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O blessed Jesu that art full of might
Life of St. Anne — ninety-four stanzas rhyme royal, including 14-stanza prologue
Subjects: saints’ lives; Anne, saint, life of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 221-230
First Lines:
o blessyd Ihesu that art full of myght
The ground of vertu and of all goodnes…
Last Lines:
…Of hys gret mercy that we may be hys
And when we dy to haue eternall blys
Attributed Author: Lydgate (ff. 221, 230, both added by later hand)
Attributed Title: Incipit vita beate Anne matris beate Marie virginis (f. 221); Explicit vita sancte Anne Matris beate Marie Virginis (f. 230)
Editions:
Parker, Roscoe E., ed. The Middle English Stanzaic Versions of the Life of St. Anne. EETS o.s. 174 (1928); repr. 1987: 90-109.
2.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 8009 [Mun. A.6.31], ff. 18-29v
First Lines:
O blessed Ihesu that arte full of myght
The wonder of vertu and of all goodnes…
Last Lines:
…Of hys gret mercy that we may be hys
And when we dye to haue eternall blise
Attributed Title: Here endyth the lyff of Seynt Anne (f. 29v)