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O heavenly star so clear and bright
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains (aaab) with alternating refrains: ‘Salue sancta parens’ and ‘Omni labe carens’, which are joined in the burden
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 20v-21
First Lines:
O heuenly sterre so clere and bright
In whome did light the sonne so right…
Last Lines:
…Nature mankynde fre forto make
Omni labe carens
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 121-2.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 147-4; 1977, 131.