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At Constantinople in that City / Dwelled a Merchant
A miracle of Our Lady: the Virgin Mary goes surety for a merchant — eighty-eight couplets
Note: For another version, see 6660.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, miracles of; merchants
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 126ra-126rc
First Lines:
At Constantynnoble in þat Cite
Dwelled a Marchaunt of herte fre…
Last Lines:
…And þat hit mote so be
Seiþ alle Amen Par charite. AMEN.
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Altenglische Marienlegenden aus Ms. Vernon zum ersten Mal.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 56 (1876): 221-40: 232-4.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 157-6.
Boyd, Beverly May, ed. Middle English Miracles of the Virgin. New York: Columbia UP, 1955; San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1964: 44.