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Joy and grace peace love faith and charity
John Capgrave, Life of St. Norbert — in rhyme royal
Author(s): John Capgrave
Title(s): Life of St. Norbert
Subjects: Norbert, saint, life of; saints’ lives; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 55 [olim Phillipps 24309], ff. 1-59v
First Lines:
IOye grace & pees loue feith & charite
Euyr rest up on ȝour goodly religious breest…
Last Lines:
…A thousand four hundred & fourty euene
Aftyr þis lyf I pray god send us to heuene
Note: Scribe signs ‘ffeliciter’ (f. 59v).
Editions:
Smetana, C. L. The Life of St. Norbert by John Capgrave, O.E.S.A. (1393-1464). Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1977.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. John Capgrave: the Life of St. Katherine of Alexandria. Early English Text Society o.s. 100 (1893): xliv-xlv (Proheme and Envoy, 2 stanzas).