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To the shepherds keeping their fold
James Ryman, a Nativity carol — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden (cc): ‘In terra pax hominibus / Quia natus est dominus
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 35-35v
First Lines:
To the Shepeherdes keping their folde
That crist was borne an Aungell tolde…
Last Lines:
…Another way no dought to make
Reuersi sunt cum gaudio
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 200-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 52-3; 1977, 44.