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Tronos celorum continens
Mumming of the Seven Philosophers (a Christmas pageant) — twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly 3807 when incorrectly alphabetized after ‘true’
Title(s): Festum Natalis domini
Subjects: Christmastide; advice, to princes
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
[T]ronos celorum Continens
Whos byrthe thys day Reiterate…
Last Lines:
…They purpos all afore yow forto syng
Yef to your hyghnes hit myght be plesyng
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 110-13.