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All of a story I will you read
‘þe lyfe of Celestyn’ — 147 5-line stanzas
Subjects: Celestin, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — five-line — aaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 118v-124va
First Lines:
Al of a storie I wile ȝou rede
hou euery man aughte synne drede
If þat he thenke wel to spede
ffor godes myght…
Last Lines:
…þat non of vs ne falle þer yn
Be nyght ne day
And bring vs lord to þi blisse
þat lasteþ ay
Note: Set forth with fourth line to right of preceding three and with fifth and sixth written as one with punctuation between.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Legenden von Celestin und Susanna.” Anglia 1 (1878): 55-101, 390-1: 67-85.