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IMEV 3074.3
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Sanctus Beda was I-boren here on Britain mid us
Alliterative lines complaining of William the Conqueror’s foreign prelates — 18 lines
Subjects: complaints; Venerable Bede; Alcuin of York
Versification: — alliterative — unrhymed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.174, f. 63
First Lines:
Sanctus beda was iboren her on bretone mid us
þe wisliche…apende þe þeo englise leoden þurh þere…
Last Lines:
beoþ godes word to worlde asende þe we sceolen faeler feþ…
Editions:
Phillipps, Sir Thomas. Fragment of Aelfric’s Grammar…. Middle Hill, Warw.: Clowes, 1838: 5.
Wright, Thomas. Biographia Britannica Literaria. 2 vols. London, 1842-46: 1.59.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: IV-X.” Anglia 3 (1880): 59-67, 275-92, 415-25, 533-51: 424-5.
Hall, Joseph. Selections from Early Middle English, 1130-1250. 2 parts. Oxford: Clarendon, 1920, 1951: 1.1.
Dickins, Bruce, and Richard M. Wilson. Early Middle English Texts. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1951: 2.
Bauer, Clemens, Johannes Spörl, Laetittia Boeh, and Max Müller. Speculum historiale. Geschichte im Spiegel von Geschichtsschreibung und Geschichtsdeutung. Freiburg München, Alber, 1965: 244.