Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary —
South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Peter, saint, life of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924)
, ff. 88v
SEyn Peter was wiþ our lord of alle apostles hext
þe ewangelist & he our lord were euer next…
…Seynt Peter þat bereþ heuene keie þoru our lordes
Graunte ous þuder come & þer Inne habbe an
Attributed Title: syn Peter þe apostell (f. 89)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567)
, ff. 218v
Seint petir was wiþ oure lord on of þe apostlus
& seint Ihon þe ewangelist for euer þey were him
…seint peter þat heuene keyis kepeþ þorwȝ
graunte vs þedir for to come & þer to habben a
Attributed Title: Seint Petir þe holy apostil (f. 218v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS]
, ff. 36rb
Seint peter was wiþ vr lord of alle hise apostles hext
Ion Ewangelist mid ur lord weren tweyne next…
…ffor he þolede for him more and ȝaf him ensaumple
Þerfore ne reccheþ þis goode mon þauh me him
Note: Ends imperfectly due to missing folio 37.
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. 463 (SC 1596)
, ff. 58rb
SEint Petur was wiþ oure lord of alle his apostles hext
Ion þe euangelist & he were oure lord next…
…Þei beoþ ȝette kept as relikes þorw holi
Þe lasse seint peters were & seint poules þe
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039
, ff. 131-133
…Parte had þe devile envy as he has til al gude
disciple he made in lande þat was of lithir mode
Symon magus was hys
name þat werrayd nyȝt & day
Agayne criste & his
seruanteȝ þat trowed in cristen lay…
…Sayn petre þat bereȝ heuen key þou lavse vs out of
& brynge vs to þat mekil blis þat neuer more sal
Note: Begins imperfectly due to loss of folio(s).
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145
, ff. 92v
Seinte peter was wiþ oure louerd of al is apostles hecst
Ion þe wangelist & he were euere oure louerd nexst…
…Seinte peter þat heuene keie witeþ þoru godes
Grante us þuder forto come & þer Inne habbe a
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: 1.246-64.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344
, pp. 315-326
Seint Peter was wiþ oure lord of alle þe Apostles
Seint Ion þe Ewangelist and he were oure lord euere
…Seint Peter þat heuene keyes witeþ þorw oure lordes
Vs helpe þuder to come and þer ynne habbe a
Attributed Title: Sanctus Petrus (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605)
, ff. 107v
SEint petir with oure lord of alle appostlis ys hext
& seint Ion
þe euangeliste was euer oure lord next…
…peter þat beryt heuene key þorwe oure lordis
graunte ous þyder to come & þer in habbe a
Attributed Title: Peter apostel (RT)
10.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301
, ff. 107v
SEinte peter was wiþ oure lorde of alle is apostles hecst
Ion þe euangelist & he were euere oure lorde nexst…
…Seinte peter þat heuene keye witeþ þoru godes
Graunte vs þuder for to come & þer Inne haue
Attributed Title: De sancto petro apostolo (f. 107v, by scribe in margin
beside first line); Petrus (RT)
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993
, ff. 165-171
Seint Petur wiþ oure lord was of al þe apostles bext
Sein Ion þe euangelist was euer oure lord next…
…Peter þat bereþ heuene Reken þorw oure lordes grace
Grante vs þider to come & þer inne habben a place
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ (f. 171).
16.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223
, ff. 127v
SAynt Petre was with oure lord of þe Apostles hext
þe euaungelist & he god here were next…
…His hede was dounward & all his body was pyned
Þeron he dyed as god hit wold his soule to heuen went
for love of hem boþe oure synnes lete vs amende Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Petre (RT)