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A holy confessor thou were one
John Audelay, An Orison to St Francis — thirteen quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Saynt frances to þe I say / Saue þi breder boþ nyȝt & day’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: Francis of Assisi, saint, prayer to; saints, prayers to
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 32ra
First Lines:
A hole confessoure þou were hone
& leuydist in contemplacoun…
Last Lines:
…ffore I mad hit with wepyng eye
ȝour broder iou þe blynd awdlay
Attributed Author: ȝour broder iou þe blynd awdlay
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 81-2.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 212-14.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 213-14; 1977, 188-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 122.