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Bought and sold full traitorously / And to a pillar bound
A Song of the Passion — five quatrains (abab) and burden (cc): ‘To see the mayden wepe her sones passion / It entrid my hart full depe with gret compassion’
Note: Cf. 2195.
Subjects: Passion, carols of; Virgin Mary, sorrows of; carols, of the Passio
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4812
First Lines:
Bowght & sold full traytorsly
And to a pylar bownde…
Last Lines:
…þat we may be in ioy with the
Ther þat thy swet son ys
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 263.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 41-2.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 80-1 (4 st.).
Segar, Mary Gertrude, and Emmeline Paxton, eds. Some Minor Poems of the Middle Ages. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1917: 48-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 122; 1977, 109.