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DIMEV 5426
IMEV 3443.5
NIMEV TP 1810
The nun walked on her prayer
Inducas inducas / In temptationibus’ — 4 macaronic quatrains (abab) with this burden
Note: Cf. 5593, which was formerly identified with this entry.
Subjects: carols, amorous; nuns; friars
Versification: — four-line — abab
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 7350, Part I: see 5593.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , ff. 10-10v
First Lines:
The nunne walked on her prayer
Inducas
There cam a frere and met with her…
Last Lines:
…Eche to theyr cloyster dyd they gone
Sine temptationibus
Note: Four stanzas.
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 37.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 311; 1977, 281.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Bradshaw Carols.” PMLA 81 (1966): 308-10: 309-10.
Grigson, Geoffrey, ed. The Faber Book of Popular Verse. London: Faber, 1971: 106.
Croft, P. J. “The ‘Friar of Order Gray’ and the Nun.” Review of English Studies n.s. 32 (1981): 1-16: 16.