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Leo the pope findeth by writing
Eight lines translating the Latin (11 lines): ‘Leo papa Nichil est validus’, etc.
Subjects: Leo II, Pope; translations
Versification: — eight-line — ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 390, f. 1v
Transcription:
Leon þe pope fyndyth by wrytyng
Of þre yeftys þat beth in specyall
By þe wych euery syn in man regnyng
Hys ouercome & put into a fall
Þe fyrst his expressyd by name
Being to leve to god his plesabyll
þe secvnd largyte þat cavsyth good fame
Þe thryd cheryte to god hys comendabyll
Note: On flyleaf.
Attributed Title: Secundum Leonem papam : quod Bmkrlfk
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and Claude Jenkins. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace. 2 vols. Cambridge, 1930-32: 538.