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Saint Mildred the holy maid to tell by right doom
Life of St. Mildred in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Mildred, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 302-303v
First Lines:
seint myldre þe holy mayd to telle be ryȝt dom
bore was in ingelond in þe ferste cristindom…
Last Lines:
…& went to þe ioy of heuin þer as ȝhe ȝit is
now god vs wisse þilke wey þat we ne go amys
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 41vb-42rb
First Lines:
SEint Mildride þe holi Mayde of kynges kunne com
I bore heo was in Engelonde in þe furste cristendom…
Last Lines:
…And wende to þe Ioye of heuene þer as heo ȝit is
Nou God vs sende þulke wey þat we blenche not amis. A.M.E.N.
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.
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 176
4.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS 5043, f. 3
Note: Fragment.