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Of Saint Margaret the virgin pure
Osbern Bokenam, Life of St. Margaret — in 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Osbern Bokenam
Title(s): Life of St. Margaret
Subjects: Margaret, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 5-26
First Lines:
Of seynt margarete the virgyne pure
Wych lyknyd is to a precyous margaryte…
Last Lines:
…Of the ioye be wher thou doost dwelle
Wych how gret is no tunge kan telle. Amen
Attributed Author: Translated into englys be a doctor of dyuyinte clepyd Osbern Bokenam…Wrytyn in Cambryge by hys sonn ffrer Thomas Burgh (index, f. 193)
Attributed Title: Vita Sancta Margarita Virginis et Martiris Prologus (later hand, f. 5), The lyf of seynt margarete (index, f. 193)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835: 8-41.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 7-36.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 7-38.