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Semenaunt is a wonder thing
A song of ‘Seeming’ — six quatrains and burden: ‘I may seyn & so mown mo / Þat in semenaunt goth gyle’
Subjects: carols, satirical
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 29v-30
First Lines:
Semenaunt is a doner þing
It begylyt boþe knyght & kyng…
Last Lines:
…Haue mercy & pete on vs
We leuyn here but a qwyle
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.166-7.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 86-7.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 190.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 256-7; 1977, 227.