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Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Brice, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 176-177
First Lines:
SEyn brice wiþ seynt martin was is dekene anerþe here
To seynt martyn he was contrarious In eche manere…
Last Lines:
…Nou god uor þe gret a[ ] þat seynt brice hadde here
Grante ous to be vor is loue of pyne of helle skere
Attributed Title: seynt Brice (f. 176)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 285-286
First Lines:
sein bryse wit seint martin was erchedekin here
to his lord seint martin he was contrarius in ech manere…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe gret anoy þat seint bryse had here
grant vs for his loue of þe pyne of helle be skere
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039, ff. 37v-38
First Lines:
Sayne Brice with sayne Martyn was his deken als we rede
Oft he scorned his awen lorde & conturried his dede
A pore man mett with sayne brice als þai wente to a plas
And spired after sayne martyne þat his lorde was…
Last Lines:
…Now Llord for þat sakles shame þat sayne Brice suffrede here
Graunte vs to be for his lufe in heuene þat is so clere
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 128, ff. 1v-2v
First Lines:
SAint Brice with saint martin was his dekyn on erth her
To his lord saint martyn contrarios he was in ych maner…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu for the mykel any that saint Brice had her
Graunt vs to be for his love of the pyn of helle skere
Attributed Title: Saynt Martyn (sic) (RT)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 491-493
First Lines:
Seint Brice wiþ Seint Martin was his deokne on eorþe here
To Seint Martin his lord he was contrarious in eche manere…
Last Lines:
…Now god ffor þe grete anuy þat Seint Brice hadde here
Graunte vs to beo ffor his loue of þe pyne of helle skere
Attributed Title: Sanctus Bricius (RT)
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 160-160v
First Lines:
SEint bryce was erchedeken myd seint martyn here
To seint Martyn he was contraryous in eche manere…
Last Lines:
…now god for þe grete anuye þat seint bryce hadde þer
graunte for his loue to be of þe pyne of helle skere
Attributed Title: Bryce (RT)
7.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 177
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 110
9.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 174v
10.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 50-51
First Lines:
Seyn brice wiþ Seyn martin was ys dekne on erþe here
To Seyn martyn he was quarius is lord in eche manere…
Last Lines:
…Nou god for þe gret anu þat Seyn brice hadde here
Graunt vs to be for is loue of þe pyne of helle schere
11.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 211-212
First Lines:
SAynt Brice with saynt Maryn was his deken on erþe here
To his lord saynt Martyn he was contrarious in ych manere…
Last Lines:
…And dyed þe vij & sixty ȝere þat he was busshop made
Now Ihesu for þe mykel anye þat saynt brice had here
Graunte vs to be for his love of þe pyne of hell skere Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Brice (RT)
12.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 160-161
First Lines:
Seynt Brice wiþ seint Martyn his deken or erþe was here
Contrarye he was to seint Martyn his lord in ech manere…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe grete gref þat seint brice hadde here
Graunt vs to be for his loue of helle pyne skere. Amen.
Attributed Title: Vita Sancti Bricij (f. 160)