The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1301
IMEV 791
Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
Septuagesima in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ days
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. C.38 (SC 30236), f. 82
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 48v-49
First Lines:
FEsten meble þer beþ icleped viue in þe ȝere
þe uerste is to louke aleluye our penaunce to rere …
Last Lines:
…þat we scholde wiþ sorwe of herte our penaunce lede
& aȝen þe tyme of leynte repenty our mysdede
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 136v-137
First Lines:
Festen moble þat beþ I cleped fyue in þe ȝere
þe ferste is to loke aleluia oure penaunce to rere…
Last Lines:
…þat we cholde wit sorwe of herte oure penaunce here lede
& aȝen þe tyme of lente repenty oure mysdede
Note: Second occurrence of 5334 and only one of 3048 in this MS is treated as part of this text.
Attributed Title: descriuins of þe fiue festis (f. 136v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 18va2
First Lines:
FEstes meble þer beþ i cleped fyue in þe ȝere
Þe furste is to louke Alleluya vre penaunce to arere…
Last Lines:
…Septuagesime is icleped whon me loukeþ Alleluye
ffor we schulle bi ginne bi fore vr lord vr herte to abuye
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 25ra-25rb
First Lines:
FEstes meuable þer beo cleped fiue in þe ȝere
Þe first is louke alleluye Oure penance forto rere…
Last Lines:
…Þat we sholle with sorwe of herte repente oure misdede
& aȝeyn þe time of leinte repente oure misdede
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), f. 46
First Lines:
Festis meueable þer be clepid fyue in þe ȝere
Þe firste is to louke alleluya oure lente to arere…
Last Lines:
…Þat we schulde wiþ sorwe of herte oure penaunce lede
Aȝen þe tyme of lente repente of oure mysdede
7.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 5v
First Lines:
Festen meuable buþ y clepud fyue in þe ȝere
Þe ferste ys to louke alleluye oure penaunce to rere…
Last Lines:
…Þat we scholle with sorwe of herte oure penance lede
And aȝe þe tyme of Leynte repenty oure mysdede
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, f. 84v
First Lines:
Festes þat fallis in þe ȝere þat we calle stirerande
Þe first men cloises alleluya as i understonde…
Last Lines:
…Þat we shuld with soro of hert oure life in penaunce lede
And at ourre pouere to make amendys to god for oure mysdede
Note: Variant
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 230.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, f. 48v
First Lines:
Festen mouable þer beoþ icluped viue in þe ȝere
þe veorste is to louke alleluye oure leinte to rere…
Last Lines:
…Þat we ssolleþ wiþ sorwe of heorte oure penance lede
And aȝen þe time of leinte repenty oure misdede
D’Evelyn, Charlotte, and A. J. Mill, eds. The South English Legendary: Corpus Christi College Cambridge MS. 145 and British Museum MS. Harley 2277, with variants from Bodley MS. Ashmole 43 and British Museum MS. Cotton Julius D.ix. EETS o.s. 235 (1959), 236 (1956); repr. 1967: 128.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, King’s College 13, Part II, f. 1
First Lines:
Festes moouables þer beþ i clepid fyue in þe ȝere
Þe firste is to louke alleluya oure leynte for to rere…
Last Lines:
…And þat we schullen wiþ sorwe of herte oure penaunce lede
And aȝen þe tyme of leynte repenti oure misdede
Note: Variant
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, p. 179
First Lines:
Festes Meouables þer beoþ ycluped ffyue in þe ȝere
Þe ffurste is to louke Alleluya oure leynte ffor to arere…
Last Lines:
…And þat we shulleþ wiþ sorwe of heorte oure penaunce lede
And aȝen Pe tyme of leynte repenty of oure mysdede
Attributed Title: Quadragesima (RT)
12.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.6 (28), f. 80
First Lines:
Festes þer ben cleped fyue in þe ȝere
þe ferste is to close alleluia oure penaunce to a rere…
Last Lines:
…þat we schul with sorwe oure penaunce here lede
and a ȝen þe tyme of lentun repente oure mysdede
13.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), f. 52*v
First Lines:
Festes moble þer beþ cleped fyue in þe ȝere
þe furste is to louken alleluia oure penauns to rere…
Last Lines:
…þat we schulle with sorow of hert oure penauns lede
& aȝen þe tyme of lente repente of oure mysdede
Note: On verso of unnumbered folio after f. 52
Attributed Title: lente (f. 52*v)
14.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, f. 59
First Lines:
FEsten meuable þer beþ y cluped vyue in þe ȝere
þe verste is to luke aleluye oure lente to rere…
Last Lines:
…Þat we ssolle wiþ sorue of hert oure penance lede
And aȝen þe tyme of leinte repenty oure mys dede
Attributed Title: De septuagesima (f. 59, by scribe in margin beside first line)
15.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 52
16.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 182
Note: Last six lines only
17.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 2
18.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, f. 1r1
First Lines:
FEstes meuable þer ben cleped five in þe ȝer
Þe first is to loke Allaluy our penaunce to arer…
Last Lines:
…Þe first is called spetuagesme when men lowken þe Alleluy
ffor we shul begynne bifore our lord our hert forto bowe
Attributed Title: ffestes meuable (f. 1)
19.Source: Winchester, Winchester College 33, f. 33
20.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], f. 40
First Lines:
Feestis meueable þer be .v. in þe ȝere
Þe furst men louketh alleluia our penaunce to rere…
Last Lines:
…Þat we shul wiþ sorowe of hert our penaunce so lede
And aȝene þe tyme of lente repent our mysdede