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



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 163-164
First Lines:
Seint gutlac was a goodman Ibore here in ingelonde
of his lif ich mot telle þat ic ondirstonde…
Last Lines:
…& leue vs so to don here þe whyle we beþ alyue
& to þin oune eritage vs bring for þy woundus fyue
Attributed Title: Seint god lak (f. 163)
Editions:
Forstmann, Dr. H. von. Sammelheft. Untersuchungen zur Guthlac-Legende. Bonner Beiträge 12. Bonn: Hanstein, 1902: 23.
Bolton, W. F., ed. “The Middle English and Latin Poems of St. Guthlac.” Diss. Princeton, 1952; DA 15/11: 2201: 210.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 210v-213
First Lines:
Synt guthlak was ibore her in engelande
Of his lyf ich mot telle þat ich vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…Bidde we god of heuene vor his suete loue
þat he vs ȝeue þe blisse þat is in heuene a boue
Note: Written by a different hand than that which wrote rest of South English Legendary in this MS.
Editions:
Birch, Walter de Gray. Memorials of St. Guthlac of Crowland. Wisbech: Leach and Son, 1881: xxix (lines 1-24), xxx (lines 105-24).
Forstmann, Dr. H. von. Sammelheft. Untersuchungen zur Guthlac-Legende. Bonner Beiträge 12. Bonn: Hanstein, 1902: 22 (lines 1-24 from Birch).
Bolton, W. F., ed. “The Middle English and Latin Poems of St. Guthlac.” Diss. Princeton, 1952; DA 15/11: 2201: 221.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 297v
Editions:
Birch, Walter de Gray. Memorials of St. Guthlac of Crowland. Wisbech: Leach and Son, 1881: xxix (lines 1-24), xxx (lines 105-24).
Bolton, W. F., ed. “The Middle English and Latin Poems of St. Guthlac.” Diss. Princeton, 1952; DA 15/11: 2201: 184.