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Saint Stephen was a clerk in King Herods hall
Ballad of St. Stephen and Herod — twenty-four lines
Subjects: Stephen, saint; Herod; ballads, religious



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 22v
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution. London, 1790. Further editions as Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 83; 1829, 1.141-3.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 63-4.
Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 1.316-18.
Hotten, John Camden, (alias Joshua Sylvester). A Garland of Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London, 1861 [listed as “Sylvester” in IMEV]: 2-4.
Bullen, Arthur Henry. Carols and Poems from the fifteenth century to the present time. London, 1866, repr. as Songs and Carols. London: John C. Nimmo, 1885 London: John C. Nimmo, 1885: 33-5.
Husk, William Henry. Songs of the Nativity. London, 1867: 40.
Sandys, William, ed. Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London: Richard Beckley, 1833: No. 4.
Hotten, John Camden, (alias Joshua Sylvester). Christmas Carols and Ballads. London, 1874 [listed as “Sylvester” in IMEV]: 18.
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: No. 22.
Gummere, Francis Barton. Old English Ballads. Boston: Ginn, 1894: 295-6.
Sargent, Helen Child, and George Lyman Kittredge. English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Cambridge edition of the Poets. London: Harrap, 1904: No. 22.
Manly, John Matthews, ed. English Poetry (1170-1892). 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1916; later condensed with English Prose (1137-1892) into English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892): 84.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 123-4.
Cecil, Lord David. The Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1940: 42-3.
Leach, Edward, ed. The Ballad Book. New York: Harper, 1955: 107-8.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 56-7.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 516-17.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 406-7.