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Not long ago a marvelous thing
Gilbert Bannister, Miraculum sancti Thome martyris — five stanzas rhyme royal with refrain, ‘Nouis fulget Thomas miraculis
Author(s): Gilbert Bannister
Title(s): Miraculum sancti Thome martyris
Subjects: saints’ lives; miracles; Thomas of Canterbury, saint
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 417, ff. 80-81
First Lines:
Not longe a go a meruelys thyng
which was don the vijth day of Julij…
Last Lines:
…Off his request ne shall he fayle nor mys
Nouis fulget Thomas miraculis
Attributed Author: Gylbartus Banystre (f. 80v)
Attributed Title: Miraculum sancti Thome martyris (f. 80)
Editions:
Wright, Herbert Gladstone, ed. Early English Versions of the Tales of Guiscardo and Ghismonda and Titus and Gisippus from the Decameron. EETS o.s. 205 (1937); repr. 1988: xix-xx.
Searle, William George. Christ Church, Canterbury. The Chronicle of John Stone. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Publications. Octavo Series 34. Cambridge: Deighton, Bell, 1902: 100.