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Whilom beside the lake Balsena
Osbern Bokenam, Life of St. Christina — in 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Osbern Bokenam
Title(s): Life of St. Christina
Subjects: Christina, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 39v-58
First Lines:
Whilom be syde the lake vulsyne
Stood a cyte wyche Tire clepyd was…
Last Lines:
…Eternally god to preyse & magnytye
Amen mercy ihesu & gramercy
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: Vita Sancta Christiana (later hand, f. 39v) The lyf of seynt Crystyne (index, f. 193)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835: 61-90.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 54-80.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 58-86.