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There was some time befall a case
Carol of the Passion — ten quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Jhesu fore yowre manie / Yblessid mot yowre body be’
Subjects: carols, of the Passion; Passion
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 20 A.I, ff. 120-120v
First Lines:
There was suim teme byfalle a cas
Þat al the wordel ylore was…
Last Lines:
…To helle he wente wit ys wowndys fyue
Þat was gret pete fore to se
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 126; 1977, 111-12.