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Let no man come into this hall
A carol of Christmas sports — three quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Make we mery bothe more & lasse / ffor now ys þe tyme of crystymas’
Subjects: Christmastide; carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4681
First Lines:
Lett no man cum in to this hall
Grome page nor yet marshall…
Last Lines:
…But to the stokkis then let hym go
For now ys ys þe tyme of crystmas
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 241.
Flügel, Ewald. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 69.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 123.
Pollard, Alfred William. Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse. A Volume of Arber’s ‘English Garner’…. Westminster and New York: Dutton, 1903: 86.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 234.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 15.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 9; 1977, 6.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 220-1.
Dearmer, Percy, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Martin Shaw. The Oxford Book of Carols. London: Oxford UP, 1928: 211.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 3.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 58.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 277-8.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 170.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 110.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 527-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. “Wyatt’s ‘I am as I am’ in Carol-form.” Review of English Studies n.s. 15 (1964): 175-80: 88-9.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 133.