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An angel came with full great light
James Ryman, A carol of the Annunciation — four cross-rhymed quatrains (abab) and four-line burden: ‘I bryng tydyngys thatte be fulle tru / Who can sey nay to thys / Mary is moder of Ihesu / And god ys ffader ys’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, Annunciation to; carols, Annunciation
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 10
First Lines:
An angelle came with fulle grete light
And seyde haylle fulle of grace…
Last Lines:
…Where thatte maydyn and moder ys
Wyth crist here sone so ffre
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 336.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 182; 1977, 161.