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Listeneth both great and small / I will you tellen a little tale
Legend of Theophilus — 107 6-line stanzas
Note: For other versions, see 10, 5061.
Subjects: Theophilus, saint, legend of; miracles; Virgin Mary, miracles of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 225 (SC 14716), ff. 11-15
First Lines:
Listenyth bothe gret & smale
I wil ȝow tellen alitel tale…
Last Lines:
…þer sche with hir sone euer is
þat was of hir born
Attributed Title: Hic incipit historia quomodo Tiofelus vendidit animam suam diabolo & quomodo per sanctam mariam deliberatus fuit (f. 11); Explicit Tyofle (f. 15)
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Eine neue mittelenglisch Version des Theophilus-Sage.” Englische Studien 32 (1903): 1-23: 5-23.
Boyd, Beverly May, ed. “The Rawlinson Version ‘Theophilus’.” Modern Language Notes 71 (1956): 556-9: 557 (short extracts).
Boyd, Beverly May, ed. Middle English Miracles of the Virgin. New York: Columbia UP, 1955; San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1964: 68-87.