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As I find written in a legend aurea
Osbern Bokenam, ‘Life of St Agatha’
Author(s): Osbern Bokenam
Title(s): ‘Life of St Agatha’
Subjects: Agatha, saint, life of; saints’ lives



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 151-162v
First Lines:
As y fynd wrytyn in legend aurea
On fyue wysys may þis wurd Agatha…
Last Lines:
…There euere to abyde wyth god & the
Sey yche man Amen pur cheryte
Attributed Author: Translated into englys be a doctor of dyuyinte clepyd Osbern Bokenam…Wrytyn in Cambryge by hys sonn ffrer Thomas Burgh (index, f. 193)
Attributed Title: The prologue of seynt Agas lyf (rubric, f. 151) The lyf of seynt Agas (index, f. 193)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 208-25.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 225-43.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 102-3.