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IMEV 546
NIMEV 546
Both young and old take heed of this
James Ryman, a song — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Ecce quod natura /mutat sua iura / virgo parit pura / dei filium
Note: See 794.
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, ab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 24-24v
First Lines:
Bothe yonge and olde take hede of this
The cours of nature chaunged is…
Last Lines:
…This king so free of magestee
That in Bedleme was borne
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 186-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 40; 1977, 33-4.