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O of Jesse thou holy root
Song ‘0 radix Iesse’ — three quatrains and 8-line Latin burden: ‘O radix iesse supplices / Te nos inuocamus / Veni vt nos liberes / Quem iam expectamus’ (repeated)
Subjects: carols, Advent
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 19v-20
First Lines:
O of iesse thow holy rote
That to thi pepill arte syker merke…
Last Lines:
…In the rotedde what we showe
And graunte ows blisse after owre decesse
Attributed Title: In die natiuitate (f. 19v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 268.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 3; 1977, 1.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 77.