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Saint Aethelwold the bishop in England was I-bore
Life of St. Aethelwold in the South English Legendary — couplets
Note: For a variant text see 395.
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Aethelwold, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 38vb-39ra
First Lines:
SEint Aþelwold Bisschop was and in Engelonde ibore
In childhode wel ȝong he gon forsake sunne and hore…
Last Lines:
…Now swete lord Ihesu crist kyng of alle kynge
ffor þe loue of seint Aþelwold to þe Ioye of heuene vs bringe. 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. 136v-137v
First Lines:
SEint aþelwold þe byschop in englonde was y bore
In chilhode to clannesse he drowe euer þe lenge þe more…
Last Lines:
…Now oure swete lord Ihesu crist kynge of al kynge
for þe loue of seint athelwold to ioie of heuene ous brynge
Attributed Title: Athelwold Episcopus (RT)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 235-236
First Lines:
SEint aþelwold þe byschop in englond was ybore
In childhod to clannesse he drow euer þe lenge þe more…
Last Lines:
…Now oure swete lord ihesu crist king of alle kinge
for þe loue of seint Aþelwold to þe Ioie of heuene ous bringe
Attributed Title: Aþelwold (RT)
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10626, ff. 5v-7
First Lines:
Seint Adelwolde þe bischepe in englond was y bore
In chylhode wel ȝong he gan to for sake synne & hore…
Last Lines:
…Now our lorde Ihesu Crist kyng of alle þynge
For love of Seint Adelwolde to þe Ioye of hevene vs brynge. Amen.
5.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS 5043, ff. 3-3v
Note: Fragment, lines (?).
6.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 153v-154v
First Lines:
SAynt Athelwolde þe bisshop was in Englond y bore
In childhode ȝonge he began to forsake synne & hore…
Last Lines:
…Now swete lord Ihesu Crist of alle kynges kyng
ffor þe love of saynt Athelwolde to þe ioye of heuen vs bringe Amen
Note: At the end of the first line ‘hore’ is glossed: ‘.i. filþe’.
Attributed Title: Saynt Athelwolde (RT)