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Caton says that soothfast thing is
General Prologue to the Scottish Legendary
Title(s): Scottish Legendary
Subjects: prologues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.2.6 and Gg.2.6A(c), ff. 1-2v
First Lines:
Catone sais þat suthfaste thing is
þat Idilnes giffis novrysingis…
Last Lines:
…for petir prince wes of þame all
at apostulis now we call
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 1.3-5.
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: lxliii-lxlv (171 lines).
Metcalfe, William Musham, ed. Legends of the Saints, in the Scottish dialect of the fourteenth century…. 6 pts. in 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 13, 18, 23, 25, 35, 37. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1896: 1.1-6.