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Melchiades [Miltiades] the pope in Africa I-bore was
Life of Pope Miltiades, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Melchiades [Miltiades], pope, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 234-235
First Lines:
Melchiades þe pope in affer I bore was
of swyþe good cristin kende so god gaf þe cas…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we god almyȝty king þat after oure ending
to þe ioy þat lesteþ euer oure soules þedir bring
Note: References to ‘the pope’ blacked out.
Attributed Title: Melchiades þe pope (f. 234)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Des Ms. Bodl. 779 jüngere Zusatzlegenden zur südlichen Legendensammlung.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 307-422: 405-7.