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DIMEV 4583
IMEV 2883
NIMEV 2883
Saint Dominic the holy friar in Spain was I-bore
Life of St. Dominic in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Dominic, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 167-170v
First Lines:
Seint dompinke þe holy frere in spayne was I bore
in þe toun of cailre wel good was þe more…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we seint domenyk þat þe ordre haþ I brouȝt
þat we ben forþ wit him to þe ioye of heuene be tauȝt
Attributed Title: Seint domenic þe holi frere (f. 167)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 47vb-49ra
First Lines:
SEint Dominik þe noble frere in Spayne was i bore
In þe toun of Cailre wel good was þe More…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we seint Dominik þat þe Ordre haþ i wrouht
Þat we beo forþ wiþ him to þe Ioye of heuene i brouht. AMEN. Amen.
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: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 124-1279v
First Lines:
SEint Domenic þe holie frere in spayne was i bore
In þe toune of Saylye wel guod was þe more…
Last Lines:
…Bidde we ore louerd and ore lauedi for Seint Dominikes loue
Þat we moten aftur ore ende day to þe blisse of heuene come
Attributed Title: Vita sancti Dominici confessoris (f. 124)
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 278-88.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 2585, Part III, ff. 1-2v
First Lines:
Seint domnyk þe holy man in spayne was i boore
In þe town of Salche hee cam of noble moore
A knyȝte ffelyce his fader heet his mother heet annejene
Is moder glad was of þe sone [ ]…
Last Lines:
…Sone sche seyde pax pes þy meny & þyn ore
I wil not seyde oure swete lorde þis synne þus ill more
Note: 124 lines.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 137v-140v
First Lines:
SEint dominike þe holy frere in spayn was y bore
In þe toune of gailie wel goud was þe more…
Last Lines:
…bydde we oure lord & oure ledy & seint dominik þe frere
þat we moten after oure endyng in heuene ben partynere
Attributed Title: Dominik frater predicatorum (RT)
6.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 155-159
First Lines:
SAynt Dominik þe holy frere in Spayne was y bore
In þe toun of Cailye wel gode was þen þe more…
Last Lines:
…Pray we oure lord & oure lady & saynt Domynik þe frere
Þat we mot after oure endinge day in heuen be her fere Amen
Note: At the end of the second line, ‘more’ is glossed: ‘.i. rote’.
Attributed Title: Saynt Dominik (RT)