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Saint Justina of high men in Antioch come
Life of St. Justina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Justina, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 137v-138
First Lines:
Seyn Iustine of heie men In antioch com
Wel ȝong heo louede on ihesu crist & turnde to cristendom…
Last Lines:
…Nou Ihesu uor þe suete loue of þe maide Iustine
& vor þe loue of ciprian schulde ous fram helle pyne
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 161-163
First Lines:
Seint istine of hyȝe men in antioche com
Wel ȝong ȝhe louid Ihesu crist & tok to cristindom…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesis for þe swete loue of þe mayde iustine
& for þe lour of sein siprian scheld vs fram helle pyne
Attributed Title: Seint iustine & Seint ciprian
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 55ra-55va
First Lines:
SEynt Iustine of heiȝe Men in Antioche com
Wel ȝong heo louede Ihesu crist and tok to cristendom…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu for þat swete loue of þe Mayden Iustine
And for þe loue of seint Ciprian schild us from helle pyne. Amen
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 485-486
First Lines:
Seint Justine of heye men in Antyoche com
Wel ȝong ȝeo louede Ihesu crist and tok to cristendom…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu ffor þe loue of þe swete mayde Iustine
And ffor þe loue of Seint Ciprian schulde vs ffram helle pyne
Attributed Title: Sancta Iustina (RT)
5.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 135
6.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 203v