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Saint Fronton the holy man though they martyred were
Life of St. Fronton in the South English Legendary — couplets
Note: In other MSS St. Fronton is added to the Life of St. Martha: see 2127.
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Fronton, 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 Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 61rb-61va
First Lines:
SEint ffronton þe holi man þo þei martired were
þreched fer in oþer lond & þo he seye þere…
Last Lines:
…Seint petur þat heuene keye witeþ thorw godes grace
Graunte vs þat we mote to heuene come & þere haue a place
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