All this night shrill chanticleer
All this night shrill chanticleer. William Austin* (1587-1633).
This attractive carol is the first of three ‘Carrols, for Christmas-Day’ from Devotionis Augustinianae Flamma (1635), the collection of his writings published by his widow after his death. In the original spelling the text was as follows:
All this Night, shrill Chauntecleere (Dayes-proclaiming Trumpeter) Claps his wings, and lowdly Cryes (Mortals, mortals), wake and rise. See a wonder, Heaven is under. From the Earth, is risen a Sunne, Shines all Night, though Day be done.
Wake (oh Earth), wake (everything)! Wake, and heare the joy, I bring. Wake, and joy, for, all this Night, Heaven, and every twinckling...
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