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‘A carol of the Innocentes’ — eight 10-line stanzas including refrain: ‘In Israel’ and introductory burden: ‘Marke this songe for it is trewe’
Title(s): ‘A carol of the Innocentes’
Subjects: Holy Innocents
Versification: — ten-line



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?]
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 54-8.
Editions:
Bliss, Philip, ed. Bibliographical Miscellanies. Oxford, 1815: 58.
Sandys, William, ed. Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London: Richard Beckley, 1833: 23-6.
Husk, William Henry. Songs of the Nativity. London, 1867: 45.