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O fair Rachel seemly in sight
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains including refrain, ‘Mater misericordie’ and burden: ‘Salue regina glorie / mater misericordie
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 88v-89v
First Lines:
O fayre rachel semely in syght
ther is no spotte of syn in the…
Last Lines:
…In blysse cuase us to haue a place
mater misericordie
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 298.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 154; 1977, 136-7.