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The Three Kings of Cologne, attributed to Lydgate — 859 lines in rhyme royal stanzas
Author(s): John Lydgate (attrib.)
Title(s): The Three Kings of Cologne
Subjects: Magi; legends, saints’
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31042 [London Thornton Manuscript], ff. 111-119v
First Lines:
ffor wynde or rayne for wate or colde or hete
Þay neuer ne cessede whils þay leueande were…
Last Lines:
…For whose merites es grace dayly wroghte
To his honour whom þay in Bedlem soghte. Amen.
Note: About 100 lines missing at beginning.
Attributed Title: Explicit Tractatus Trium Magum Amen (f. 119vb)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana: The Three Kings of Cologne.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 129 (1912): 50-68: 51-68.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Ms. Brit. Mus. Additional 31402.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 132 (1914): 317-27: 319.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5572. Thre kynges of Coleyn, de Worde, [1496?]
First Lines:
For wynde or Rayne ffor water or colde or hete…
Note: Bodleian shelfmark Tanner 178.