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All that loveth gods lore / Old and young less and more
Life of St Eustace — in seventy-one 6-line stanzas
Title(s): Life of St Eustace
Subjects: Eustace, saints, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 1-5
First Lines:
[A]l þat be on godes lore
Lytell mykyll lesse & more
Lystyns to me A stound
Of a knyght of hethenes…
Last Lines:
…And þer with outen end to wonne
God þat grace vs send
Attributed Title: Seynt Ewstas (f. 1); Explicit vita sancti Eustachii (f. 5)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 211-19.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 19-30; 415-20; 597-8.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), f. i
Note: Lines 1-30 only; on torn leaf affixed to flyleaf, together with part of the list of contents of this MS.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 122v-125v
First Lines:
Alle þat louieþ Godes lore
Olde and ȝonge lasse and more…
Last Lines:
…Wiþ ihesu seinte marie sone
Euere wiþ houten hende
Attributed Title: Ci comence la vie seint Eustace qui out noun placidas (f. 122v)
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).