The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
When Christ was born in Bedlam
A song for Epiphany — eight 9-line stanzas
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259)
, ff. 4v
Qwan crist was borne in bedlem
þer rose a sterre os
…þere in blys well
to schend us ferm þe pyth of
Note: False start to this on f. 3v, giving first four words after
end of 1900
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds.
“Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.”
Modern Language Review
8 (1913): 68-87: 74-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 127-30.