Thomas Wright and James Orchard Halliwell
Two Volumes. London: John Russell Smith, 1845
Christmas Carols In This Collection
The Five Joys of the Virgin (First Line: Seinte Marie, levedi brist), pp. 48-49
A Hymn To The Virgin (Of On That Is So Fayr and Bright), pp. 89-90
A Christmas Carrol (Lystenyt, lordyngs, more and lees), p. 203
Song of the Boar's Head (The boris hede in hond I bryng), p. 30
This endurs ny3t I see a syght (This lovely lady sete and song), pp. 76-77
There were two additional carols, but both were in Latin, and of marginal value to most visitors. Scholars, however, may wish to check these two volumes for "The Song of the School-Boy at Christmas," Vol. I, pp. 116-117, and a lengthy poem, "St. Nicholas," Vol. I, pp. 199-208. Below are jpg files of the texts of these two carols:
"The Song of the School-Boy at Christmas"
St_Nicholas.zip (all 10 pages)
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., Reliquiĉ Antiquĉ. Two Volumes. (London: John Russell Smith, 1845). [this page]
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).
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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