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Vital was a noble mon in the land of Rome
Life of St. Vital in one MS of the South English Legendary
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Vital, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 203-203v
First Lines:
Vital was a noble man in þe lond of rome
& hadde many bonde men þat of him lond nome…
Last Lines:
…ffor þus vital & agricola ðere lyuus hy gonen ende
nouȝ Ihesu for here veyre loue graunte vs to heuen wende
Note: Unique copy.
Attributed Title: Seint Vital þe holy Marter (f. 203)
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: 351-3.