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Thomas rides from Rome the man that right kens
Miracles and Prophecies of St. Thomas of Canterbury — in nonrhyming alliterative verse
Note: For the two prophecies generally associated with this piece under the title of the ‘Scottish Prophecies’ see 6398 and 6434.
Subjects: Thomas of Canterbury, saint, miracles of; prophecies, political
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 56 (SC 4062), ff. 45-46v
First Lines:
Thomas rides fro rome þe man þat right kennes
He faris forth by a faire towne Pise it is hotyn…
Last Lines:
…þou gave me litell by our lord laughyng to make here
It is [ ]w & no tris[ ] þat þis boke tellis
Note: Imperfect at the end.
Attributed Title: Seint Thomas of Caunterbery (f. 45)
Editions:
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. “Thomas Beckets Weissagung über Edward III und Heinrich V.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 102 (1899): 352-7: 354-7.
Taylor, Rupert. The Political Prophecy in England. New York: Columbia UP, 1911: 165 (lines 1-30 only).
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5, Part IV, ff. 27v-31v
First Lines:
…Thomas takes the Iuell and Ihesus thankes
þat comyne was to hume fro his Ientyll moder…
Last Lines:
…þen the buk was borne vp to þe blysse off our lorde
And beket to burgone nuskes hume full Evine
Note: 256 lines; begins imperfectly: missing lines 1-28
Editions:
Stevenson, Joseph. The Scottish Metrical Romance of Lancelot du Lak. Maitland Club 48. Edinburgh, 1839: 135-55.
Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed. Bernardus De Cura Rei Famuliaris, with some early Scottish Prophecies. EETS o.s. 42 (1870); repr. 1965: 23-31.