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This time is born a child full good
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man be merie as bryd on berie / & al thi care let away’
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 28
First Lines:
Þis tyme is born a chyld ful good
He þat vs bowt vpon the rod…
Last Lines:
…To worchepyn hym their knelyd on kne
With gold & myr & francincens
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 14-15.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 80-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 20-1.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 48-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 63.