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To speak of the thread now me list
Life of St. John the Evangelist, in the Scottish Legendary
Title(s): Scottish Legendary
Subjects: John the evangelist, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.2.6 and Gg.2.6A(c), ff. 37-44v
First Lines:
to spek of þe thred now me leste
þat is of Iohn þe ewangeliste…
Last Lines:
…pray for vs þat ve hyne twyne
but det schame ore dedly syne
Attributed Title: Iohannes (RT)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 1.53-62.
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: 1.109-28.