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Katherine of Cata which is all to sayen
Bokenham’s Life of St. Katherine — Prologue in rhyme royal, Life in couplets
Author(s): Osbert Bokenham
Title(s): Life of St. Katherine
Subjects: Katherine of Alexandria, saint, life of
Versification: — seven-line, two-line — ababbcc, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 115v-134v
First Lines:
KAteryne of Cata wych is Al to seyne
And rima wych a ffal do sygnyfy…
Last Lines:
…Wher þow lyuyst & regnyst as knowe alle men
Seþ ych man þat heryth þis legende. Amen
Attributed Author: Translated into englys be a doctor of dyuyinte clepyd Osbern Bokenam…Wrytyn in Cambryge by hys sonn ffrer Thomas Burgh (index, f. 193)
Attributed Title: The prologue in to seynt kateryns lyf (rubric, f. 115v) The lyf of seynt Kateryne (index, f. 193)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835: 182-212.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 159-85.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 172-201.