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Jesu that died upon the rood
Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury — in quatrains
Title(s): Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury
Subjects: Thomas of Canterbury, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 225 (SC 14716), ff. 53-84; 93rb-94v
First Lines:
He þat died on þe rode
& sithin res up fro deth to lyf…
Last Lines:
…Graunte vs alle þi blysse aboven
& brynge vs to þin kyng dome
Attributed Title: Assit principio sancta maria meo Hic incipit uita sancti Thome martyris archiepiscopi Cantuariensis (f. 53)
Editions:
Brown, Paul Alonzo. The Development of the Legend of Thomas Becket. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1930: 262-8.