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As Holy Kirk makes mind / Intrauit ventris thalamum
A macaronic carol of the Nativity — nine quatrains (abab) and two-line burden: ‘The almyghty Kyng of blys / Assumpsit carnem virginis
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 77 (SC ), ff. 1v; 2
First Lines:
trauit
fro heuene to herth…
Last Lines:
A sterre bef
Inquirente
Note: Fragments, on binding strips.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 13-14.
2.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3307, ff. 65v-66
First Lines:
Holy chyrch of hym makyth mynd
intrauit ventris thalamum…
Last Lines:
…he vs al to blysse bryng
Qui cruce mori voluit
Note: 5 stanzas and variant four-line burden.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. “Review of Stevens (1952).” Journal of the American Musicological Society 7 (1954): 78-82: 80.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 52.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 62-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 13.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 275, ff. 146v-147
First Lines:
Jhesus almyghty kyng of blys
Assumpsit carnem virginis
Last Lines:
…He vs all tohis blys brynge
Qui mori cruce voluit
Note: Variant text, and burden: ‘Joy we all now yn this feste / For verbum caro factum est’. Transcript c. 1818 in London, British Library Addit. 39864, f. 160.
Editions:
Williams, John. “Mediaeval Rhymes” Notes and Queries 2nd ser. 9 (1860): 439-40: 439.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 16-18; 1977, 12-13.
Greene, Richard Leighton. “Review of Stevens (1952).” Journal of the American Musicological Society 7 (1954): 78-82: 81.
4.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 59-59v
First Lines:
As holy kyrke makys mynd
Intrauit ventris thalamum
Last Lines:
…He hus all to heuyn bryng
Qui mortem cruce voluit
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 16-18; 1977, 12.
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. The Visions of Tundale. Edinburgh: T.G. Stevenson, 1843: 13-40.
Breul, Karl. “Zwei mittelenglische Christmas Carols.” Englische Studien 14 (1890): 401-08: 402-3.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 134-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 123-4.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 218-19.