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Lordings if it be your will / And ye will hear and hold you still
Vita Sancti Cristoferi’ — in couplets with a 5-line monorhyming introduction
Title(s): Vita Sancti Cristoferi
Subjects: Christopher, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 122vb-129vb
First Lines:
Lordynges if it be ȝowre will
And ȝe will here & holde ȝow still…
Last Lines:
…Thaire are samene inheuens blysse
God bryng vs thedir when his will es Amen
Attributed Title: Vita Sancti Christofori [ ]e bygynnes þe lyffe of & of Story of [ ]aynte Christofre to þe heryng or þe [ ]yng of þe whilke storye langes [ ]te mede & it be donne with deuocioun (f. 122v); Explicit vita sancti christofori (f. 129vb)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 454-66.