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Of Mary a maid without leasing
James Ryman, A carol listing the events in the life of Christ — seven
quatrains (aaab) including Latin refrain and/or burden: ‘Te deum
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity; Christ, life of
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 7350, Part I
, f. iv
Of mary a mayde withowt lesyng
This day was borne a worthy
Therfor with Ioy now lett vs syng
…That we may cume in to that place
To syng with Ioy be fore his
Te deum laudamus
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“The Bradshaw Carols.”
81 (1966): 308-10: 309.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see
also Greene (1935)