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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 2277
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 5130; Grid 315 131 (Somerset).
Number 4549-16
1.   f. 1   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-17
2.   f. 1v   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-17
3.   f. 2   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-18
4.   f. 2   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 787-12
5.   ff. 4-26   Before six days of Easter on Palm Sunday eve / Jesu came
South English Legendary
Number 5809-9
6.   f. 20   Thomas one of the twelve that his two name was
South English Legendary
Number 4702-19
7.   f. 25   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-18
8.   f. 30v   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-19
9.   f. 33v   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-17
10.   f. 34v   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-16
11.   f. 35   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-14
12.   f. 36v   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-18
13.   f. 36v   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-18
14.   f. 37v   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-16
15.   f. 39   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-15
16.   f. 41   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4567-14
17.   f. 41v   Saint Brendan the holy man was here of our land
Life of St. Brendan in the South English Legendary — 738 lines in couplets
Number 4584-20
18.   f. 51   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-17
19.   f. 54   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-19
20.   f. 55   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-15
21.   f. 56v   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5554-13
22.   f. 58   Theophilus was a swith great man and good clerk he was also
Theophilus, in the South English Legendary
Number 74-9
23.   f. 60v   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 82-11
24.   f. 61   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 85-11
25.   f. 61v   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 84-10
26.   f. 63   A knight there was in land while great man withall and wise
Saved by learning Two Words, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 83-10
27.   f. 63   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 2950-9
28.   f. 64   Jews hateth our Lady much and Her sweet Son also
A miracle of Our Lady, ‘Toledo’, in the South English Legendary: twelve couplets
Number 4534-15
29.   f. 64v   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-17
30.   f. 65v   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-15
31.   f. 67v   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-15
32.   f. 74   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-12
33.   f. 78   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-11
34.   f. 80   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-16
35.   f. 84v   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-14
36.   f. 88v   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-14
37.   f. 92v   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-16
38.   f. 97   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-15
39.   f. 101v   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-10
40.   f. 104   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4659-16
41.   f. 106   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-15
42.   f. 108   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-13
43.   f. 111v   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number v-12
44.   f. 115   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-16
45.   f. 117   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4719-13
46.   f. 120   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-19
47.   f. 122   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 4732-16
48.   f. 122   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-16
49.   f. 122   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4623-13
50.   f. 132   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-11
51.   f. 134   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-12
52.   f. 136   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-12
53.   ff. 137-139v   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-13
54.   f. 139v   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-10
55.   f. 142   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-12
56.   f. 143v   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-13
57.   f. 144   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4661-11
58.   f. 149v   Saint Leonard the confessor aland yode here
Life of St. Leonard in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-14
59.   f. 152   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-13
60.   f. 155   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-11
61.   f. 162v   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-15
62.   f. 164   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-14
63.   f. 171   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4540-12
64.   f. 174v   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-16
65.   f. 177   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-14
66.   f. 183   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-15
67.   f. 185   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4537-8
68.   f. 189v   Saint Anastasia was I-born at Rome by old dawe
South English Legendary
Number 4762-16
69.   f. 191   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-20
70.   f. 192v   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-15
71.   f. 195v   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 4768-14
72.   f. 226   Saint Thomas the holy man under the earth lay
The Translation of St. Thomas of Canterbury — seventy-four lines (appendix to the Life of St. Thomas in the South English Legendary)
Number 2978-11
73.   f. 227   Judas was a lither bird that Jesu sold to rood
Life of Judas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4373-12
74.   f. 229   Pilate was lither man & come of lither more
South English Legendary