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O man of mould
James Ryman, a song of the Annunciation — seven 4-line stanzas (abab) and 4-line burden: ‘A meyden mylde hath born a chylde / Mankynde ayene to by / Hys name ihesu ys callyd thus / And here name mylde mary’
Note: For a variant see 469.
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Annunciation
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 84-85
First Lines:
O man of molde mekely beholde
Hou god mankynd hath take…
Last Lines:
…Thatt nowe to us hath born Ihesus
And she neuere defylde
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 291.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 181; 1977, 160.