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O orient light shining most bright
James Ryman, ‘O criste rex gencium’ — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘O criste rex gencium / O vita viuencium
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): O criste rex gencium
Subjects: carols, to Christ; Christ, songs in honour of
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 36-37
First Lines:
O orient light shynyng moost bright
O sonne of Right adowne thou light…
Last Lines:
…Of the a sight thou vs behight
O vita viuencium
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 202.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 196-7; 1977, 173-4.