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DIMEV 5593
NIMEV 3543.55
There was a friar of the order gray / Inducas
The Friar and the Nun — eight couplets with interlinear refrain, ‘Inducas…in temptacionibus’, and burden ‘Inducas Inducas / in temptacionibus
Note: Formerly listed under similar 5426.
Subjects: carols, amorous; friars
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 7350, Part I, (Box 2), f. ii
First Lines:
Ther was a frier of order gray
Inducas
which loued a Nunne full meny a day
In temptacionibus
This fryer was lusty proper and yong
Inducas
He offerd the Nunne to lerne her syng
in temptacionibus
Last Lines:
…Thus the fryer lyke a prety man
Inducas
Ofte rokkyd the Nunnys Quoniam
In temptacionibus
Note: Finis short & swete’ after last line.
Facsimiles:
Croft, P. J. “The ‘Friar of Order Gray’ and the Nun.” Review of English Studies n.s. 32 (1981): 1-16: facing p. 1.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Bradshaw Carols.” PMLA 81 (1966): 308-10: 308-10.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 281.
Croft, P. J. “The ‘Friar of Order Gray’ and the Nun.” Review of English Studies n.s. 32 (1981): 1-16: 15-16.