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Sith time that all this world was wrought
The Legend of the Blood of Hayles — l00 quatrains
Note: For miracles performed at Hailes Abbey, see 541.
Title(s): The Legend of the Blood of Hayles
Subjects: Hailes (Gloucs.), Cistercian abbey; miracles; legends, of Jesus and Mary
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 C.XVII, ff. 147-152
First Lines:
[s]En tyme þat alle þis warde was wrought
Many marwykkes yaf[?] bene falle
þe wylk if þai were all throgh soght
þe pepull wylde not lewe þam alle…
Last Lines:
þus endys þe story wyt outyn fayle
Of Eryll Edmunde þat knyght so gode
How he broght to þe abbay of hayle
þe swete & þe holy precyous blode
Note: At the end of the second line, ‘af’ is inserted in the margin, but the directions for insertion into the text are faded.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 275-81.
Duff, Edward Gordon. “The Library of Richard Smith.” The Library n.s. 8 (1907): 127-33: 127.