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DIMEV 5505
IMEV 3489
NIMEV 3489
The time that Maximian
Life of St. Adrian in the Scottish Legendary — in couplets
Title(s): Scottish Legendary
Subjects: Adrian, 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. 291-298
First Lines:
[Þ]e tyme þat maximiane
þe stat of þe empyre had tane…
Last Lines:
…owt of þis lyf þat we ma twene
but schame ded & deidly syne
Note: Folio given as ‘219’ in IMEV, corrected in SIMEV.
Attributed Title: adriane (RT)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 2.106-16.
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: 2.272-91.