The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4566
IMEV 2867
NIMEV 2867
Saint Botolph the holy monk and eke his brother
Life of St. Botolph in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Botolph, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 305v-306
First Lines:
Seint botolf þe holy monk & ek his broþer
bore were in ingelond as is many an oþer…
Last Lines:
…Nowȝ god for seynt botolf is loue soch grace vs sende
þat we to þilke ioyȝe come & so þe deuil schende
Attributed Title: seint botolf (f. 305v)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 33va-33vb
First Lines:
Seint Botulf þis holy Monk and Adulf his broþer
I bore weore in Engelonde as was moni anoþer…
Last Lines:
…Now God for þe loue of him his grace þou vs sende
Þat we mote to þat Ioye come and so þe Deueles schende 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.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 68v-69
First Lines:
SEint botolf þe holy monke & adulf his broþer
Were bore in englonde as is many an oþer…
Last Lines:
…& þer in oure lordes seruyse his lyf he broȝt to ende
Now god for þe loue of hym his swete grace ous sende
Attributed Title: Botulf (RT)
4.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, ff. 161-162
First Lines:
Seint Botulf þe holi monk and Adulf is broþer
Ibore were in engelond as is mani anoþer…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe loue of him his swete grace vs sende
Þat we mote to þe ioie come & so þe deueles schende
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ (f. 162).