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DIMEV 794
IMEV 488
NIMEV 488
Behold and see how that nature
James Ryman, A carol on the Miraculous Conception — nine quatrains (aaab) and burden (bbbc): ‘Ecce quod natura / mutat sua iura / Virgo parit pura / dei filium
Note: Burden used also for 887.
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 23
First Lines:
Beholde & see how that nature
Chaungith here lawe a mayden pure…
Last Lines:
…As the sonne beame goth thurgh the glas
That mayde full of honour
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 185-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 41; 1977, 34.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 67.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 82-3; 208-9.