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This lion the young in holy writ I-cleped is
Life of Pope Leo II, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Leo II, pope; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 217-217v
First Lines:
Þis lyon þe ȝonge In holywrit I cleped is
In rome he was pope ic ot to soþe I wis…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu crist in heuene vs graunte þedir to go
to þe blis of paradis þat lastiþ euer mo
Attributed Title: Seint lion [‘þe pope’ (blacked out)] þe ȝonge
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: 381-2.