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As Aaron yard without moisture / Hath flourished…
James Ryman, Hymn in honour of the Virgin Mary — six stanzas (aaaabb) and a 4-line burden (ccdd): ‘There sprunge a yerde of Iesse moore / There was neuer none suche before / Ne none shalbe / This yerde was marie virgyne fre’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — six-line, four-line — aaaabb, aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 22v-26
First Lines:
As aaron yerde withoute moisture
hath florisshed and borne a flour…
Last Lines:
…Withoute ending
Aftur this fynalle departing
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 188-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 149; 1997, 132-3.