Geraardsbergen Manuscript, Text 45 (fol. 115r)
‘Next to Saint George’s statue in the church of the Austin friars in London is written: Pestifer afflatu crux dente celeque volatu urbis vicina fuerat draco causa ruine deficiente gregis . scauro quam filia regis debuit exponi fors contulit esta draconi sanctus ac absque mora sua sena georgis ora sic vi compressit quam salua puella recessit sic ut saluemer . a peste nec hoste grauemur martir sancte dei fer opem nos dans requiei’.
Apart from a number of Dutch captions the manuscript contains several Latin captions. This one from London may indicate that the scribe/compiler of the manuscript has been there, but is it also possible he copied it from someone else. The Latin captions show us that the scribe/compiler new Latin, and must have been an educated man (woman?).