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Peerless princess of every place
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight 6-line stanzas (ababcc) with 2-line refrain, ‘Oure woo þou sease oure joy increse / Graunt us þat pease þat is endlese’ and burden: ‘Vita dulcedo et spes / Nostra maria tu es
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — six-line — ababcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 9-10
First Lines:
Perles prynces of euery place
Of heuen of erthe of see of sonde…
Last Lines:
…In blysse with the and many moo
Our woo thow sese oure Ioy increse
Graunt us that pease that is endlesse
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 335-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 155-6; 1977, 138-9.