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All those that be christened and dear / Listeneth and ye may hear
Passio sancte Katerine virginis — in short couplets
Note: See 5012.
Title(s): Passio sancte Katerine virginis
Subjects: Katherine, saint, passion of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 34 (SC 14528), ff. 7ra-9vb
First Lines:
All þat ben crystyn be leue & dere
lestnyth & ȝe mow here…
Last Lines:
…Euer in to that ylk blys
Ther þat seynt kateryn euyr mys
Attributed Title: Explicit pascio sancte katerine virginis & martyris et cetera (f. 9vb)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 45ra-47vb
First Lines:
All tho that be crystenyd & dere
lystenyth and ye may here
The lyfe of a swete vyrgyne
Hur name ys clepyd kateryn…
Last Lines:
…And brynge vs to that blys
There that mayde dwellyng ys
Attributed Title: here foloweþ þe lyfe of seynt kateryn (f. 45ra)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Contributions to Early English Literature. London: for private circulation, 1849: 1-19.
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 260-4.