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Saint Bernard born was at Bourgogne
Life of St. Bernard, in Vernon Golden Legend — in short couplets
Subjects: Bernard, 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. 93vc-96rc
First Lines:
Seint Bernard born was at Burgoyne
In þe Castel men calleþ ffountayne…
Last Lines:
…God for þe loue of seint Bernard
Of heueneriche blisse ȝeue us part. 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.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Sammlung altenglischer Legenden. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878: 461.