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Bede's Death Song

Date: s. xii2

Summary:

Old English text of Bede’s Death Song is part of Cuthbert’s letter De obitu Bedæ, which follows the Historia ecclesiastica in this manuscript. Old English in the same hand as the main text. Place of production not known.

Manuscript Items:
  1. Item: fol. 112v/24-27

      Title (A.33.3): Bede's Death Song: West Saxon Version

      Incipit: forþan nedfere næni wyrþaw

      Explicit: hwet his gaste godes oþþe yfeles æfterdeþe heonon demeþ weorþe

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

Administration Information: Bibliography:

Dobbie, Elliott van Kirk, The Manuscripts of Cædmon's Hymn and Bede's Death Song, with a Critical Text of the 'Epistola Cuthberti de obitu Bedae', Columbia University Studies in English and Comparative Literature, 128 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1937)

Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 273