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Saint Edward the good king right is to have in mind
Life of St. Edward the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Edward the Confessor, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 273-279v
First Lines:
seint edward þe gode king ryȝt is to haue in mende
bore he was in ingelond I wole telle of what kende…
Last Lines:
…god for þe loue of seint edward vs bringe to þe blis
& to þe hy ioyȝe of heuene þat his soule in is
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 260-269v
First Lines:
SEyn edward þe gode kyng riȝt is to habbe in munde
Ibore he was in engelond Ichulle segge of wuch kunde…
Last Lines:
…So þat non ne deude þer of after him desturbinge
þe chirch he let halwy as [ ]childermasse dai
Note: Incomplete: the last folios survive only as fragments.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 281
Editions:
Moore, Grace Edna, ed. The Middle English Verse Life of Edward the Confessor. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1942: 1-40.