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Maiden and mother come and see / Thy child is nailed to a tree
A dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her son — eighteen couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: For later versions, in stanzas, see 2029, 3424 and 5653.
Subjects: carols, of the Passion; Virgin Mary, dialogue, with Christ; dialogues, Virgin and Christ
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 121rb
First Lines:
Maiden & moder cum & se
Þi chld is nailed to a tre…
Last Lines:
…An þu salt comen þat blisse to
Þer my fader is for euermo Amen
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v); ‘Ihesu’ (f. 121) as if introducing the speaker
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 85-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 119; 1977, 106-7.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 110-11; 237.