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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Egerton 1993
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7130; Grid 390 232 (Gloucs).
Number 6345-7
1.   ff. 1-21   When it cometh in my thought the mickle sorrow and sin
South English Legendary
Number 376-4
2.   f. 21   All that the prophets told while in their prophecy
Lines on the Prophets, used in the South English Legendary as prologue or headlink to a number of legends (4196, 3452, 6380, and 6690) — four or five lines in couplets
Number 4196-2
3.   ff. 21-26v   Of one prophet I will now tell
South English Legendary
Number 4178-6
4.   ff. 27-30   Of joy and bliss is all my song care to believe
The Conception of Mary and the Expanded Nativity in the South English Legendary, beginning with an 84-line prologue — 280 lines in couplets with internal rhyme, plus 898 lines
Number 938-2
5.   ff. 30-40   By Herodes day the king a priest was of good life
The Expanded Nativity, a revision of a portion of 6380 — 897 long-line couplets
Number 5875-1
6.   f. 39v   Though Joseph had his wife I-wedded as it fell in the law
The Annunciation and Nativity (following 938 and preceding 6380 in the MS
Number 3721-13
7.   ff. 41-41v   Now bloweth the fruit that late began to spring
Banna Sanctorum’, in the South English Legendary
Number 4540-10
8.   ff. 42-44v   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-13
9.   ff. 44v-50   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-12
10.   ff. 50-52   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-13
11.   ff. 52-57   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4762-14
12.   ff. 57v-58   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-18
13.   ff. 58-64   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-13
14.   ff. 64-91v   Gilbert was Thomas father name that true was and good
The ‘Harley text’ of the Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 6852-15
15.   ff. 91v-92   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 6086-14
16.   f. 92r1   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-14
17.   ff. 92r2-93v   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4773-17
18.   ff. 93v-96   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-12
19.   ff. 96-97   Saint Fabian by old daw goodman was inow
Lives of SS. Fabian and Sebastian (longer version, 114 lines) in the South English Legendary — 24 lines (Fabian) and 90 lines (Sabastian), as in 4594
Number 4532-15
20.   ff. 97-99   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-15
21.   ff. 99-101   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-14
22.   ff. 101-101v   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-16
23.   ff. 101v-103   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-12
24.   ff. 103v-106   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-15
25.   ff. 106-108v   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-14
26.   ff. 108v-110   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-13
27.   ff. 110-110v   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-12
28.   ff. 111-111v   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-13
29.   ff. 111v-114   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-15
30.   ff. 114-114v   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-14
31.   ff. 114v-118   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-15
32.   ff. 118-119   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-11
33.   ff. 119-119v   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4742-16
34.   ff. 119v-128   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-16
35.   ff. 128-129   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-13
36.   ff. 129-131   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-15
37.   ff. 131-131v   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-16
38.   f. 131v1   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-15
39.   ff. 131v2-133v   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-12
40.   ff. 133v-134   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 4702-16
41.   ff. 134-138   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-15
42.   ff. 138v-141   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-16
43.   ff. 141-142   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-14
44.   ff. 142-142v   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-13
45.   ff. 142v-143   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-12
46.   ff. 143-143v   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-15
47.   ff. 143v-144v   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-13
48.   ff. 144v-147   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-12
49.   ff. 147-148v   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 5338-12
50.   ff. 148v-151   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4754-12
51.   ff. 151-151v   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4584-17
52.   ff. 151v-154   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4527-5
53.   ff. 154-155   Saint Aethelberht the holy king king was of England
Life of St. Aethelberht in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-14
54.   ff. 155v-156v   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-16
55.   ff. 156v-157v   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4750-3
56.   ff. 157v-158v   Saint Petronilla the holy maid right is to have in mind
Life of St. Petronilla in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-12
57.   ff. 158v-159v   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4585-3
58.   ff. 160-161   Saint Eadburh the holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Eadburh in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4566-4
59.   ff. 161-162   Saint Botolph the holy monk and eke his brother
Life of St. Botolph in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-11
60.   ff. 162-163   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4591-3
61.   ff. 163-163v   Saint Etheldreda of Ely good woman was and hende
Life of St. Etheldreda in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-13
62.   ff. 163v-165   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-12
63.   ff. 165-171   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-13
64.   ff. 171-174   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-11
65.   ff. 174-176   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4733-3
66.   ff. 176-178   Saint Mildred the holy maid to tell by right doom
Life of St. Mildred in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-10
67.   ff. 178-152   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-13
68.   ff. 182-185v   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-11
69.   ff. 185v-190   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-12
70.   ff. 190-194   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-14
71.   ff. 194-196   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-13
72.   ff. 196-198v   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4816-8
73.   ff. 198v-201v   Seven Sleepers were holy men as me hath I-told before
Legend of the Seven Sleepers in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-8
74.   ff. 201v-203v   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4655-7
75.   ff. 203v-206   Saint Justina of high men in Antioch come
Life of St. Justina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4583-6
76.   ff. 206-210   Saint Dominic the holy friar in Spain was I-bore
Life of St. Dominic in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4741-11
77.   ff. 210-210v   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-14
78.   ff. 210v-213   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4615-9
79.   ff. 213-214   Saint Hippolytus the martyr knight was of great honour
Life of St. Hippolytus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-13
80.   ff. 214-216v   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-12
81.   ff. 216v-219v   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-11
82.   ff. 219v-221   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4586-3
83.   ff. 221v-222v   Saint Ecgwine the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Ecgwine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4719-11
84.   ff. 222v-224v   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-14
85.   ff. 224v-225v   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-14
86.   ff. 225v-228v   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-15
87.   ff. 229-232v   The right pit of hell is amid the earth within
A collection of pseudo-scientific material incorporated as Part III in the legend of St. Michael
Number 4623-11
88.   ff. 232v-234v   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-9
89.   ff. 234v-235   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-8
90.   ff. 235-238v   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets