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All this book is I-maked of holy days and of holy mans lives
A General Prologue in one MS of the South English Legendary, with special mention of ‘ȝeres day’ and Epiphany — twenty-six lines
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: prologues; Epiphany; New Year
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 88-88v
First Lines:
Al þis bok is i maked of holi dawes and of holie mannes liues
Þat soffreden for ore louerdes loue pinene manie and riue…
Last Lines:
…Ase it falleȝ a twelfte dai longe heo erore him fouȝten
Gold and mirre and an sens In presaunt heo him brouȝten
Note: This version ends this story/text four lines later than the usual, including in this stody the first four lines of 4594, ending, ‘He let him martri þere fore and oþere with him mo’.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Legenden des ms. Laud 108.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 4 (1872): 395-414: 405.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 177-8.