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



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 304v-305
First Lines:
Seint pernel þe holy mayd ryȝt is to haue in mende
good womon ȝhe was ȝhe auȝte wel be kende…
Last Lines:
…to heuen ȝhe went clene mayd & is wit outin endyng
now god for þe loue of here to þilke ioy vs bring
Attributed Title: Seint pernel þe holy virgyne (f. 304v)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 31vb-32ra
First Lines:
Seint Pernele þat holi Mayde riht is to habben in muynde
Good wommon heo was inouȝ heo ouȝte wel beo kuynde…
Last Lines:
…To heuene clene Maide heo wende þat is wiþ outen endynge
Now God for þe loue of hire to þulke Ioye vs bringe. 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.
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 157v
4.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 154-155
First Lines:
Seynt pernel þat holy mayde riht it is to habbe in mynde
Heo was good wumman ynou vor heo ouhte wel by kynde…
Last Lines:
…Clene mayde to hevene neo wente & þere is wiþ outen ende
Now god for here swete loue to þulke ioye make vs wende
Note: Ends “Amen” at end of last line.