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Of the holy feast of Innocents that ended their life in great tourment
‘Of þe holi feste of inocens’ in one MS of the South English Legendary — 166 long lines, mostly in couplets written as a single line
Note: Shorter meter than in other South English Legendary texts.
Title(s): South English Legendary; ‘Of þe holi feste of inocens’
Subjects: Holy Innocents, feast of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 265-266v
First Lines:
Of þe holy feste of Inosent
þat endid here lyf In gret turment
Is good to honoure & to holde
boþe of ȝong & of olde…
Last Lines:
…Now lord king of heuene a boue
for his holy Inosentis [loue]
send vs grace so to spede
þat we haue heuene to oure mede
Attributed Title: Of þe holi feste of inocens (f. 265)