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IMEV 278
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An angel bright / Came down with light / A message for to do
James Ryman (?), A carol of the Annunciation — thirteen 6-line stanzas (aabaab) and 4-line burden (cdcd), or 4-line stanzas with leonine rhyme in odd-numbered lines (as it is written in MS); burden: ‘Thys ys fulle tru þis ys fulle tru / Who can sey Nay to thys / Mary ys modere of Ihesu / And god hys fadere ys’
Note: For a variant text see 3980.
Author(s): James (?) Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, Annunication to; carols, Annunciation
Versification: — six-line, four-line — abab, aabaab, aabaac



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 83-84
First Lines:
An angelle bright came downe with light
A message for to do…
Last Lines:
…And as he seyde that blessyd meyde
The modere of god ys
Note: Not attributed to Ryman in the MS.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 289-90.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 180; 1977, 159-60.