The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
That nine months was encluse
Of the Nativity — three 2-line stanzas and burden: ‘Mayde and moder
glade thou be / For nou þou myst [th]y son ysee’
Subjects: carols, Nativity
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Osborn a1 [olim Laurence Witten MS 5]
, p. 306
Mayde and moder glade þou be
for nou þou myst [þi]
son y see
þat ix monþes he [ ] was enclus…
…and ro[ ]e [sla?] þeȝ be nou yeȝ
may youre son
Note: On a flyleaf. Rhyme and meter deteriorate over 12 lines.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see
also Greene (1935)