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O spousess of Christ and paramour
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 6v
First Lines:
O spowsesse of crist and paramour
Most of vertu most of honowre…
Last Lines:
…With crist and the in heuen halle
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: 330.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 161; 1977, 142-3.