Poem “Saint Juliana” Added to PCMEP
Edition of the new PCMEP text
The rhymed saint’s life “Saint Juliana” was probably composed in the mid to late thirteenth century and is preserved in manuscripts from c. 1330 on. It’s not very long, c. 2,500 words, but entertaining, narrative and idiomatic – an ideal addition to my project to build an annotated corpus of verse texts from 1250-1350, when English prose texts are rare.
Here is a short excerpt from when Juliana exposes the devil that came to here disguised as an angel.
The text is a part of the “South English Legendary”, a complex composite of rhymed sermons for the festivals of the year. I did a lot of background reading on this compilation, and even though this has very little to do with my actual work, I enjoyed it a lot.
If you want to find out more about the text, check out my corpus documentation for the text file here!
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