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O Queen of bliss thy son Jesu
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — ten quatrains (abab) with alternating refrains, ‘Regina celi letare’ and ‘Quem meruisti portare’, and 2-line burden (bb): ‘Stella celi micaris clare / Regina celi letare
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, carols to; carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 78
First Lines:
O quene of blisse thy son Ihesus
Quem meruisti portare…
Last Lines:
…So that we may in heven dwell
Regina celi letare
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: 280-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 150; 1977, 133.