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O ye virtuous sovereign spirtual and temporal
Laurence Wade, Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury — rhyme royal stanzas
Author(s): Laurence Wade
Title(s): Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury
Subjects: Thomas of Canterbury, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 298, ff. 2-56v
First Lines:
O ye virtuous souerayne spirituall and temporall
And all þe deuoute people both more and lesse…
Last Lines:
…Whos name nott here expressyd yett ws off blessed men
Recommend hym wnto this blissed saynt that hath shewyd ws here [ ] stor[ ]
Attributed Title: Incipit vita cum actibus Thome Cantuariensis archiepiscopi translatis a Laurentio Wade claustrali commonacho ecclesie cristi Cantuariensis (f. 2)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Thomas Beket, epische Legende, von Laurentius Wade (1497).” Englische Studien 3 (1880): 409-69: 409-69.