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Shall I that heaven and earth did make
James Ryman, The Child Jesus to the Virgin Mary — nine quatrains (abab) with the first repeated after each of the remaining nine as if a burden: ‘Shalle I that heuene & erthe did make / Dere moder shall I soo / Shall I die for mannes sake / and suffre payne and woo’
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): The Child Jesus to the Virgin Mary
Subjects: Christ, address to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 54-54v
First Lines:
Shalle I that hevene & erthe did make
Dere moder shall I soo
Shall I die for mannes sake
And suffre payne and woo
Shalle I honge vppon the Roose
Like as it is my wille…
Last Lines:
…And bringe man to that blis for ay
Where ioy shall nevir mys
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 228-9.