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Three kings on the twelfth day
James Ryman, an Epiphany carol — eight macaronic six-line stanzas (ababcc) with refrain, ‘Ex illibata virgine’ and burden: ‘Ortus est sol iusticie / Ex illibata virgine
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — six-line — ababcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 51v-52v
First Lines:
Thre kingis on the XIIth daye
stella micante preuia
Last Lines:
…Hym worship we now borne so fre
Ex illibata virgine
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 224-5.
Zupitza, Julius. Alt- und mittelenglisches Uebungsbuch mit einem Wörterbuch. 8th ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Braumüller, 1907; 12th ed., ed. Albert Eichler. Wein: Braumüller, 1922: 198.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 87-8; 1977, 77.