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Lucy of light after Januences purpose
Bokenham’s Life of St. Lucy — Prologue three 8-line stanzas; Life in couplets
Note: Bokenham refers to Jacobus de Voraigne as Ianuence/Januence.
Author(s): Osbert Bokenham
Title(s): Life of St. Lucy
Subjects: Lucy, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line, eight-line
Bibliographic Ghosts: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 163 [olim Wagstaff 9, prior Petworth 8], f. 186v.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 163-172
First Lines:
Lucye of lyht aftyr Jaunencys purpose
Takyth þe name by dyryuacyoun…
Last Lines:
…Granth vs in virtue so strong to be
That no maner vyce vs mow apeyre
Attributed Author: Translated into englys be a doctor of dyuyinte clepyd Osbern Bokenam…Wrytyn in Cambryge by hys sonn ffrer Thomas Burgh (index, f. 193)
Attributed Title: The prologue of seynt Lucye (rubric, f. 163) And seynt Lucye (index, f. 193)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835: 257-71.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 225-37.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 243-57.