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Saint Jacques in the land of Persia of great high men come
Life of St. Jacques the Martyr in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Jacques (James Intercisus) the martyr, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 113-113v
First Lines:
Seint ieme in þe lond of perce of hyȝe men come
sone he let þe false laue & tok to cristindome…
Last Lines:
…nouȝ god for þe gret ioye þat seint Iakes hadde
brynge vs to þilke ioye þat seint Iakes hadde
Attributed Title: Seint ȝake þe marter (f. 113)
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 201v
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 122v
4.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS 5043, ff. 1; 2
Note: Fragment, including Narracio bona.