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Old and young that here be
The Life of St. Margaret (later version)
Title(s): The Life of St. Margaret
Subjects: Margaret, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bad Key: STC17325.
Bad Key: STC17326.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 145-150v
First Lines:
Old & ȝong þat here be
lystyns A whyle vnto me
What I schall ȝou sey
How it be fell vpon a dey…
Last Lines:
…pray we All þat may so be
Amen Amen for charyte
Attributed Title: Margaret (f. 145)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 236-41.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 372-85; 569-75; 625.
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 365 [olim Ipswich County Hall deposit, Hillwood; prior Brome Hall, Suffolk], ff. 39-44
First Lines:
O Olde & yowng þat ben here
lystyn and to me clare…
Last Lines:
…In thys lekenes sente to þe vs
ffor to stroye thy fayre body
With hys crafte of negramency
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. A Commonplace Book of the Fifteenth Century. Norwich: Kerrison, Goose, 1886: 107-18.