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O strong Judith so full of might
James Ryman, ‘Mater misericordie’ — eight quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Mater misericordie,’ and burden (bb): ‘Salue regina glorie / Mater misericordie
Note: For a variant of stanzas 2, 3, 8, see 3940, stanzas 4-6.
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 88-88v
First Lines:
O stronge Iudith so full of myght
By thy vertu we be made fre…
Last Lines:
…In the sweete blysse of paradyse
Mater misericordie
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 297.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 153; 1977, 136.