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Wheat is both seemly and soot
In praise of Wheat — six quatrains with refrain, ‘So blyssid be the qwete flour’ and burden: ‘Of alle the spyces þat I knowe / Blyssid be the qwete flour’
Subjects: wheat; carols, of the Eucharist
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 13v
First Lines:
Qwete is bothe semely & sote
Of alle spyces þat is bote…
Last Lines:
…He let vs neuer for hunger deye
So blyssid be the qwete flour
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 38-9.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 53.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 220; 1977, 195.