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O Virgin chaste both first and last
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — three quatrains (aabb) including 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 — aabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 5-5v
First Lines:
O virgyn chast Both ffurst and last
That in tyme past By feith stedfast…
Last Lines:
…And euer to be Where alle Ioye ys
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.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 159; 1977, 141.