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Anon tho the Emperor Constantine had his false gods forsake
Life of St Sylvester, in one MS of the South English Legendary — in couplets
Note: For the usual Life, quite distinct from this, see 4764.
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Sylvester, saints, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 227-229av
First Lines:
Anon þo þe emperour constauntin hadde his false goddus forsake
& þorwȝ siluestris lore hadde cristindom I take…
Last Lines:
…& þer wonye wit outen ende to oure ryȝt eritage
& for ȝiue oure sinnus alle þat we habbeþ I don outrage
Attributed Title: Seint ciluestir þe holy pope’ (f. 227)
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: 388-94.