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Though Jesu Christ on earth was
De Muliere Samaritana’ — seventy-seven lines in couplets
Title(s): De Muliere Samaritana
Subjects: tales, from Scripture
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 178v-179v
First Lines:
Þo ihesu crist an eorþe was mylde weren his dede
Alle heo beoþ on boke iwryten þat me may heom rede…
Last Lines:
…And þus was þes bureuh a red vt of helle sore
And by leuede on al myhty god nuwe & euer more
Attributed Title: Incipit de Muliere Samaritana (f. 178v)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 84-6.
Zupitza, Julius. Alt- und mittelenglisches Uebungsbuch mit einem Wörterbuch. 8th ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Braumüller, 1907; 12th ed., ed. Albert Eichler. Wein: Braumüller, 1922: 120-2.