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Cecelia is as much to say
Osbern Bokenham, Life of St Cecilia — in various verse forms
Author(s): Osbern Bokenham
Subjects: saints’ lives; Cecilia, saint, life of
Versification: — seven-line, two-line — ababbcc, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 327, ff. 134v-150v
First Lines:
Cycile ys as mych to seye
As lylye of heuene or to þe blynd weye…
Last Lines:
…And he shal forth passyn from þis owtlaury
Wyth you in heuene he may be myry
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: The prologue of seynt Cycylys lyf (rubric, f. 134v) And seynt Cecilye (index, f. 193)
Editions:
Clive, Edward Gerbert, earl of Powis. Osbern Bokenham, The lyvys of seyntys. Roxburghe Club 5. London: Nicol, 1835: 212-38.
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 186-208.
Serjeantson, Mary Sidney, ed. Osbern Bokenham: Legendys of Hooly Wummen. EETS o.s. 206 (1938); repr. 1988: 201-25.