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Saint Hyginus the holy pope in Rome was I-bore
Life of Pope Hyginus in one MS of the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Hyginus, pope, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 233v-234
First Lines:
Seint igin þe holy pope in rome was I bore
he hadde swyþe holy lif so ich may ȝou telle fore…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu bring vs to þe ioye þat he is I brouȝt
as þu wit þy fywoundes dere vs alle bouȝt
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Des Ms. Bodl. 779 jüngere Zusatzlegenden zur südlichen Legendensammlung.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 307-422: 404-5.