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Saint Bridget of high men in Scotland she came
Life of St. Bridget (shorter version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Bridget, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 93v-94v
First Lines:
SEinte Bride of heiȝe men In scotlond heo cam
Of riche men and of gret power In lawe of cristindom…
Last Lines:
…Þe furste dai of feuerer hire liif heo brouȝte to ende
God us graunti alle forth with hire to blisse of heuene wende
Attributed Title: Vita sancte Brigide virginis (f. 93v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 192-3.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 16rb2-16va
First Lines:
SEint Bride of wel heȝe men in to Scotlonde com
Riche and of gret power in lawe of cristendom…
Last Lines:
…God lete vs forþ wiþ hire to þe blisse of heuene wende
Þat God haþ i ordeyned þat lasteþ wiþ outen ende. A.M.E.N.
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.
3.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 62-63
First Lines:
SAynt Bride of hegh men out of Scotlond come
Riche & of grete power in lawe of cristendome…
Last Lines:
…Þe firste day of ffebruare hir lyf she broȝt to ende
Sich blisse as she disserved her Ihesu Crist vs sende Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Bride (RT)