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DIMEV 4979
IMEV 3184
NIMEV 3184
Some time in Rome a pope there was
The trental of Saint Gregory — 101 couplets
Note: For other versions, cf. 134, 762, 2777, and 4980.
Title(s): Trentalle Sancti Gregorii
Subjects: tales; Gregory, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff. 242v-245v
First Lines:
Sum tyme in rome a pope þer was
that hadde a moder fayre of face…
Last Lines:
…fowre aungellys he sey with her goo
In to blysse there god bryng ows to
Note: Ends, ‘Explicit quod Rycardus ffox’ (f. 245v)
Editions:
Kaufmann, Albert. Trentalle Sancti Gregorii; eine mittelenglische Legende. Erlanger Beiträge 3. Erlangen and Leipzig: Deichert, 1889: 25.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3810, ff. 242v-245v
Editions:
Jordan, Richard. “Das ‘Trentalle Gregorii’ in der Handschrift Harley 3810.” Englische Studien 40 (1909): 351-71: 351.
3.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 20, f. 94
4.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 213-216
First Lines:
Some tyme in rome a pope þer was
þat hade a modur ffull fayre of face…
Last Lines:
…here endes þe trentall of gergori
God of oure soles haue merci
Note: Followed by 762.
Attributed Title: Explycyt trentalle sancti gregorii (f. 216)
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.
Editions:
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. The Visions of Tundale. Edinburgh: T.G. Stevenson, 1843: 77-83.
Kaufmann, Albert. Trentalle Sancti Gregorii; eine mittelenglische Legende. Erlanger Beiträge 3. Erlangen and Leipzig: Deichert, 1889: 25.
Bülbring, Karl Daniel. “Das ‘Trentalle Sancti Gregorii’ in der Edinburgher Handschrift.” Anglia 13 (1891): 301-08: 303-8.