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DIMEV 4602
IMEV 2904
NIMEV 2904
Saint George the good knight a holy man was he
A variant text of the Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Note: For the ordinary text see 4603.
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; George, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 218v-219v
First Lines:
Saynt george þe gude knyght a haly man was he
geten & borne in þe lande of caped se full fre…
Last Lines:
…þe kynge garte rayse a faire kyrke & craftyly yt dyghte
In þe hond [sic] of owre swete lorde & sayn george þe knyght…
Attributed Title: De sancto Georgio (f. 218v)
Editions:
Parker, Roscoe E. “A Northern Fragment of the Life of St. George.” Modern Language Notes 38 (1923): 97-101: 97.
Whatley, Gordon E., ed. Saints’ Lives in Middle English Collections. With Anne B. Thompson and Robert K. Upchurch. MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2004.