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DIMEV 526
IMEV 304.5
NIMEV 304.5
And Martha kept swith well
Life of St Mary Madgalene — in couplets
Subjects: Mary Magdalen, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 62ra-65vb
First Lines:
…& Martha keped swiþe wel
Hir londes euerich a del…
Last Lines:
…Þat euer schal left wiþ outen ende
Amen amen sigge al we
God it ous graunt [ ]
Note: Begins imperfectly, with line-ends of lines 53-96 on stub f. 61avb; 692 lines including lacuna, f. 65ra, plus 44 line-ends; last few words cut out with miniature at bottom of column.
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. Legendae Catholicae. Edinburgh, 1840: 213-57.
Horstmann, Carl. Sammlung altenglischer Legenden. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878: 163-70.