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P. 16. This and the next are also printed in Ritson's Ancient Songs. The music of them, with some others, is published in Mr. Stafford Smith's " Musica Antiqua."
P. 19. From Ritson's Ancient Songs, pp. 125-7, and there stated to be from Wynkyn de Worde's Christmasse Carolles, 1521. The following is the modern version of this carol, from Dibdin's Typog. Antiq. vol. ii. p. 252, as sung in Queen's College, Oxford.
The boar's head in hand bear I, Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary; And I pray you, my masters, be merry, Quot estis in convivio
Caput Apri defero
Reddens laudes Domino.
The boar's head, as I understand, Is the rarest dish in all this land, Which thus bedeck'd with a gay garland, Let us servire cantico. Caput Apri defero Reddens laudes Domino.
Our Steward hath provided this In honour of the King of Bliss; Which on this day to be served is In Reginensi Atrio.
Caput Apri defero
Reddens laudes Domino.
P. 20. This, and the two following, are from Bibliogra­phical Miscellanies, Oxford, 1813, 4to. being there taken from a Christmas Carolles," printed by Richard Kele, pro­bably between 1546 and 1552.
P. 27. From " Ane Compendiovs Booke of Godly And Spiritvall Songs, collectit, &c. for avoyding of Sinne and Harlotrie," reprinted in Scotish Poems of the sixteenth Century. Edinburgh, 1801, vol.i. pp. 47-9.
P. 30. From the same work, vol. i. pp. 71-3.
P. 32. From "Tenor, Psalmes, Sonets, and Songs of

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