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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Stowe 949
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 6950; Grid 415 225 (Gloucs).
Number 4732-17
1.   ff. 3-4   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-17
2.   ff. 4-10   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-20
3.   ff. 10-15v   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 4623-14
4.   ff. 15v-17v   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-11
5.   ff. 17v-18v   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-10
6.   ff. 18v-25   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4595-8
7.   ff. 25-26v   Saint Faith that holy maid of swith high men she came
Life of St. Faith in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-12
8.   ff. 26v-28v   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-13
9.   ff. 28v-29v   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-13
10.   ff. 29v-32   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-14
11.   ff. 32v-34v   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-11
12.   ff. 34v-36v   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-13
13.   ff. 36v-37v   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-14
14.   ff. 37v-42   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4592-12
15.   ff. 42-46v   Saint Eustace the noble knight of heathen law was
Life of St. Eustace in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-15
16.   ff. 46v-50   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4569-10
17.   ff. 50-51   Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-14
18.   ff. 51-56v   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-12
19.   ff. 57-58   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4572-11
20.   ff. 58-61   Saint Cecilia of noble kind I-bore was at Rome
Life of St. Cecilia in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-16
21.   ff. 61-67v   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-15
22.   ff. 67v-71   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4540-13
23.   ff. 71v-74   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-17
24.   ff. 74-80v   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-15
25.   ff. 80v-83   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-16
26.   ff. 83-88v   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6380-7
27.   ff. 88v-100v   When men hear tellen of that they love they haven joy and bliss [When men here tellen of thing þar thai louen Ioie thai]
South English Legendary
Number 376-5
28.   f. 89v   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 6690-3
29.   ff. 100v-102   Will ye wit when and how the feast shall be y-held
South English Legendary
Number 4762-17
30.   ff. 102-103v   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-21
31.   ff. 103v-110v   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6687-4
32.   ff. 110v-141   Will ye not I-hear this English tale that is here I-write
The Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury, beginning with the story of Gilbert, father of St. Thomas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4768-15
33.   ff. 141v-144   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 4586-4
34.   ff. 142v-144   Saint Ecgwine the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Ecgwine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4598-6
35.   ff. 144-145v   Saint Frideswitha that holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Frideswitha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4992-1
36.   ff. 145v-154   Sometime was in England a king of great fame
Life of St. Fremund in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 4750-4
37.   ff. 154-155   Saint Petronilla the holy maid right is to have in mind
Life of St. Petronilla in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6345-8
38.   ff. 155-157v   When it cometh in my thought the mickle sorrow and sin
South English Legendary