From an ancient missal at Neuhausen, Germany

- Author Unknown

Unfetter'd by the world - at rest,
Peaceful on the mother's breast,
By his artless trust betrayed,
In the trap her bosom made,
Such is the Unicorn's arrest!

Latin translation
Sinu matris conditur,
Qui mundo non clauditur,
Pietate tahitur,
Utero concluditur,
Unicornis capitur.


A Christmas Carol

- Heinrich of Laufenburg

The unicorn, it's just been caught
In maiden's lap, by cunning thought,
And - 't was Jesus Christ!
O Mary, that's thy due,
And worth thou well hast earn'd,
The stag with thee has sheltered
Thou tender, pretty doe.






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