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Saint Helena was in Britain born and comen of high kindred
Life of St. Helena in two MSS of the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Helena, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2250, ff. 81v-83
First Lines:
Saynt elene was in bretayne borne & comen of hegh kynrade
Ho leued truly in þe lawe þat gode to moyses made…
Last Lines:
…At Rome saynt Elene deede & þo ho buried is
Oure lorde for saynt elene loue sende vs heuen blis
Attributed Title: Saynt Elene (RT)
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 102v-105v
First Lines:
SAynt Elyn was in bretayn born & comen of hegh kynrade
She loued truly þat lawe þat god to moyses made…
Last Lines:
…At Rome saynt Elyn dyed & þere she biried is
Oure lord for saynt Elyn love graunte vs heuen blis Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Elyn (RT)