helen Estabrook. The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English. Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 102.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 223; 1977, 197.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 183.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever. English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages. Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon, 1945: 111.
Jacob, Ernest Fraser. The Fifteenth Century: 1399-1485. Oxford History of England. Oxford: Clarendon, 1961: 662.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 130.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 119.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 423.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 220-1.