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DIMEV 5163
NIMEV 3290.33
That nine months was encluse
Of the Nativity — three 2-line stanzas and burden: ‘Mayde and moder glade thou be / For nou þou myst [th]y son ysee’
Note: Listed by Greene by burden; see Greene (1977), 355.
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Osborn a1 [olim Laurence Witten MS 5], p. 306
First Lines:
Mayde and moder glade þou be
for nou þou myst [þi] son y see
þat ix monþes he [ ] was enclus…
Last Lines:
…and ro[ ]e [sla?] þeȝ be nou yeȝ
may youre son y sese
Note: On a flyleaf. Rhyme and meter deteriorate over 12 lines.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 30.