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There was a man of stature big
‘A curious Legend of St. Christopher’ — twenty-six lines in long-line couplets
Title(s): ‘A curious Legend of St. Christopher’
Subjects: Christopher, saint, legend of; legends
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 2604, ff. xxxi-xxxii
First Lines:
There was a man of stature bigge and bigge withall in minde
For serve he would yet one than whom he greater none might find
He hearing that the Emperor was in the World most great
Came to his Court was entertayned and serving him at Meat…
Last Lines:
…So through Humilitie his Soul to Christ was reconcilde
And of his Carriage Christo-fer should thence forth be his name
Note: Added in a nineteenth-century hand, ‘William Warner’.
Attributed Title: A curious Legend of St Christopher (f. xxxi)