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Saint Berinus the confessor that goodman was enough
Life of St. Birinus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Birinus, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 126rb-126vb
First Lines:
SEint Byrin þe confessour þat godeman was y nouh
In þe toun of Rome was boren & to eche godenesse drouh…
Last Lines:
…And went to þe ioye of heuene After his lyf anon
Nou god for þe loue of him vs bringe þider echon
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 270-271v
First Lines:
seint birrin þe comfessour þat good mon was I nowȝ
In þe toun of rome was bore & to ech goodnes drowȝ…
Last Lines:
…& went to þe ioy of heuin out of þis erþ anon
nou god for þe loue of hym bring vs þedir echon
3.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 145v
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 260v-261v
First Lines:
SEint beryn þe confessoure þat goud man was y nowe
In þe toune of rome was ybore & to eche goudnesse drewe…
Last Lines:
…& wende to þe Ioie of heuene after þis lyf anon
now god for þe loue of hym ous bringe þudere echon
Attributed Title: Beryn (RT)
5.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 205