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On twelfth day this star so clear
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — twelve 6-line stanzas (ababcc) including refrain, ‘This sterre that day tho went away / ffro that swete place where Ihesus lay’ and burden: ‘A sterre shone bright on xii day / Ouer þat place where Ihesus lay’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 53-54
First Lines:
On xiithe day this sterre so clere
Brought kingis iij oute of the eest…
Last Lines:
…This sterre that day tho went away
ffro that swete place where Ihesus lay
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 226-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 88-9; 1977, 78-9.