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Sometime in Rome a pope there was
The Life of St. Gregory’s Mother [=Trental] — in quatrains
Note: Cf. 134, 2777, 4979 for other versions.
Subjects: Gregory, saint, mother of; tales; fragments
Versification: — four-line



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 24267. Trentalle Sancti Gregorii, London: Emprentyd by Rychrde [sic] P[ynson], [1501?]
Editions:
Ringler Jr., William A. “A Quatrain Version of the Trental of St. Gregory.” Studies in Honor of De Witt T. Starnes. T. P. Harrison, A. A. Hill, Ernest C. Mossner, and James C. Sledd, eds. Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1967: 131-61: 131.
2.Source: STC 12352. [Lyfe of saynt Gregoryes mo[ther]], [London: [Wynkyn de Worde], [1515]]. , one folio
First Lines:
…That suffred a soule to lye in that state
For he is fals and eke vnkynde
That leueth the soule in dampnacyon
And with his owne good may it [ ]…
Last Lines:
…[ ]the syde he may it seke
[ ]rynge vs to the blysse that euer shall be
Note: Cambridge University Library Syn.6.51.26.
Attributed Title: Thus endeth þe lyfe of saynt Gregoryes mot[ ]ynted in flete strete at þe sygne of þe [ ]de Worde In the yere of [ ]MDCCCCCand xv (f. 1v)
Editions:
Ringler Jr., William A. “A Quatrain Version of the Trental of St. Gregory.” Studies in Honor of De Witt T. Starnes. T. P. Harrison, A. A. Hill, Ernest C. Mossner, and James C. Sledd, eds. Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1967: 131-61: 131.
3.Source: STC 12353. Here after foloweth the lyfe of saynt Gregoryes mother, [Enprynted at Londo[n]: By Iohn Mychell, [ca. 1536?]]. , sigs. a.iv-c.ivv
First Lines:
Somtyme in Rome a pope there was
That god loued full specyally…
Last Lines:
…In laten frenche and englysse eke
In scala celi who wyll it se
In the southe syde he maye it seke
God brynge vs to the blysse that euer sholbe
Note: Huntington R. B. 31411.
Attributed Title: Here after foloweth the lyfe of saynt Gregoryes mother (sig. a.i)
Editions:
Ringler Jr., William A. “A Quatrain Version of the Trental of St. Gregory.” Studies in Honor of De Witt T. Starnes. T. P. Harrison, A. A. Hill, Ernest C. Mossner, and James C. Sledd, eds. Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1967: 131-61: 131.