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God that is so full of might
‘Owayne Miles’ (couplet version), a version of St. Patrick’s Purgatory — 342 lines in couplets
Note: For a later recension see 2921; for other versions, see 524, 4742.
Title(s): ‘Owayne Miles’; St. Patrick’s Purgatory
Subjects: Patrick, saint; legends
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, ff. 91va-95rb
First Lines:
God þat ys so full of myght
That mendede wronge & made Ryght…
Last Lines:
…To þat blysse he vs brynge
That of all ys lorde & kynge
Attributed Title: Owayne myles (upper margin, f. 91v, and as RT thereafter on verso leaves only); Explicit Owayne (after last line on f. 95rb); A poeme intitled Gwaine miles (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents)
Editions:
Kölbing, Eugen. “Zwei mittelenglische bearbeitungen der sage von St. Patrick’s purgatorium.” Englische Studien 1 (1877): 57-121: 113-21.
Easting, Robert. St Patrick’s Purgatory: two versions of Owayne Miles and the Vision of William of Stranton together with the long text of the Tractatus de purgatorio Sancti Patrici. EETS o.s. 298 (1991).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. d.208, ff. 15-15v; 18-18v; 27-27v; 22-22v; 25-25v
First Lines:
It spak of euery maner gospel
Of heuene of herthe and of hel…
Last Lines:
…Bryng us to þat halle
And hys modyr Marie
Editions:
Easting, Robert. “St Patrick’s Purgatory: Fragments of a Second Copy of the Middle English Stanzaic Owain Miles.” Medium Aevum 75 (2006): 84-102: 89-100.