The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4586
IMEV 2891
NIMEV 2891
Saint Ecgwine the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Ecgwine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Ecgwine, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 52vb-53ra
First Lines:
SEint Egwyne þe holy mon was here of Engelonde
Bisschop he was of Wircetre as ich vndurstonde…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu for þe loue of him lete vs here such lyf lede
Þat we mote to heuene come and forȝiue vs vre misdede. Amen.
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.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 266v
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, ff. 221v-222v
First Lines:
SEint egwine þe holi mon wes hey of engelonde
Bisceop he was of Winchestre as icham vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…Now ihu vor þe loue of him lete vs such lif lede
Þat we moten to heuene come & vor ȝef vs oure misdede
4.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 142v-144
First Lines:
Seynt Egewyn þe holy man was herre of engelonde
Bischop he was of wurcestre as ich am vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…Nou ihesus for þe loue of him let vs suche lyf lede
þat we moten to heuene come & vorgiue vs our mysdede
Note: “Amen” at end.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10626, ff. 7-7v
First Lines:
Seint Egwyn þe holy man was here in englonde
Bischepe of Wircetre he was as y vnder stonde…
Last Lines:
…Þo þey openede þis fysch in his wombe þey founde
Þe keye of þe veterus þat was caste in avene grounde…
Note: Lines 1-46 only.