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Some men weens that Barnabas
Life of St. Barnabas in the Scottish Legendary
Title(s): Scottish Legendary
Subjects: Barnabas, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.2.6 and Gg.2.6A(c), ff. 88v-91v
First Lines:
swme men wenis þat barnabas
ane of þe apostolis was…
Last Lines:
…owte of þis world þat I ma twen
but schame det & dedly syne
Attributed Title: barnabas (RT)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 1.120-3.
Metcalfe, William Musham, ed. Legends of the Saints, in the Scottish dialect of the fourteenth century…. 6 pts. in 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 13, 18, 23, 25, 35, 37. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1896: 2.249-55.