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Almighty God in His eternal magesty
The English Metrical Life of St Walstan, originally written on parchment and attached to a tryptych probably in Bawburgh Church, Norfolk — seventy-five stanzas rhyme royal and 8-line Envoy
Subjects: Wulfstan, saint, life of; saints’ lives; envoys; inscriptions
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 935, Art. 8
First Lines:
Almightie God in his aeternall majestie
disposing all things by his providence…
Last Lines:
…with Ghostly support to doo correction
Thee To reforme as they see need
Finis
Note: Seventeenth-century transcription. ‘The owner Wm Clark of Granthorpe in Suffolk, a Papist’. ‘Copied out of the Originall / Sept. 29th Anno domini 1658’. The last two lines above are from the colophon.
Attributed Title: The History of St Walston taken out of an antient parchment MS, enclosed in a Case of 3 pieces of wood about a yard Long each of… (most crossed out).
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. “Lives of Saint Walstan.” Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society, Proceedings 19 (1917): 238-67: 250-67.