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The gladsome Bird the days messanger
The hymn ‘Ales diei nuncius lucem’ — two stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): Ales diei nuncius lucem
Subjects: translations; hymns
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 119v
First Lines:
The gladsom Byrd þe deys mesanger
Synggyng with musicall armonye…
Last Lines:
…The lyght of grace is drawyng tyll vs nere
Of owr derknes þe clowdes for to clere
Editions:
Patterson, Frank A. “Hymnal from MS. Additional 34193, British Museum.” Medieval Studies in Memory of Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis. Roger Sherman Loomis, ed. New York: Columbia UP, 1927: 443-88: 487-8.