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Nowell ell both elde and young
A Christmas carol — eight quatrains (aaab) and ‘Nowel el’ burden
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 28v-29
First Lines:
Nowel el boþe eld & ȝyng
Nowel el now mow we syng…
Last Lines:
…Fro helle pet þu vs schyld
Amen amen now synge we
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 15-16.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 83-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 169; 1977, 149-50.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 28-9.