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On twelfth day came kings three
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — six quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Beholde to you gret joy I bring / For owe is born crist heuen king’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 52v-53
First Lines:
On xiithe day camme kingis thre
With golde encense and myrre so fre…
Last Lines:
…ffor this chielde crist that is certayne
The son of god & heven king
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 225-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 88; 1977, 78.