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Wicked Herod thou mortal foe
James Ryman, ‘Hostis Herodes impie’ — five quatrains with burden: Hostis herodes impie / Cristum venire quid times / Non eripit mortalia / Qui regna dat celestia
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): Hostis Herodes impie
Subjects: Holy Innocents
Versification: — four-line — aabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 51
First Lines:
Wikked herode thou mortall foo
That criste shulde comme why dredest thou soo…
Last Lines:
…With the fader and holy gost
Bothe iij & one of myghtis moost
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 223-4.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 50 (4 stanzas only).