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There is a babe born of a may
John Audelay, an Epiphany carol — eleven quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Nowel nowel nowel
Note: For a variant cf. 20.
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 31ra-31rb
First Lines:
þer is ababe born of amay
In salucion of vs…
Last Lines:
…þen þai begonon to syng & say
Saluator mundy domine
Attributed Title: In die epephanie amp;c. (f. 31)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 70-1.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 198-200.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 77-8; 1977, 67.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 295 (9 stanzas only).