The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4527
IMEV 2841
NIMEV 2841
Saint Aethelberht the holy king king was of England
Life of St. Aethelberht in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Aethelbert, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 33ra-33rb
First Lines:
Seint Aylbriht þe holy kyng kyng was of Engelonde
Þe kynges sone Aylred þat gret pouwer hedde an honde…
Last Lines:
…Now God for þe loue of him to þulke ioye vs bringe
Þat his soule is to i went aftur vr endynge. AMEN.
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 254-255
First Lines:
SEint albryȝt þe king was king of englonde
Þe kinges sone ayldred þat grete powere hadde an honde…
Last Lines:
…now god for þe loue of hym to þulke Ioie ous bringe
þat his saule is to wente after oure endynge
Attributed Title: Albryȝt (RT)
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 160v
4.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 271v
5.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, ff. 154-155
First Lines:
Seint Ailbriȝt þe holi king was of engelonde
Þe kinges sone aldred þat gret power hadde an honde…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe loue of him to þulke ioie vs bringe
Þat is soule is to iwent after oure endinge
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ (f. 155).
Nagy, Michael S. “Saint Æþelberht of East Anglia in the South English Legendary.” Chaucer Review 37 (200): 159-72: 165-8.