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Like as the Bible maketh mention
John Lydgate, ‘Legend of St. Austin at Compton’ — fifty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Legend of St. Austin at Compton’
Subjects: Augustine of Canterbury, saint; miracles; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.4.12, ff. 37-43
First Lines:
Like as the bybyll makyth mencyoun
The originall grownd of deuote offeryng…
Last Lines:
…By cause I am of wittys dulle and old
Do ȝowr deuour thys processe to correct
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 135-49.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 24*-32v
First Lines:
Lyk as the Bible makith mencioun
The Original ground of devout offryng…
Last Lines:
…by cause I am of wittis dul and old
Doth your deveer this processe to corecte
Attributed Author: Explicit quod lidgate (f. 32v, in margin)
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 135-49.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 193-206.
Whatley, Gordon E., ed. Saints’ Lives in Middle English Collections. With Anne B. Thompson and Robert K. Upchurch. MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2004.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 4826, ff. 46-51v
First Lines:
Lyke as the byble makith mencioun
the Original ground of devout offryng…
Last Lines:
…Be cause I am of wittys dul and Old
Doth yowr deveer this processe to Correcte
Attributed Title: here be gynneth a myracle doon in seynt Austeyn is tyme (f. 46, rubricated incipit)
4.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 699, ff. 35-41
First Lines:
LYk as the bible makith mencion
The origynall ground of devout offryng…
Last Lines:
…Bi cause I am of wittis dull & old
Doth your deveer this processe to correcte
Note: Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Attributed Title: Incipit miraculum sancti augustini de decis (f. 34v); Explicit miraculum sancti augustini (f. 41)
5.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 129, ff. 75-79
First Lines:
Thus he began bi grace of goddis hond
Wher god list werce may be noon obstacle…
Last Lines:
…bi cause I am of wittis dul & old
doth your deveer this processe to correcte
Note: Lines 1-128 wanting: two folios cut out.
Attributed Title: Incipit miraculum sancti Augustini de decis (f. 74v); Explicit miraculum sancti Augustini (f. 79)
6.Source: Leiden, Leiden University Library Vossius Germ. Gall. Q.9, f. 8v