Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary —
South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Lucy, saint, life of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924)
, ff. 212-214
SEynte Lucie þat holi maide in cicile was ibore
heo gan to seruy god & bileue sunne & hore…
…þer heo is wiþ ihesu crist In Ioie wiþþouten
Nou god for þe loue of hire ous lete þuder wende
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567)
, ff. 249-251
Seint lusie þat holy mayde In sysile was I bore
ȝhe gan to serue god & lefte sinne & hore…
…Þere Yhe is wit Ihesu crist In ioyȝe wit outin
now Iesw for þat maydenus loue vs let þedir wende
Attributed Title: Seint lucie þe holi maide (f. 249)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS]
, ff. 68vb
Seint Lucie þe holy maide in Cicile was i bore
heo bi gon to serue God and bi leuede sunne and hore…
…Þere heo is wiþ Ihesu crist in Ioye wiþ outen
Nou God for þe loue of hire vs lete alle þider wende.
Doyle, I. A.,
The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng.
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.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486)
, ff. 59-60v
SEinte lucie þat holie mayde In Cesile was i bore
bigan to serui god and bi lefde sunne and hore…
…Þare heo is with Ihesu crist in Ioye with outen ende
god for seint lucie loue þuddre us late i wende
Note: Double columns written as prose, f. 60v, and crowded into
lower margin to fit on f. 60v.
Attributed Title: Vita Sancte Lucie uirginis (margin, f. 59)
The Early South-English Legendary.
o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 101-6.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596)
, ff. 130va
SEine lucie þat holy mayde in Cisile was y bore
she gan to serue god & leued synne & hore…
…þere she is with Ihesu Crist in ioye withouten ende
god for þe loue of hire vs lete all þerde þider
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039
, ff. 66v
Sayne lucie þe haly maiden in Cicil borne scho was
Whil sho was
ȝonge sho lufed godd & sho was ful of grace
Dame Evtice hir modre
hight a hethen woman was scho
A grete sekenes on hir sho had no leche myght
…Þat maiden is in heuene blisse with godd withouten
Now sayne lucye make vs worthe vnto þat ioy to wende
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 128
, ff. 27v
SAynt lucie that holy mayde in Cecile was bore
Well ȝong she
began to serve god to leve synne & hore…
…Ther she is with Ihesu crist in Ioie withouten ende
for saynt lucie love thider graunte vs to wende
Attributed Title: Saint Lucie (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344
, pp. 17-20
Seint Lucie þe holy mayde in sysile was ybore
ȝeo suede god & fforsok sunne and hore…
…Eke sat ȝeo stille hit greuede hure noþing
ȝeo prechede faste of Ihesu heuene kyng…
Note: Ends incomplete due to lost folio(s).
Attributed Title: Sancta Lucia (RT)
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605)
, ff. 171-172v
SEint lucie þat holy maide in Cizile heo was ybore
ȝonge heo gan serui god to leue synne & hore…
…þer heo is with ihesu crist in Ioie with þouten
now god for seint lucie loue late ous þuder wende
Attributed Title: lucie (RT)
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993
, ff. 50-52
Seint Lucie þat maiden in cecile was bore
Ȝong heo gan to serue god and leuede sunne & hore…
…Þat heo is mid Ihesu crist in ioie wiþ outen ende
God for þe þe loue of hire vs alle þider sende
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ at end of last line.
14.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277
, f. 183
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Early English Poems and Lives of Saints.
Transactions of the London Philological Society
1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 101-6.
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: 2.566-71.
15.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949
, ff. 80v
Seynt lucie þe holy mayde in cisile was ybore
Wel ȝong heo bygan to seruy god & fle synne & hore…
…þer heo is myd ihesu crist in ioyȝe wiþ outen ende
Nou god for þe loue of here vs lete alle þider wende
16.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223
, ff. 247v
SAynt lucie þat holy mayde in Cisile was y bore
she bigan to serue god to leve synne & hore…
…Þere she is with Ihesu Crist in ioye withouten ende
god for saynt lucie love þider graunt vs to wende. Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt lucie (RT)