I Sing of a Maiden That Is Makeless

  title={I Sing of a Maiden That Is Makeless},
  author={W. W. Greg},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  pages={165 - 167}
In his interesting volume on the Popular Ballad, Professor Gummere writes (p. 116) that the "ballads of lyric tendency have repetition, but not of the incremental and dramatic kind," adding, "It occurs, however, as if 'dancing for joy,' in the pretty fifteenthcentury carol of Christ and His Mother," that is, the well-known song beginning "I sing of a maiden," from MS Sloane 2593. This song consists of two stanzas (or, if written in long lines, couplets) of the usual carol type, separated by… Expand
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W. W. Greg and Medieval English Literature
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meinde, announced. 15. tiden, ? tihten, think, believe? 16. y mone, i. e. semcene, company. not, for ne wot. 18. ar, I for ac or eac, also. sotfent, I for sotefenc