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All that will leally live in land
The Rule of St Benedict — 2516 lines in couplets
Author(s): Saint Benedict of Nursia
Title(s): The Rule of St Benedict
Subjects: monastic rules, in English verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.XXV, ff. 66-119v
First Lines:
All þat wyll lely lyue in land
Als sant Benet has ordand…
Last Lines:
…þen endles lif sal be þair mede
Vnto þat lif our lord vs lede
Attributed Title: Regula beati benedicti in anglicis verbis translatis (f. 66)
Editions:
Böddeker, Karl. “Versifizirte Benediktinerregel im Northern Dialect.” Englische Studien 2 (1879): 60-93: 61-93.
Kock, E. A., ed. Three Middle-English Versions of the Rule of St. Benet and two contemporary rituals for the ordination of nuns. EETS o.s. 120 (1902); repr. 1987: 48-118.