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Now is come our Savior / And now hathe Mary borne
Carol for the Festivals following Christmas — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Welcum welcum welcum / Christe redemptor omneum
Subjects: carols, Nativity season
Versification: — four-line — aaabcccb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 147 [olim Ingilby; Sotheby’s Sale 21 October 1920, lot 23; Maggs Cat. 404 (1921), n. 23], f. 114
First Lines:
Now ys cum owre saueowre
and now hathe mare borne a flowre…
Last Lines:
…Offryng with grete honnowre & reuerens
Adoraverunt puerum
Note: Added by a hand of the fifteenth to sixteenth century after end of The Boke of Vices and Vertues.
Editions:
Schulz, Herbert. C. “A Christmas Carol.” Huntington Library Bulletin. 6 (1943): 165-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 8; 1977, 5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 122.