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DIMEV 1943
IMEV 1188.5
NIMEV 1188.5
Here beginneth a good treatise / That Saint Edmund the Bishop made Iwis
Verse introduction to a prose Mirror of St Edmund — one monorhyming quatrain
Title(s): Mirror of St Edmund
Subjects: introductions to prose texts
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 356rb
Transcription:
Heer biginneþ a good tretis
Þat seint Edmond þe Bisschop made I wis
Þe Mirrour of seint Edmond I cleped hit is
Þat techeþ Mon . to heuene Blis.
Note: Not on fol. 355 as in Robbins and Cutler (1965).
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.240.