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Katherine with glorious Margaret
De tribus Virginibus Katerina Margareta & Magdalena’ — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Title(s): De tribus Virginibus Katerina Margareta & Magdalena
Subjects: Katherine of Alexandria, saint; Margaret, saint; Mary Magdalen, saint
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56), ff. 76-76v
First Lines:
[K]aterina with glorious margarete
Þat be virgines and martires both two…
Last Lines:
…By þe prayer of þees sayntes all
Ihesu haue marcye when we vn to þe call
Note: 3 x 8, ababbcbc, plus 1 x 6, ababcc
Attributed Title: De tribus Virginibus Katerina Margareta & Magdalena (f. 76)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, f. 115
First Lines:
Kateryne with glorious Margarete
that be virgines and martirs both tweyne…
Last Lines:
…Bi the prayeer of thes seyntis alle
Ihu haue mercy whan we to the calle
Attributed Author: Explicit quod lidgate (f. 115v)
Attributed Title: Incipit de tribus virginibus Katerine Margerite & Magdelene (f. 115, in rubric)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 134-5.