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Saint Stephen the first martyr
John Audelay, ‘In die sancti stephani’, — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘In reuerens of oure lord in heuen / Worchip this marter swete sent steuen’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: carols, to saints; Stephen, saint
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 28va
First Lines:
Saynt steuen þe first martere
He ched his blod in herþ here…
Last Lines:
…When our soule schal wynd away
He grawntus al remyssion
Attributed Title: In die sancti stephani (f. 28v)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 473-91: 483-4.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 187.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 62-3; 1977, 52.