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Saint Aethelberht the holy king king was of England
Life of St. Aethelberht in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Aethelbert, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 33ra-33rb
First Lines:
Seint Aylbriht þe holy kyng kyng was of Engelonde
Þe kynges sone Aylred þat gret pouwer hedde an honde…
Last Lines:
…Now God for þe loue of him to þulke ioye vs bringe
Þat his soule is to i went aftur vr endynge. AMEN.
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.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 254-255
First Lines:
SEint albryȝt þe king was king of englonde
Þe kinges sone ayldred þat grete powere hadde an honde…
Last Lines:
…now god for þe loue of hym to þulke Ioie ous bringe
þat his saule is to wente after oure endynge
Attributed Title: Albryȝt (RT)
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 160v
4.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 271v
5.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, ff. 154-155
First Lines:
Seint Ailbriȝt þe holi king was of Engelonde
Þe kinges sone Aldred þat gret power hadde an honde…
Last Lines:
…Now God for þe loue of him to þulke ioie vs bringe
þat is soule is to iwent after oure endinge. Amen
Editions:
Nagy, Michael S. “Saint Æþelberht of East Anglia in the South English Legendary.” Chaucer Review 37 (200): 159-72: 165-8.