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The perfect life to put in remembrance
?John Lydgate, Life of St. Petronilla, probably by Lydgate — twenty 8-line stanzas and one of 4 lines
Author(s): John Lydgate (?)
Title(s): Life of St. Petronilla
Subjects: Petronilla, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 19812. The parfite lyfe to put in remembraunce…, [London]: Emprynted by Rychard Pynson, [1495?] , ff. 1-3v
First Lines:
The parfite lyfe to put in remembraunce
Of a virgyn moost gracious and entere…
Last Lines:
…Late him trust pleynly in sentence
Shall fynde grace of his peticion
Note: Oxford, Bodleian Douce fragm. f.g; ends, ‘Empryntyd by Rychard Pynson’ (f. 3v)
Editions:
Huth, Henry. Fugitive Tracts, written in Verse. Compiled by William Carew Hazlitt. Vol. 1: 1493-1600. 2 vols. London: Wittingham, 1875.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 1.154-9.