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DIMEV 5254
IMEV 3328.5
NIMEV 3328.5
The Father of heaven from above
A carol to the Trinity — ten quatrains (aaab) and Latin burden: ‘Te deum laudamus / Te dominum confitemur
Note: First stanza almost identical with stanza 1 of 5328; stanza 9 is a variant of stanza 5 of 4126.
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, of the Trinity
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 7350, Part I, (1), f. i-iv
First Lines:
The ffather of heuyn from a boue
Hathe sent his son to our behoue
Whom all erthe is bownde to Loue
Te deum Laudamus & cetera
Last Lines:
…ffrom the fendes both olde & yong
Eternally that we may syng
Te deum [laudamus Te dominum confitemur]
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Bradshaw Carols.” PMLA 81 (1966): 308-10: 309.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 179.