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Saint Frideswitha that holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Frideswitha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Frideswitha, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 280v-282
First Lines:
seint friswide þe mayde was her of ingelond
at oxinforde ȝhe was I bore as ich ondirstond…
Last Lines:
…& þer haþ be for here loue ofte gret bootnyng
nowȝ bid we god for here loue to þe ioyȝe of heuin vs bring
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 155v-157v
First Lines:
SEynte ffredeswide was her of engelonde
At oxenford heo was ibore as ic vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…þer haþ ibe uor hire loue ofte gret bonynge
Nou bidde we god uor hire loue þat he to heuene ous bringe
Editions:
Reames, Sherry L., ed. Middle English Legends of Women Saints. With the assistance of Martha G. Blalock and Wendy R. Larson. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2003.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 430-434
First Lines:
Seint ffrydeswyde was her of Engelonde
At oxenford ȝeo was ybore as ich vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…Þer haþ ybeo ffor hure loue ofte gret botnynge
Now bidde we god ffor hure loue þat ȝeo vs to heuene bringe
Attributed Title: Sancta ffredeswida (RT)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 247-248v
First Lines:
SEint freþeswyde þat holy mayde was of englonde
atte oxenford heo was y bore as ic vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…heo wend out of þis world a morwe vp lukes day
now god ous bringe to þe blysse þat he broȝt þat may
Attributed Title: freþeswyþ (RT)
Editions:
Reames, Sherry L., ed. Middle English Legends of Women Saints. With the assistance of Martha G. Blalock and Wendy R. Larson. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2003.
5.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 237v
6.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 144-145v
First Lines:
Seynt Frideswyde þat holy mayde was her of Engelonde
At Oxenforde heo was ybore as ich am vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…Heo wende out of þis world þen þe moruwe after seynt luke day
Nou god bringe vs to þe blisse þat þou brouhtest þat may