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Two things oweth every clerk
Osbern Bokenham, General Prologue to Bokenam’s Lives of Saints — 240 lines
Author(s): Osbern Bokenham
Title(s): Lives of Saints
Subjects: prologues



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 1-5
First Lines:
Two thingys owyth euery clerk
To aduertysyn begynyng a werk…
Last Lines:
…In wych place vs bothe to dwelle
The lord vs graunte that harwyd helle. Amen
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)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835: 1-8.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 1-7.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 1-7.