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Sith of right thou mayest not forsake
James Ryman, An orison to the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘O virgo summe decora / Pro nobis cristum exora
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 18v-19v
First Lines:
Sith of Right thou mayst not forsake
Mankyende the whiche thy sonne hath take…
Last Lines:
…To here oure moone and graunte oure boone
Pro nobis christum exora
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 179-80.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 146; 1977, 129-30.