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NIMEV 225.22
All this world may know full well
A carol of the Annunciation — seven quatrains and the two-line burden ‘Nowell Nowell Nowell Nowell by the grettyng of gabriell / Nowell Nowell Nowell Nowell þat borne is owr emanuell’
Subjects: Nativity; Annunciation; songs
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aabb, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit Biblia latina, Speier: Peter Drach, 1489. Goff B-587 [olim Quaritch; prior Ingilby, Ripley Castle, Harrowgate, Yorks.], sig. [EE.8]v
First Lines:
All this world may knowe full well
Comyn is owre lyffe owre hope oure heyll…
Last Lines:
…[torn] and had a hayll
[torn]th ys all
Note: Verso of the final flyleaf, water-stained, in a late fifteenth-century hand.
Editions:
Edwards, A. S. G., and Toshiyuki Takamiya. “Note: A New Middle English Carol.” Medium Aevum. 70 (2001):112-115: 112-13.