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John of Damascene telleth us the story / of Barlaam…
Barlaam and Josaphat, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Note: For other versions see 54, 58, 6259.
Title(s): South English Legendary ; Barlaam and Josaphat
Subjects: saints’ lives; Barlaam and Josaphat, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 228v-302
First Lines:
Ihon of damascene telleþ vs þe storiȝe
of barlaam & iosaphat to haue hem In memoryȝe…
Last Lines:
…now bidde we god of heuin þat euer was & is
þat he vs for here boþe loue bring to heuin blis
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden. Paderborn: F. Schoningh, 1875: 113-48.
MacDonald, K. S., ed. The Story of Barlaam and Joasaph, Buddhism and Christianity. Calcutta, 1895: 113.