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Shall I that wrought all thing of nought
Song by James Ryman, 8 cross-rhymed quatrains with first serving as a burden to be repeated after each of the other seven stanzas
Author(s): James Ryman



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 57v-58
First Lines:
Shalle I that wrought althing of nought
Dere moder shalle I soo
Shal I for man that I have wrought
Take dethe withe payne and woo
Myne owne dere sonne and paramour
Wherefore shuldest thou do soo…
Last Lines:
…To me in peyne yet come ageyne
And bringe me oute of woo
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 235-6.