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The valley hight Spoletan there Saint Francis was I-bore
Life of St. Francis in one MS of the South English Legendary
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Francis of Assisi, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 177-183
First Lines:
Þe valeye hatte spoletan þer saint franceys was I bore
& þe toun assisie so þe bok vs telleþ sore…
Last Lines:
…þat on deyde amorwe þat oþer deyde an eue
& so hy gonnen boþe þis wrecched lif byleue
Note: Unique copy; ends imperfectly near top of page with rest of page blank.
Attributed Title: Seint fraunceis þe holi frere (f. 177)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Des Ms. Bodl. 779 jüngere Zusatzlegenden zur südlichen Legendensammlung.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 307-422: 312-23.