The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4729
IMEV 3027
NIMEV 3027
Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel
Prayer to angels, apostles, and martyrs — in quatrains
Subjects: prayers, to saints; prayers, to guardian angel
Versification: — four-line

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 114vb1
First Lines:
Seint Michel and seint Gabriel
And alle þe Angels also wel…
Last Lines:
…Preyeþ for me to vre ladi
Þat Ihesu of me haue merci
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.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 1.21.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.14.26, Part III, ff. 44v-45
First Lines:
Seynte michaelle & seynte gabryelle
And alle good aungels also welle…
Last Lines:
…[A]nd for þe quyke and for þe dede
[a] pater noster wythe Aue and a Crede
Note: Nine couplets.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, ff. 15v-16
First Lines:
Seint michael & seint Gabriel
And al goode angeles alse wel…
Last Lines:
…All haluen þat euer were
That boteþ crist boþe lef & dere. Pray ye for me
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 210, ff. 36-36v
First Lines:
SEynt Miȝel & sint gabriel
And alle goddes angelis also wel
Preyet for me tu oure leuedi
Þat ihesu on me haue merci…
Last Lines:
…Pater noster Alle halweyn þat euere were
Wyþ ihesu crist hore lef and dere
Pater noster And in alle quike & dede
Pater noster & a crede
Note: Written as prose.
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 103-4.
5.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 114, f. iv
First Lines:
Seynt myhel & seynt gabriel
& alle good angels [ ]…
Last Lines:
…[ ] for me with o[ ]
Þat ihesu on me haue [ ]
Note: Lines 1-8 only, damaged by damp.
Borland, Katherine R. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library Edinburgh: University Press, 1916: 334.
6.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown Quaritch Sale, 1931, item 82; Cat. 609, 1943, Lot 500; then Witten Cat., 1983, no. 22, item 82
First Lines:
Seynt mygel and Gabriel & al þe gode anngelis also wele…
Note: Prayer roll ‘Consisting of private prayers from the Sarum Breviary.’ Hamer (1995) lists as missing, unidentified, or destroyed. See Quaritch (1931)Item 82