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DIMEV 3082
IMEV 1873.5
NIMEV 1873.5
Light burn that angel bright
Vite Ade et Eue’ — a fragment in couplets
Title(s): Vite Ade et Eue
Subjects: Adam and Eve, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. E1-E2vb
First Lines:
…Liȝtbern þat angel briȝt
answerd anon riȝt…
Last Lines:
…ȝif ous grace for to winne
Þe ioie þat adam now is inne
Note: Two fragments of text; first of 352 lines, begins and ends imperfectly (see Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 218, below); second of 428 lines, begins imperfectly; 780 lines in couplets.
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
2.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 218, (1), pp. ara-dvb
First Lines:
…Liȝtbern þat angel briȝt
Answerd anon riȝt…
Last Lines:
…In what lorde þat ich [ ]
y no haue in [ ]
þar may on [ ]…
Note: Two leaves, formerly between ff. 13 and 14 of Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS]: 352 lines, end damaged by damp.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. A Penni Worth of Witte, Florice and Blauncheflour…. Abbotsford Club 29. Edinburgh, 1857: 49-75.
Horstmann, Carl. Sammlung altenglischer Legenden. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878: 138-47.