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DIMEV 1702
IMEV 1038.5
NIMEV 1038.5
Hail chieftain Christs own confessor
A prayer to St Robert to help the monastery — eighteen couplets
Note: Following 5830.
Subjects: Robert of Bury, saint; prayers, to saints
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3143 [olim Clumber], ff. 63-63v
First Lines:
Hayle cheftane cristes aghen confessour
Als seruaunt of our sauiour…
Last Lines:
…Wyth the to wonne In endles blysse
Ryght wys Roberd prey for þis. Amen
Editions:
Haslewood, Joseph, ed. The Metrical Life of Saint Robert of Knaresborough. London: A. J. Valpy, 1824: 55-6.
Bazire, Joyce, ed. The Metrical Life of St. Robert of Knaresborough, together with the other Middle English pieces in British Museum MS. Egerton 3143. EETS o.s. 228 (1953); repr. 1968: 76-7.