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It befell some time in certain / In the City of Thessaly
‘De Theodosio Imperatore’, in the Vernon Golden Legend — in short couplets
Title(s): ‘De Theodosio Imperatore’; Golden Legend
Subjects: Theodosius, emperor
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 91rb-91vc
First Lines:
HIt bifel sum tyme in certeyn
In þe Cite of Tessaleyn…
Last Lines:
…Of þis lyf is þer no more
God ȝif vs grace to beo not lore
Attributed Title: De Theodosio imperatore (f. 91rb)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Sammlung altenglischer Legenden. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878: 22-5.