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As stories write and specify
A song in honour of St Thomas of Canterbury — six quatrains (abab) and Latin burden: ‘Pastor cesus in gregys medio / Pacem emit cruorys precio
Subjects: Thomas of Canterbury, saint, song in honour of
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 35-35v
First Lines:
As storys wryght & specyfy
Sent thomas thorow goddes sond…
Last Lines:
…conserue vs al both nyght & day
thorow þe schedyng of thomas blood
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 51-2.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 73-4; 1977, 61.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25478, f. 27v
First Lines:
As storys wryght & specyfy
Sent Thomas thorow godds sond…
Last Lines:
…Preserue us al both nyght & day
Thorow þe schedyng of Thomas blood