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Singular shepherd gardian of Christs fold
John Lydgate, A prayer to St. Thomas of Canterbury — fifteen 8-line stanzas with varying refrain, including envoy
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: prayers, to saints; Thomas of Canterbury, saint; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 110 (SC 9936), ff. 242-243v
First Lines:
Like as this Milk was Token of Chastite
And the reed blood ffigure of thy suffraunce…
Last Lines:
…Nat to disdeigne but doo Correccoun
In hoop this Martre shal help vs in oure need
Note: Lines l-24 missing; at the end: ‘Amen . Deo gracias’.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 40-3.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 110 (SC 9936), f. 245
Note: Lines 1-80 only.
3.Source: Wolfenbüttel, Herzoglichen Bibliothek 2819, ff. 149v-150v