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Behold and see o lady free / Quem meruisti portare
James Ryman, A macaronic carol to the Virgin — nine quatrains (abab) with leonine rhyme in ‘a’ lines, including refrain, ‘Regina celi letare’ plus burden (bb): ‘Stella maris micaris clare / Regina celi letare
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aa, abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 13v-14
First Lines:
Beholde and see I lady free
Quem meruisti portare
Last Lines:
…That we may synge without ending
Regina celi letare
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 172-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 140; 1977, 189.