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To say something is mine entent
Life of St. Cecilia, in the Scottish Legendary
Title(s): Scottish Legendary
Subjects: Cecilia, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.2.6 and Gg.2.6A(c), ff. 354-360v
First Lines:
[T]o say sume thing is myne entent
of sanct cecile þe fare & gent…
Last Lines:
…Of þis varld þat we ma twyne
but schame det or dedly syne
Attributed Title: cecile (RT
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 2.162-72.
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: 2.368-86.
Lovewell, Bertha Ellen, ed. The Life of St. Cecilia from ms. Ashmole 43 and ms. Cotton Tiberius E. VII. Yale Studies in English 3. Boston, New York, 1898: 92-102.