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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington]
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7020; Grid 589 227 (Gloucs: ff. 1-87v); 1.109 (Cheshire or S Lancs: ff. 46r-v, 6r-v); LP 7110; Grid 408 229 (Gloucs: ff. 88-94, 95-99. 162-179v); ‘language possibly of N. Lancs’: f. 99v); Cheshire: ff. 163v-164, 170r-v); LP 495; Grid 393 416 (Lancs: ff. 180v-181).
Number 6852-16
1.   f. 4   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-15
2.   f. 4   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6086-15
3.   f. 4   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4773-18
4.   f. 5   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-13
5.   f. 7v   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 4532-16
6.   f. 9   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-16
7.   f. 11   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-15
8.   f. 13v   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-17
9.   f. 14   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-13
10.   f. 15v   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-16
11.   f. 18v   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-15
12.   f. 21   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-14
13.   f. 22v   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-13
14.   f. 23v   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-14
15.   f. 24   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-16
16.   f. 26v   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-15
17.   f. 27   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-16
18.   f. 29v   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4742-17
19.   f. 30v   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4590-14
20.   f. 39v   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-17
21.   f. 42v   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-14
22.   f. 43v   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-16
23.   f. 45v   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4702-17
24.   f. 47   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-16
25.   f. 50v   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-17
26.   f. 53   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-15
27.   f. 54   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4752-16
28.   f. 55   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-14
29.   f. 56   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-13
30.   f. 56v   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 5338-13
31.   f. 58   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4584-18
32.   f. 59v   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-15
33.   f. 63   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-17
34.   f. 64v   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-13
35.   f. 65v   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-12
36.   f. 67   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-14
37.   f. 68   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-13
38.   f. 69v   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-14
39.   f. 76   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-14
40.   f. 79v   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-12
41.   f. 83v   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-16
42.   f. 88   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 4675-10
43.   f. 90   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4758-11
44.   f. 91v   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4765-1
45.   f. 94   Saint Teilo the bishop that was of much price
Life of St. Teilo in one MS of the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 2579-1
46.   f. 99v   In some religion as we read
A Monk sees a vision of Our Lady, a miracle of the Virgin Mary
Number 333-10
47.   f. 100   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-11
48.   f. 100v   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4592-11
49.   f. 103v   Saint Eustace the noble knight of heathen law was
Life of St. Eustace in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4661-9
50.   f. 106   Saint Leonard the confessor aland yode here
Life of St. Leonard in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-11
51.   f. 107v   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4569-8
52.   f. 110   Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-11
53.   f. 110v   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-10
54.   f. 114   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4572-10
55.   f. 114v   Saint Cecilia of noble kind I-bore was at Rome
Life of St. Cecilia in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-13
56.   f. 116v   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-12
57.   f. 120   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4618-3
58.   f. 122v   Saint Jacques in the land of Persia of great high men come
Life of St. Jacques the Martyr in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-14
59.   f. 125   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-13
60.   f. 131v   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-14
61.   f. 134   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4762-15
62.   f. 138v   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-19
63.   f. 140   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-14
64.   f. 145v   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 4768-13
65.   f. 163v   Saint Thomas the holy man under the earth lay
The Translation of St. Thomas of Canterbury — seventy-four lines (appendix to the Life of St. Thomas in the South English Legendary)
Number 4764-4
66.   f. 164v   Saint Sylvester pope was the first that there came
Life of St. Sylvester in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5262-1
67.   f. 171   The feast of midwinters day is of much price
The Feast of the Nativity in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 5261-1
68.   f. 173   The feast of Holy Thursday is both noble and rich
The Feast of the Ascension, in some MSS of the South English Legendary
Number 5264-1
69.   f. 174v   The feast of Whitsunday swithe good is to hold
The Feast of Pentecost, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 5263-1
70.   f. 176   The feast of the Trinity of great honour it is
The Feast of the Trinity in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 5329-2
71.   f. 176v   The high feast of Gods blood that late was I-found
Feast of Corpus Christi, in some MSS of the South English Legendary — 268 lines
Number 4122-1
72.   ff. 180v-181   Ocker through craft of ockerers
De Terminis vsure’, a poem dealing with the several forms of usury — twelve irregular stanzas in couplets
Number 436-3
73.   f. 181v   Almighty God that all hath wrought
An Invocation to the Creator — in couplets
Number 1301-16
74.   f. 182   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-16
75.   f. 182   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-13
76.   f. 184v   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 3127-14
77.   f. 185   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 5339-15
78.   f. 185v   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary