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Blessed Sebastian Gods martyr and knight
A prayer to St Sebastian — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Note: For a prose version see Princeton, Princeton University Library University Library, Robert H. Taylor MS 17 (olim Thompson (Portland, Oregon) [olim Amherst 20 prior Phillipps]), f. 14v.
Subjects: Sebastian, saint; prayers, to saints
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 372, f. 56ra
First Lines:
Blessid Sebastian goddis martir and knyght
Be oure protectur our sheld and oure wall
Last Lines:
We pray þe Sebastiane & so put to þine hande
Whanne God with pestilence liste scourge Ynglonde
Note: Unique witness; Prayer to St Sebastian; seven rhyme royal stanzas, crossed through; in second column a Latin prose prayer to St Sebastian also crossed through,
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Middle English Prayer to St. Mary Magdalen.” Traditio 24 (1968): 458-64: 463-4.