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Jesu the royal ruby most high of renown
Legend of the Life of Joseph of Arimathea — fifty-seven 8-line stanzas
Title(s): Legend of the Life of Joseph of Arimathea
Subjects: Joseph of Arimathea, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — eight-line



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 14806. Here after foloweth a treatyse take[n] out of a boke whiche sometyme Theodosius the Emperour founde in Iherusalem in the pretorye of Pylate of Joseph of Armathy, [Enprynted at London: In Flete strete at the sygne of the sonne by me Wynken de Worde, [1511?]]
First Lines:
Ihesu the royall ruby moost hye of renowne…
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. Joseph of Arimathie: the Romance of the Seint Graal, an alliterative poem. EETS o.s 44 (1871); repr. 1987: 37-51.