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With pacience thou has us fed
Farewell to Advent — sixteen quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Farewele fro vs bothe alle and sume’ (except last stanza, ‘In ortu regis omium’) and burden: ‘Farewele aduent cristemas is cum / Farewele fro vs bothe alle and sume’.
Note: Cf. 1505.
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 58v-59
First Lines:
With paciens thou hast vs fedde
And made vs go hungrie to bedde…
Last Lines:
…He is not wise that wille be dumme
In ortu Regis omnium
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 238.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 4-5; 1977, 1-2.
Little, Andrew George. “James Ryman—A Forgotten Kentish Poet.” Archaeologia Cantiana 54 (1942 for 1941): 1-4: 2-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 504.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 53.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 231.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 76 (in part).
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 504-6.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 134-5.