Medieval Lyric Middle English Lyrics, Ballads, and Carols

ISBN-10: 1405114827
ISBN-13: 9781405114820
Edition: 2004
Authors: John C. Hirsh
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Description: Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. A lively and engaging  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. A lively and engaging collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written in between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. Introduces readers to the rich variety of Middle English poetry. Presents poems of mourning and of celebration, poems dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and to Christ, poems inviting or disparaging love, poems about sex, and more. Reader-friendly - uses modernized letter forms, punctuation and capitalization, and side glosses explaining difficult words. Opens with a substantial introduction by the editor to the medieval lyric as a genre, and features short introductions to each section and poem. Also includes an annotated bibliography, glossary, index of first lines, and list of manuscripts cited.

Poems of mourning, fear, and apprehension
O glorius God, redemer of mankynde
Mirie it is while sumer i-last
Now goth sonne vnder wod
If man him bithocte
Wen the turuf is thi tuur
As I went in a mery mornyng
Thegh thou habbe casteles and toures
Poems of joy and celebration
Svmer is i-cumen in
Adam lay i-bowndyn
My gostly fadir, Y me confesse
Lett no man cum into this hall
Witte hath wondir that resoun ne telle kan
Poems inscribed to the Blessed Virgin
I syng of a mayden
Of on that is so fayr and brigt
Haill, Quene of Hevin and Steren of Blis
I saw a fayr mayden
Poems of narrative reflection
In the vaile of restles mynd
Alas, alas, and alas, why
I wolde witen of sum wys wiht
Poems whose meanings are hidden (but not necessarily unknown)
Maiden in the mor lay
Foweles in the frith
Ich am of Irlaunde
I seche a youthe that eldyth noght
He bare hym vp, he bare hym down
Poems about Christ's life and passion
A child is boren amonges man
Al other loue is lych the mone
Wose seye on rode
O man vnkynde
Ihesu, my spowse good and trewe
Causa materialis huius rubricacionis est
Poems inviting or disparaging love
Bytuene Mersh and Aueril
Goe, lytyll byll, and doe me recommende
I haue a yong suster
Goo, lyttell ryng, to that ylke suehte
Vnto you, most froward, this lettre I write
O fresch floure, most plesant of pryse
Poems about sex
Westron wynde, when wyll thow blow
Al nist by the rose, Rose
I haue a gentil cok
Ladd Y the daunce
Ballads
Sir Patrick Spens
Patrick Spencer (American version)
Bonnie Barbara Allan
Barbara Allen (American version)
Lord Randal
Jimmy Randal (American version)
The unquiet grave
The wind blew up, the wind blew down (American version)
The three ravens
Willie McGee McGaw (American version)
Carols
Go day, Syre Cristemas, our kyng
I shall you tell a gret mervayll
Off seruyng men I wyll begyne
Owre kynge went forth to Normandy
As the holly grouth grene
Some lyrics of Geoffrey Chaucer
Poems of William Hereberet, Richard Rolle, and John Audelay
Three poems from the Findern Anthology

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