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IMEV 203
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All that been in deadly sin and think with mercy to meet
The Life of St Margaret — in long-line quatrains
Subjects: Margaret, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 16va-21ra
First Lines:
Al þat ben in dedly sinne & þenk wiþ merci to mete
Leue in crist þat ȝaue ȝou wiit ȝour sinnes forto bete…
Last Lines:
…& grace forto ȝeme ous Out of dedli sinne
& grant ous þe miche ioie Þer seynt mergrete is inne
Note: Begins 16rb, but first 4 lines cut out of MS; written half line of verse per line of MS (one couplet per two lines); or quatrains, abcb.
Attributed Title: Seynt Mergrete (f. 16rb)
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. Legendae Catholicae. Edinburgh, 1840: 71-122.
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 22-35.