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DIMEV 4657
IMEV 2955
NIMEV 2955
Saint Kenelm in England was I-come of good strain
A variant of the Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary
Note: For the usual version see 4658.
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Kenelm, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 39va-39vb
First Lines:
SEint Kenelm in Engelonde was i come of goode streone
A good kynges sone he was and his Modur was Qweene…
Last Lines:
…At Winchecumbe is þat bodi i don in one schrine
Ihesu for þe loue of him vs schilde 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.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 132-134v
First Lines:
SAynt kenelme of Englond was comen of godestrene
A kynges sone he was & his moder a quene…
Last Lines:
…At Wynchcombe is þat body done in a shryne
Now Ihesu for þe love of hym vs shilde fro helle pyne Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt kenelme (RT)