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With constant cure eschewing Ignorance
Life of St. Ursula — seventy-nine 8-line stanzas
Title(s): Life of St. Ursula
Subjects: Ursula, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 24541.3. Here begyn[n]eth ye lyf of Saynt Ursula after ye cronycles of englo[n]de, London, per me Wynkyn de Worde, [1510] , sigs. A.iv-B.ivv
First Lines:
WIth constant cure eschewynge Ignoraunce
With stedfast studye frome errour to applye…
Last Lines:
…Now lette vs praye this turbe with contemplacyon
That all oure soules to cryst they may commende
Note: Followed by prose prayer to St. Ursula.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth þe lyf of saynt Ursula after þe cronycles of englond (sig. A.i); Vite sancte ursule sodaliumque suarum translata e sermone latino in anglicum rostatu fratris Edmundi harfeld monachi Roffensis ac iussi illustrissime domine domine Margarete matris excellentissime principis Henrici septimi Impressa finit feliciter per me Wynandum de Worde Londoniis commorantem in vico vulgariter dicto the fletestrete in signo solis et lune (sig. B.iv)
Facsimiles:
Lyf of St. Ursula [facsimiles from de Worde 1509, STC 24541.3 and STC 17014.7] Roxburghe Club 24. London: From the Shakespeare Press, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1818.