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IMEV 3630
NIMEV 3630
This may I prove withouten let
A song of the Nativity — five six-line stanzas (aaabcb) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘Now be we glad & not to sad / For verbum caro factum est
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — six-line — aaabcb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 19v
First Lines:
þis may I preve withovȝten lete
Whan gabriell owr lady grett…
Last Lines:
…And all mankynd withovȝten end
syng verbum caro factum est
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 17-18.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 26-7; 1977, 21.