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Auctor of health Christ have in mind
James Ryman, A song of the Nativity — six quatrains (aabb) and burden (cc): ‘Nowe in this fest thy holy fest / Saluator mundi natus est
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aabb, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 37-37v
First Lines:
Auctor of helthe criste haue in myende
That thou hast take fourme of mankyende…
Last Lines:
…With the fader and holy goost
Bothe three & one of myghtes moost
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 203.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 56; 1977, 46-7.