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O man which art the earth take fro
James Ryman, a reminder of mortality — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ’Amittes mundi prospera’ and burden: ‘Hec sunt verba prophetica / Amittes mundi prospera
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: mortality
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 48v-49
First Lines:
O man whiche art the erthe take froo
Ayene into erthe thou shalt goo…
Last Lines:
…Where is no nyght but euer day
Et infinita prospera
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 219-20.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 238; 1977, 211-12.