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Out of the east a star shone bright
An Epiphany carol — eight quatrains (aaab) plus burden (bb): ‘Be mery all þat be present / Omnes de saba venient
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 3522
First Lines:
Owt of þe est a sterre shon bright
ffor to shew thre kyngis light…
Last Lines:
…& ever to God lett vs pray
That on the rode was rent
Explicit
Note: Note following explicit: ‘Est tuus Anna pater Izacar Nasaphat tua mater’ (p. 352).
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 176-7.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 122.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 86-7; 1977, 76-7.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 116-17.