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Winifred was an holy maid so I understand
Life of St. Winifred, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Winifred, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 189-189v
First Lines:
Vonefreda was an holy mayde so ich ondirstonde
In þe tyme þe yre aleyn was king of ingelonde…
Last Lines:
…suþþe þo god sente his grace to heuen ȝhe gan wende
Now Ihesu for þe loue of here þedir vs bringe at oure ende
Attributed Title: Seint Vonefrede þe holi virgine (f. 189)
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: 331-3.
Fleetwood, William. The Life and Miracles of St. Wenefrede. 2nd ed. London: Sam Buckley, 1713: 125-7.