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Saint Agnes woned in Rome so I you tolden ere
Life of ‘St. Emerentiana þe Virgin’, in one MS of the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Emerentiana (wet nurse to Saint Agnes), saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 233-233v
First Lines:
Seint anneys woned in rome so ich ȝou toldin ere
ȝhe hadde a fostirsostir þat wit here woned þere…
Last Lines:
…Bidde we to Ihesu crist for emerencianus loue
þat he vs granten þe blis þat is in heuen aboue
Attributed Title: Seint emerinciane þe holy virgine (f. 233)
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: 403-4.