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Christ and Saint Mary so on shamble me I-led
St Godric’s prayer in Reginald’s Vita S. Godrici — a single couplet
Author(s): Reginald
Title(s): Vita S. Godrici
Subjects: Godric, saint, prayer of; prayers, of saints; songs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 413 (SC 970), f. 47
Transcription:
Crist and Seinte Marie sio on scamel me i ledde
that ic on this hi erthe ne scuilde mit mine bare fot itreide
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “Cantus beati Godrici.” Englische Studien 11 (1888): 401-32: 426-7.
Stevenson, Joseph. Libellus de Vita et Miraculis S. Godrici, Heremitae de Finchale auctore Reginaldo Monacho Dunelmensi. Surtees Society 20 (1847): 144.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.3, 304.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 172.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 153, f. 31
Transcription:
Seinte Marie sƿa me iledde
that ic on þis hi erthe ne sould noth mine bare fot hi trede
Note: Written as prose amidst Latin prose text.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “Cantus beati Godrici.” Englische Studien 11 (1888): 401-32: 426-7.
Stevenson, Joseph. Libellus de Vita et Miraculis S. Godrici, Heremitae de Finchale auctore Reginaldo Monacho Dunelmensi. Surtees Society 20 (1847): 144.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.3, 304.
3.Source: London, British Library Royal 5 F.VII, f. 85r1
Transcription:
Crist and sainte marie sƿa on scamel me iledde
þat ic on þis erðe ne silde ƿid mine bare fote i tredie
Note: It appears ‘tredie’ in the second line is a miscopying for ‘tredde’.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “Cantus beati Godrici.” Englische Studien 11 (1888): 401-32: 426-7.
Ritson, Joseph. Bibliographia Poetica. London: Roworth, 1802: 4.
Rankin, J. W. “The Hymns of St. Godric.” PMLA 38 (1923): 699-712: 700, 708.
Hall, Joseph. Selections from Early Middle English, 1130-1250. 2 parts. Oxford: Clarendon, 1920, 1951: 1.5.
Reese, Gustave. Music in the Middle Ages. New York: Norton, 1940: 241.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 103.
4.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine 1716