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That maiden mild her child did keep
James Ryman, Dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Child — fourteen quatrains (abab) each ending with the word ‘alone’ and burden: ‘Mary hath borne alone / The sonne of god in trone’
Author(s): James Rayman
Subjects: dialogues, Virgin and Christ; carols, lullaby
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 102v-103v
First Lines:
That meyden mylde here childe did kepe
As moders dothe echone…
Last Lines:
…I wyll aryse by my grete myght
And confort the Alone
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 321-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 114-15; 1977, 102-3.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 155-7.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 507-9.