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Upon a night an angel bright
James Ryman, a macaronic song of the Nativity — eight 6-line stanzas (ababcc) with ‘Nunc natus est altissimus’ refrain and burden: ‘Angelus inquit pastoribus / Nunc natus est altissimus
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — six-line — ababcc, internal
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 33-34
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 197-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 47; 1977, 39.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 229-30.