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Mary mild hath born a child / christ lieth in cradle bound
A carol of the Feasts following Christmas — in quatrains (abcb), and burden: ‘Now this yol &c.’
Subjects: carols
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 383/603, p. 210
First Lines:
Mari milde
haþ boren a chylde
crist lyþ in cradul bonde…
Last Lines:
…[ ]his blod gan blede
tak hit in ny[ ]…
Note: Stanzas 1-6; ends imperfectly due to wear and loss of the corner of the leaf.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 320-1; 1977, 292.