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Blessed be that maid Mary
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: Eya jhesus hodie / Natus est de uirgine
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 4v
First Lines:
Blyssid be that mayde mary
Born he was of here body…
Last Lines:
…Onto that chyld may we calle
Vllo sine crimine
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 5-6.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 9-10.
Sandys, William, ed. Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London: Richard Beckley, 1833: 6.
Julian, John. A Dictionary of Hymnology…. London: J. Murray, 1908; 2nd ed. London, 1925: 208.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 48-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 18; 1977, 14.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 45-6.