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Of Agamemnon under the large empire born in Athens
John Lydgate, ‘Life of St. Giles’, including a prayer to that saint and envoy — forty-six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Life of St. Giles’
Subjects: Giles, saint, life of; saints’ lives; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798), ff. 33v-41v
First Lines:
Of agamenoun vnder the large Empyre
born in athenys of grekis regall lyne…
Last Lines:
…yif thou be mene we stonde no thyng in were
to haue his mercy þat bouhte us with his blood
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the lyff of seynt Gyle (f. 33v)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 161-73.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 95v-103
First Lines:
Off Agamenoun vnder the large Empire
born in Athenys of grekys Roial lyne…
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 371.
3.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 699, ff. 2-2v
First Lines:
…Bi a spiryt oonly of prophecie
Knewh biforn whan thou sholdist passe…
Last Lines:
…Yiff thou be mene we stond nothyng in weere
To haue his mercy that bouht vs with his blood
Note: Last 6 stanzas only. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Attributed Title: Explicit vita sancti Egidii (f. 2v)
4.Source: Leiden, Leiden University Library Vossius Germ. Gall. Q.9, f. 1