The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Truth it is full securely
The Visit of the Magi — 96 lines in cross-rhymes quatrains with an
introductory refrain, ‘The sterre shoon boþe nyȝt &
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
1.Source: Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Library Addit. 68 [olim Ingilby]
, ff. 100r2
Truth it is ful sekyrly
Thre kyngges þat were ful
Þat sowth Ihesu ryȝth besyly
With holy deuocioun
& good intent…
…Where we Ioy may with owr kyne
With seyntes & anegell
The face off very god boþe three[?] & One[?]
thank now god myn song is done
Woodruff, Charles Eveleigh.
A XVth Century Guide Book to the Principal Churches of Rome Compiled c.
1470 by William Brewyn.
London: Marshall, 1933: 81-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see
also Greene (1935)