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An angel came unto that maid
James Ryman (?), A carol of the Annunciation — six cross-rhymed quatrains (abab) and two-line burden with medial rhyme: ‘Mary so myld scripture seyeth þus / Hath borne a chyld namyd Ihesus’
Author(s): James Ryman (?)
Subjects: Virgin Mary, Annunciation to; carols, Annunciation
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aa, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 85-85v
First Lines:
An angelle came vnto thatte mayde
And knelyd downe vppon his kne…
Last Lines:
…Sche conceyued thatt tyme ful sone
The secunde persone in trinite
Attributed Author: Not attributed to Ryman in MS.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 292.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 181; 1977, 160.