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An angel fro heaven gan light
A song of the Knot of the Trinity — five quatrains and two-line burden: ‘Off al the knottes that I se / I prese the knot in Trinite’
Subjects: Trinity; carols
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 31
First Lines:
An aungell fro heun gan lyth
A greth a maydyn þat was so bryth…
Last Lines:
…to al men he xal say
Lo man what knot I knyt for the
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 45-6.
Breul, Karl. “Zwei mittelenglische Christmas Carols.” Englische Studien 14 (1890): 401-08: 404.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 198; 1977, 175.