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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Egerton 1993
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7130; Grid 390 232 (Gloucs).
Number 6345-7
1.   ff. 1-21   When it cometh in my thought the mickle sorrow and sin
South English Legendary
Number 4771-12
2.   f. 11   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 376-4
3.   f. 21   All that the prophets told while in their prophecy
Lines on the Prophets, used in the South English Legendary as prologue or headlink to a number of legends (4196, 3452, 6380, and 6690) — four or five lines in couplets
Number 4196-2
4.   ff. 21-26   Of one prophet I will now tell
South English Legendary
Number 4178-6
5.   ff. 27-30; ff. 30-40   Of joy and bliss is all my song care to believe
The Conception of Mary and the Expanded Nativity in the South English Legendary, beginning with an 84-line prologue — 280 lines in couplets with internal rhyme, plus 898 lines
Number 938-2
6.   ff. 30-40   By Herodes day the king a priest was of good life
The Expanded Nativity, a revision of a portion of 6380 — 897 long-line couplets
Number 5875-1
7.   f. 39v   Though Joseph had his wife I-wedded as it fell in the law
The Annunciation and Nativity (following 938 and preceding 6380 in the MS
Number 3721-13
8.   f. 41   Now bloweth the fruit that late began to spring
Banna Sanctorum’, in the South English Legendary
Number 4540-10
9.   f. 42   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-13
10.   f. 44v   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-12
11.   f. 50   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-13
12.   f. 52   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4762-14
13.   f. 57v   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-18
14.   f. 58   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-13
15.   f. 64   Gilbert was Thomas father name that true was and good
The ‘Harley text’ of the Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 6852-15
16.   f. 91v   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-14
17.   f. 92   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6086-14
18.   f. 92   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4773-17
19.   f. 93v   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-12
20.   f. 96   Saint Fabian by old daw goodman was inow
Lives of SS. Fabian and Sebastian (longer version, 114 lines) in the South English Legendary — 24 lines (Fabian) and 90 lines (Sabastian), as in 4594
Number 4532-15
21.   f. 97   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-15
22.   f. 99   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-14
23.   f. 101   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-16
24.   f. 101v   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-12
25.   f. 103v   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-15
26.   f. 106   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-14
27.   f. 108v   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-13
28.   f. 110   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-13
29.   f. 111v   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-15
30.   f. 114   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-14
31.   f. 114v   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-15
32.   f. 118   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-11
33.   f. 119   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4742-16
34.   f. 119v   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-16
35.   f. 128   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-13
36.   f. 129   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-15
37.   f. 131   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3048-15
38.   f. 131v   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-12
39.   f. 133v   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 4702-16
40.   f. 134   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-15
41.   f. 138v   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-16
42.   f. 141   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-14
43.   f. 142   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-13
44.   f. 142v   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-12
45.   f. 143   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-15
46.   f. 143v   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-13
47.   f. 144v   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-12
48.   f. 147   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 5338-12
49.   f. 148v   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4754-12
50.   f. 151   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4584-17
51.   f. 151v   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4527-5
52.   ff. 154-155   Saint Aethelberht the holy king king was of England
Life of St. Aethelberht in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-14
53.   f. 155v   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-16
54.   f. 156v   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4750-3
55.   f. 157v   Saint Petronilla the holy maid right is to have in mind
Life of St. Petronilla in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-12
56.   f. 158v   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4585-3
57.   f. 160   Saint Eadburh the holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Eadburh in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4566-4
58.   f. 161   Saint Botolph the holy monk and eke his brother
Life of St. Botolph in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-11
59.   f. 162   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4591-3
60.   f. 163   Saint Etheldreda of Ely good woman was and hende
Life of St. Etheldreda in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-13
61.   f. 163v   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-12
62.   f. 165   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-13
63.   f. 171   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-11
64.   f. 174   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4733-3
65.   f. 176   Saint Mildred the holy maid to tell by right doom
Life of St. Mildred in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-10
66.   f. 178   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-13
67.   f. 182   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-11
68.   f. 185v   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-12
69.   f. 190   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-14
70.   f. 194   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-13
71.   f. 196   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4816-8
72.   f. 198v   Seven Sleepers were holy men as me hath I-told before
Legend of the Seven Sleepers in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-8
73.   f. 201v   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4655-7
74.   f. 203v   Saint Justina of high men in Antioch come
Life of St. Justina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4741-11
75.   f. 210   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-14
76.   f. 210v   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4615-9
77.   f. 213   Saint Hippolytus the martyr knight was of great honour
Life of St. Hippolytus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-13
78.   f. 214   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-12
79.   f. 216v   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-11
80.   f. 219v   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4586-3
81.   f. 221v   Saint Ecgwine the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Ecgwine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4719-11
82.   f. 222v   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-15
83.   f. 224v   The right pit of hell is amid the earth within
A collection of pseudo-scientific material incorporated as Part III in the legend of St. Michael
Number 4732-14
84.   f. 224v   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-14
85.   f. 224v   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4623-11
86.   f. 232v   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-9
87.   f. 234v   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-8
88.   f. 235   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets