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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7170; Grid 378 227 (Gloucs).
Number 4773-2
1.   ff. 4-6   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-1
2.   f. 6   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 4532-2
3.   ff. 7v-10   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-2
4.   ff. 10-12v   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-2
5.   ff. 12v-13   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-2
6.   ff. 13-15   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-2
7.   ff. 15-18v   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-2
8.   ff. 18v-21v   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-2
9.   ff. 21v-23v   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-1
10.   ff. 23v-24   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-3
11.   ff. 24-25   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-2
12.   ff. 25-28   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-2
13.   ff. 28-28v   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-2
14.   ff. 28v-31v   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4573-2
15.   ff. 31v-32v   Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-2
16.   ff. 32v-34   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4742-2
17.   ff. 34-41v   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4590-5
18.   ff. 41v-45   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-2
19.   ff. 45-46   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-2
20.   ff. 46-48v   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-2
21.   ff. 48v-49   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 4704-2
22.   f. 48v   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3048-2
23.   ff. 49-51   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-1
24.   ff. 51-52   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 4702-2
25.   ff. 52-56   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-2
26.   ff. 56-59   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-2
27.   ff. 59-60v   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-2
28.   ff. 60v-61   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-4
29.   ff. 61-62   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-1
30.   ff. 62-62v   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-2
31.   ff. 62v-63v   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-4
32.   ff. 63v-66   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-1
33.   ff. 66-68   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 5338-2
34.   ff. 68-71   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4754-1
35.   ff. 71-71v   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4567-2
36.   ff. 71v-80v   Saint Brendan the holy man was here of our land
Life of St. Brendan in the South English Legendary — 738 lines in couplets
Number 4584-2
37.   ff. 80v-83   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-1
38.   ff. 83-84   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-2
39.   ff. 84-85v   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-1
40.   ff. 85v-87   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-1
41.   ff. 87-88v   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-1
42.   ff. 88v-95   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-1
43.   ff. 95-98v   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-1
44.   ff. 98v-100   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-1
45.   ff. 100-104v   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-1
46.   ff. 104v-108   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-1
47.   ff. 108-112v   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-1
48.   ff. 112v-116v   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-1
49.   ff. 117-120   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-1
50.   ff. 120-122v   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4816-1
51.   ff. 122v-124v   Seven Sleepers were holy men as me hath I-told before
Legend of the Seven Sleepers in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-1
52.   ff. 124v-127   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4615-1
53.   ff. 127-128   Saint Hippolytus the martyr knight was of great honour
Life of St. Hippolytus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-1
54.   ff. 128-131   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-1
55.   ff. 131-134v   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-1
56.   ff. 134v-136   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4719-1
57.   ff. 136-137v   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4655-1
58.   ff. 137v-138   Saint Justina of high men in Antioch come
Life of St. Justina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-1
59.   ff. 138-139v   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4623-1
60.   ff. 139v-141v   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-1
61.   ff. 141v-142v   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-1
62.   ff. 142v-149   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4595-1
63.   ff. 149-151   Saint Faith that holy maid of swith high men she came
Life of St. Faith in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-1
64.   ff. 150v-151v   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-2
65.   ff. 151v-154   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-1
66.   ff. 151v-154   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-1
67.   ff. 154-155v   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4598-2
68.   ff. 155v-157v   Saint Frideswitha that holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Frideswitha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-1
69.   ff. 157v-160   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-1
70.   ff. 160-162v   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-1
71.   ff. 162v-164v   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-1
72.   ff. 164v-165v   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-1
73.   ff. 165v-166   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-1
74.   ff. 166v-169v   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4592-1
75.   ff. 169v-172v   Saint Eustace the noble knight of heathen law was
Life of St. Eustace in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4661-1
76.   f. 172v   Saint Leonard the confessor aland yode here
Life of St. Leonard in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-1
77.   ff. 174-176   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4569-1
78.   ff. 176-177   Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-1
79.   ff. 177-184v   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-1
80.   ff. 184v-185v   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4572-1
81.   ff. 185v-188v   Saint Cecilia of noble kind I-bore was at Rome
Life of St. Cecilia in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-1
82.   ff. 188v-195v   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-1
83.   ff. 195v-199   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4540-1
84.   ff. 199-202   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-1
85.   ff. 202-208v   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4178-2
86.   ff. 208v-209v   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 4178-3
87.   ff. 209v-212   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 4663-1
88.   ff. 212-214   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-1
89.   ff. 214-219   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4537-1
90.   ff. 219-220v   Saint Anastasia was I-born at Rome by old dawe
South English Legendary
Number 4762-2
91.   ff. 220-221   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-3
92.   ff. 222-228   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4741-1
93.   ff. 228-228v   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-3
94.   ff. 228v-259   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 4768-1
95.   ff. 259-260   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 4589-2
96.   ff. 260-269v   Saint Edward the good king right is to have in mind
Life of St. Edward the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets