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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Egerton 2891
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 6970; Grid 408 205 (Gloucs).
Number 4532-17
1.   f. 1   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-17
2.   f. 1v   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-16
3.   f. 4   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-18
4.   f. 4v   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-14
5.   f. 6v   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-17
6.   f. 9v   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-16
7.   f. 12v   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-15
8.   f. 14   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-14
9.   f. 15   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-15
10.   f. 15v   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-17
11.   f. 18   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-16
12.   f. 18v   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4573-12
13.   f. 21v   Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-17
14.   f. 22v   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-12
15.   f. 24   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4742-18
16.   f. 24v   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4590-15
17.   f. 33v   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-18
18.   f. 36v   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-15
19.   f. 38   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3048-17
20.   f. 39   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 787-11
21.   ff. 40-57r   Before six days of Easter on Palm Sunday eve / Jesu came
South English Legendary
Number 5809-8
22.   f. 55   Thomas one of the twelve that his two name was
South English Legendary
Number 2978-10
23.   f. 57v   Judas was a lither bird that Jesu sold to rood
Life of Judas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4373-11
24.   f. 59v   Pilate was lither man & come of lither more
South English Legendary
Number 4702-18
25.   f. 62v   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-17
26.   f. 67   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-18
27.   f. 68v   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-16
28.   f. 70   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-15
29.   f. 70v   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-13
30.   f. 71   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-17
31.   f. 71v   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-16
32.   f. 73   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-14
33.   f. 75v   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-13
34.   f. 77   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4567-13
35.   f. 77v   Saint Brendan the holy man was here of our land
Life of St. Brendan in the South English Legendary — 738 lines in couplets
Number 4584-19
36.   f. 86   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-16
37.   f. 88v   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-18
38.   f. 89v   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-14
39.   f. 91   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5554-12
40.   f. 92   Theophilus was a swith great man and good clerk he was also
Theophilus, in the South English Legendary
Number 74-8
41.   f. 94v   A Jews child in Buterie while by old daw
The little Jew, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 82-10
42.   f. 95   A knight there was by old daw lither man enow
The Devil in Service, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 85-10
43.   f. 96   A knight was while a rich man that honoured much mid all
A miracle of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary comes to Devil instead of Victim, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 2950-8
44.   f. 97   Jews hateth our Lady much and Her sweet Son also
A miracle of Our Lady, ‘Toledo’, in the South English Legendary: twelve couplets
Number 83-9
45.   f. 97   A knight there was in England by north here beside
The Oxford Scholar, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4534-13
46.   f. 97v   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-15
47.   f. 98v   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-14
48.   f. 100v   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-15
49.   f. 107   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-13
50.   f. 108   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-13
51.   f. 111v   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-15
52.   f. 116   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-14
53.   f. 121   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4816-9
54.   f. 124   Seven Sleepers were holy men as me hath I-told before
Legend of the Seven Sleepers in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-9
55.   f. 126   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4741-12
56.   f. 128   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-15
57.   f. 129   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-14
58.   f. 131   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-14
59.   f. 133   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4719-12
60.   f. 135   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-17
61.   f. 136   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 4732-15
62.   f. 136   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-15
63.   f. 136   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4623-12
64.   f. 144v   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-9
65.   f. 146v   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-10
66.   f. 152   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4595-7
67.   f. 153   Saint Faith that holy maid of swith high men she came
Life of St. Faith in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-10
68.   f. 154   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-11
69.   f. 156v   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-11
70.   f. 157v   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-12
71.   f. 160   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-9
72.   f. 162v   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-11
73.   f. 164   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-12
74.   f. 165   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4656-13
75.   f. 166v   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4661-10
76.   f. 169   Saint Leonard the confessor aland yode here
Life of St. Leonard in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-12
77.   f. 171v   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4569-9
78.   f. 174v   Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-12
79.   f. 175v   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-14
80.   f. 182   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4540-11
81.   f. 190   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-15
82.   f. 193   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets