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Of this martyr make we mend
A song for St. Stephen’s Day — three macaronic quatrains (abab) and burden (bb): ‘Eya martir stephane / Prey for vs we prey to þe’
Subjects: carols, to saints; Stephen, saint
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.3.58 (1230), a roll, item 11
First Lines:
Of þis marter make we mende
qui triumphavit hodie
And to heuene blysse gan wende
Dono celestis gracie
Last Lines:
…Eya martir stephane
pray for vs we pray to ye
Editions:
Fuller-Maitland, John Alexander, and William Smyth Rockstro. English Carols of the Fifteenth Century. London: Leadenhall Press; New York: Scribner’s, 1891: 23.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 63; 1977, 52.