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Mary so mild and good of fame
A hymn to the Virgin Mary by James Ryman — seven quatrains (abab) and burden (cc): ‘Mary so myelde of hert & myende / Hath borne a child to save mankyende’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 76-76v
First Lines:
Mary so myelde and good of fame
By vertu of the holy goost…
Last Lines:
…That shall bringe vs at domes day
ffro thraldom peyn woo and distresse
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 275-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 34-5; 1977, 28.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 66-7; 193.