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Saint John is Christs darling dear
John Audelay, a carol for St. John the Evangelist’s Day — ten quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘I pray youe breder euerechon / Worchip þis postil swete saynt jon’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: carols, to saints; John the Evangelist, saint
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 28va-28vb
First Lines:
Synt Ion is cristis derlyng dere
He lenyd on his brest at his sopere…
Last Lines:
…When our soulis schal wynd away
He grawnt vs al remyssion
Attributed Title: In die sancti iohannis apostole et ewangeliste (f. 28va)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 473-91: 484-5.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 88-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 65-6; 1977, 55.