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DIMEV 2486
IMEV 1477.5
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In Clent cow-bach under an thorn
A twelfth-century scrap, regarding the death of St. Kenelm to be sent to the pope
Subjects: Kenelm, St.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 26, f. 60v
Transcription:
In cleu under thorncat ku beche
lith kenelmus kunebri heued bireued
Note: Variant; added to bottom margin by contemporary (thirteenth-century) hand with Latin following: In clen sub spina iacet….
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Pembroke College 82, f. 1
Transcription:
In clench qu becche under ane þorne
liet kenelm kinebern heued bereued
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Kleinere mittelenglische texte.” Anglia 42 (1918): 145-224; 43 (1919): 191: 147.
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1905: 71.
Wells, John Edwin. Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1916: 1052.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 90v
Transcription:
in clent cowbachi kennellme kyngysbyrth
lyth vndyre thoryne beheddyd
Note: Followed by Latin equivalent, in clent vacce valle kennelmus / Regius natus Iacet sub spina decapidatus.
Editions:
Rigg, A. George, ed. Glastonbury Miscellany of the Fifteenth Century. Oxford, 1968: 141.