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DIMEV 415
Almighty God blessed might he be
Christmas carol — four quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Man lat be þi cruelnese / And be glad of crystmese’
Subjects: carols, Nativity; Christmastide; Christ, birth of
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, bb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 141, ff. 5-5v
First Lines:
Al myty god blyssyd myth he be
Hath sent hys sone thorow hys pyte
To sle pryd and cruelte
And draw vs to hys kyndnes…
Last Lines:
…he bryng vs all in to hys towre
Where is bot euer blysse
Man lat be þi cruelnese
And be glad of crystmese
Editions:
Palti, Kathleen. “An Unpublished Fifteenth-Century Carol Collection: Oxford, Lincoln College MS Lat. 141.” Medium Aevum. 77 (2008): 260-78: 169-70.