Festive Songs Principally of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
London: Percy Society, 1848
The 40+ page introduction is in the process of incorporation. Meanwhile, copies of this volume can be found at Google Books and the Internet Archive.
Christmas season carols in this collection include:
Seignors Ore Entendez À Nus, pp. 6-7.
Lordings, From A Distant Home, pp. 7-8.
Bryne Us In No Browne Bred, pp. 16-17.
A bonne! God wote!, p. 18.
Wassail, Wassail, Out of the Milk Pail, pp. 19-20.
A Jolly Wassel-Bowl, p. 85.
Wassail, Wassail, All Over The Town, pp. 100-103.
Editor's Note: Wright was the editor of numerous collections during his life, among them:
Songs and Carols Printed From A Manuscript in the Sloane Collection in the British Museum (London: William Pickering, 1836). Twenty songs and carols from Sloane MS 2593.
Specimens of Old Christmas Carols Selected from Manuscripts and Printed Books (The Percy Society, 1841).
Thomas Wright and James Orchard Halliwell, eds., Reliquiæ Antiquæ. Two Volumes. (London: John Russell Smith, 1845).
Songs and Carols Now First Printed From a Manuscript of the Fifteenth Century (The Percy Society, 1847), the manuscript in question being "MS. Eng. poet. e. 1," now in the Bodleian Library.
Thomas Wright, Festive Songs Principally of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (London: Printed for the Percy Society by Richards, 1848). [this page]
Songs and Carols from a Manuscript in the British Museum of the Fifteenth Century (The Warton Club, 1856). The complete Sloane MS 2593, from which 20 poems were reprinted in 1836 by Wright (above).
Songs and Ballads, With Other Short Poems, Chiefly of the Reign of Philip and Mary (London: J. B. Nichols, 1860). Composed of 77 songs and ballads in 212 pages. For the Roxburghe Club, from a 16th Century Manuscript by Richard Sheale in the Library of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, MS. Ashm. No. 48. The reign of Queen Mary was from 1553-1558; she was succeed by her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I.
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