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Make we merry in hall and bower
A carol on the Circumcision — six quatrains (abab) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘To encrease our joy and blysse / Christus natus est nobis
Subjects: carols, New Year; Circumcision, feast of
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5205. Christmas Carolles, [W. Middleton?, 1547?] , pp. 23-25
First Lines:
Make we mery in hall and boure
And this gloryous lady honor we…
Last Lines:
…Brynge vs to the blysse that lasteth aye
Feliciter congaudere
Attributed Title: De Circumcisione domini (p. 23)
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 41-3.
Editions:
Bliss, Philip, ed. Bibliographical Miscellanies. Oxford, 1815: 54.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 76; 1977, 64.