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O glorious virgin and martyr Dorothy
Life of St. Dorothy — forty-three 8-line stanzas
Subjects: saints’ lives; Dorothy, saint, life of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 4122, ff. 145v-166v
First Lines:
O Gloryous virgyne & martyr dorothe
Whos fader was called dorotheus
Þi moder was named theodore
thou kepteste þe chaste vn to þi spouse ihesu…
Last Lines:
…Cryste graunte vs grace wiþ hem to be feede
in þe presence of þe holye trynyte
2.Source: London, British Library Arundel 168, ff. 5ra-6vb
First Lines:
O glorius virgyne o martir dorothe
whos fadir was called dorotheus…
Last Lines:
…Criste graunte vs with hire to fede
In presence of þe holy Trinite
Attributed Title: ‘Explicit vita dorothee’ (f. 6vb), followed by 6-line Latin charm related to Dorothy (ff. 6vb-7ra) and prayer to Dorothy in Latin prose (f. 73)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 5272, ff. 99-104v
First Lines:
O glorious virgyne and mertir dorothe
Whos fader called dorotheus…
Last Lines:
…And cast hit in dyuerse partie
That wilde bestis to hit schulde falle
And o þer fowlis devowre hit alle
But afore that Theophilus…
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Sammlung altenglischer Legenden. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878: 191-7.