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Now in Bethlehem that holy place
James Ryman, ‘Saluator mundi natus est’ — nine quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Saluator mundi natus est’, plus burden: ‘Be we mery now in this fest / In quo saluator natus est
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab + bb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 38v-39
First Lines:
Now in Betheleme that holy place
To bringe man oute of woofull case…
Last Lines:
…That of a mayde to save mankyende
de virgine nunc natus est
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 204-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 51-2; 1977, 43.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 72.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , pp. 25-26
First Lines:
In betheleem that noble place
As by prophesy sayd it was…
Last Lines:
…The shephardes than lauded god all
Quia saluator mundi natus est
Note: 5 stanzas.
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 43.
Editions:
Bliss, Philip, ed. Bibliographical Miscellanies. Oxford, 1815: 56.
Sandys, William, ed. Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London: Richard Beckley, 1833: 20.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 58.
Husk, William Henry. Songs of the Nativity. London, 1867: 54.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 51-2; 1977, 43.