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DIMEV 3940
IMEV 2467
NIMEV 2467
O Jesse yard florigerat
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘O regina clemencie / O mater indulgencie
Note: Stanzas 1-3 are a variant of 3939, stanzas 1, 2, 5; stanzas 4-6 are a variant of 4060, stanzas 2, 3, 8; ‘b’ line of stanza always rhymes with burden.
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. 102-102v
First Lines:
O Iesse yerde florigerat
The fruyte of liffe is sprunge of þe…
Last Lines:
…In the sweete blisse of paradyce
Wherof endyng never shall be
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 320-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 157; 1977, 140.