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IMEV 309.5
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And so betide a time that he
The Life of St Katherine in the Scottish Legendary — in couplets
Title(s): Scottish Legendary
Subjects: Katherine of Alexandria, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.2.6 and Gg.2.6A(c), ff. 380-395
First Lines:
…& sa betyd a tyme þat he
of Alexandir to þe cite…
Last Lines:
…Requeris hire þat I ma twyne
owt of þis lyf but dedly syne
ameN ameN ameN
Note: Acephalous.
Attributed Title: katrina (RT, 380-395); Explicit vita beate KatRine Virginis & cetera (f. 395)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 2.197-231.
Metcalfe, William Musham, ed. Legends of the Saints, in the Scottish dialect of the fourteenth century…. 6 pts. in 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 13, 18, 23, 25, 35, 37. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1896: 2.445.