The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4585
IMEV 2885
NIMEV 2885
Saint Eadburh the holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Eadburh in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Eadburh, saint, life of
Versification: — couplet — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 282-283v
First Lines:
seint edborwȝ þe holy mayde was her of ingelond
king edward here fadir was as I ondirstond…
Last Lines:
…now bidde we seint edborw þat þus brouȝt here lyf to ende
þat we moot forþ wit here to þe ioy of heuin wende
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 32rb-32vb
First Lines:
SEint Adboruh þat holi Maide was here of Engelonde
Þe kyng Edward hire fader was as ich vndurstonde…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ȝeorne seint Adborwh þat þus brouȝte hire lyf to ende
Þat we mote forþ wiþ hire to þe Ioye of heuene wende. A.M.E.N.
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: London, British Library Egerton 1993, ff. 160-161
First Lines:
Seint Eadborw þat holi maide was here of engelonde
Þe king edward hire fader was as ich vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we ȝerne seint edborw þat þo brouȝte hire lif to ende
Þat we mote vorþ wiþ hire to þe ioie of heuene wende