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O Emperess the Emperor
James Ryman, a macaronic hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (abab) with alternating refrains, ‘Quem meruisti portare’ (ln. 2) and ‘Regina celi letare’ (ln. 4)
Note: Possibly intended for the same burden as the preceding hymn (796), ‘Stella celi micaris clare / regina celi letare’, f. 78.
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 78v-79
First Lines:
O emperesse the emperoure
Quem meruisti portare
Last Lines:
…That we may dwelle with hym & his
Regina celi letare
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 282.