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O my dear Son why dost Thou so
James Ryman, dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Son on the Cross — eight stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘O synfull man behold & se / What thy maker hath done for the’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: dialogues, Virgin and Christ; Virgin Mary, dialogue, with Christ; carols, of the Passion
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 69v-70v
First Lines:
O my dere sonne why doest thou soo
Why doest thou suffre alle this payne…
Last Lines:
…And pay his Raunsom on the Rose
With the treasoure of my herte blode
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 263-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 116-17; 1977, 104-5.