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Of Agamemnon under the large empire born in Athens
John Lydgate, ‘Life of St. Giles’, including a prayer to that saint
and envoy — forty-six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Life of St. Giles’
Subjects: Giles, saint, life of; saints’ lives; envoys
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798)
, ff. 33v
Of agamenoun vnder the large Empyre
born in athenys of grekis regall
…yif thou be mene we stonde no thyng in were
to haue his mercy
þat bouhte us with his blood
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the lyff of seynt Gyle (f. 33v)
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems.
e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 161-73.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255
, ff. 95v
Off Agamenoun vnder the large Empire
born in Athenys of grekys Roial
Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge.
Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 371.
3.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 699
, ff. 2-2v
…Bi a spiryt oonly of prophecie
Knewh biforn whan thou
…Yiff thou be mene we stond nothyng in weere
To haue his mercy
that bouht vs with his blood
Note: Last 6 stanzas only. Folio number reflects the most recent
Attributed Title: Explicit vita sancti Egidii (f. 2v)