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The incorrupt womb virginal
James Ryman, a song of the Nativity — eight stanzas (aaab), each ending with a short Latin line that rhymes with burden (b): Letabundus exultet fidelis chorus alleluia
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Nativity, songs of the; songs
Versification: — three-line — aab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 35v-36
First Lines:
The incorrupt wombe virginalle
hath borne the king of kinges alle…
Last Lines:
…whose infinite goodnes may nought
esse ceca
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 201.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 76v-77
First Lines:
The incorrupt wombe virginall
Hath borne the king of kingis alle…
Last Lines:
…Whose infinite goodenesse may nought
Esse seca
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 276-7.