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O spousess most dear most bright most clear
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — three quatrains (aabb) with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden (b): ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — four-line — aabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 5v-6
First Lines:
O spowsesse most dere most bryȝt most clere
In heuen quere hauyng no pere…
Last Lines:
Vita et spes nostra cum sis
Et ora pro nobis
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 328-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 160; 1977, 142.