The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary —
For a variant see 4657
South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Kenelm, saint, life of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924)
, ff. 100-104v
Sein kenelm þe ȝonge kyng þat holi martir is
was of engelond of þe marche of walis…
…Nou god uor seynt kenelms loue is swete grace us
þat we mote to þulke Ioie þat he is Inne
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567)
, ff. 89v
Seint kenelme þe ȝonge kyng þat holy marter is
he was of ingelond of þe march of Walis…
…& marye mayde & modir bryȝt of ble þou praye
þy swete sone
þat we mot also þorw þe in heuene ryche to
Attributed Title: Seint kenelme þa ȝonge marter (f. 89v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486)
, ff. 149-153
SEint kenelm þe ȝongue kyng þat holi martyr is
kyng in Engelonde of þe Marche of Walis…
…Nov god for þe loue of Seint Kenelm is swete grace it
Þat we moten to þulke Ioie þare he is inne i
Attributed Title: Vita sancti kenelmi Regis (f. 149)
The Early South-English Legendary.
o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 344-55.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds.
Early Middle English Verse and Prose.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 97-107.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596)
, ff. 64rb
SEint Kenelm þe ȝong ling þat god martir is
in engelond of þe marche of Walis…
…Now god for seint Kenelmes loue His suete grace vs
Þat we mote to þilke Ioye þat he is inne
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145
, ff. 104v
Seint Kenelme þe ȝonge kyng þat holy martir is
he was of engelond of þe march of walis…
…Nou god for sein kenelmes loue is swete grace us
Þat we mote to þulke ioie þat he is Inne
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.
o.s. 235 (1959), 236 (1956); repr. 1967: 1.279-91.
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344
, pp. 331-338
Seint Kenelm þe ȝonge kyng þat holy Martyr is
was in Engelonde of þe March of Walys…
…Now god ffor Seint Kenelmes loue his swete grace vs
Þat we mote come to heuene blisse after oure lyues
Attributed Title: Kenelmus (RT)
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605)
, ff. 69-72v
SEint kenelme þe ȝong king þat holy marter was
he was of englond of þe marche he was…
…Now god for seint kenelmes loue his swete grace ous
þat we mote to þulke Ioie come þat his saule
Attributed Title: Kenelm (RT)
9.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301
, ff. 121-126
SEyn kenelm þe ȝong king þat oure lordes martir
king he was of engelond of þe Marche of Walis…
…Nou god for sein kenelmes loue his swete grace vs
þat we mote to þat Ioye þat he is Inne y
Attributed Title: De sancto kenelmo (f. 121, by scribe in margin beside first line);
10.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993
, ff. 178-152
Seint Kenelm þe ȝonge king þat holi martir is
King was of engelonde of þe march of Walis…
…Now god for þe loue of seint kenelm is swete grace vs sende
Þat we mote to þilke ioie þat is ynne wende
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ (f. 182).
11.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277
, f. 80
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Early English Poems and Lives of Saints.
Transactions of the London Philological Society
1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 47-57.