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When Christ was born an angel bright
James Ryman, a Christmas carol — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Gloria in altissimis / For nowe is borne the king of blis’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 34-34v
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 199-200.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 47-8; 1977, 39-40.