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Most merciful Lord by thine abundant goodness
The Story of Job — twenty-six stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): The Story of Job
Subjects: Old Testament, stories from; Job
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 140 [olim Phillipps 8299], ff. 93v-96v
First Lines:
Most mercifull lorde by thyne habundant goodnesse
This rightful man Iob With grete hospitalite…
Last Lines:
…Hym to convey with patriarkes and prophetes all
Onto the perpetuall Ioy and glory eternall
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana: 1. The Life of Holy Job.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 126 (1911): 365-70: 366-70.
Garmonsway, G. N., and R. M. Raymo. “A Middle English Metrical Life of Job.” Early English and Norse Studies Presented to Hugh Smith. London: Methuen, 1963: 77-98: 89-96.