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When Saint Stephen was at Jerusalem
A carol for St. Stephen’s Day — five quatrains with refrain element, ‘…lapidauerunt stephanum’ and burden: ‘Nowe syng we both all & sum / Lapidauerunt stephanum
Subjects: carols, of saints
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4771
First Lines:
Whan seynt Stevyn was at Jeruzalem
Godis lawes he loved to lerne…
Last Lines:
…Pray we all þat now be here
Vnto seynt stephyn þat master clere
Lapidauerunt Stephanum
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 256.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 113.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 32.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 63-4; 1977, 53.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 124-5.