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Christ keep us all as He well can / a solis ortus cardine
A macaronic carol of the Nativity — four quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Now syng we syng we / Gloria tibi domine
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 307.
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 5042
First Lines:
Cryst kepe vs all as he well can
A solis ortus cardine
Last Lines:
…In pore clothyng clothed he was
Qui regnat super ethera
Syng we syng we Gloria tibi domine
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. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 82.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 271.
Pollard, Alfred William. Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse. A Volume of Arber’s ‘English Garner’…. Westminster and New York: Dutton, 1903: 96.
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: 49.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: lxviii, 33-4; 1977, 27.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 187.