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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7750; Grid 382 254 (Worcs).
Number 3721-3
1.   ff. 2ra-2va   Now bloweth the fruit that late began to spring
Banna Sanctorum’, in the South English Legendary
Number 6852-4
2.   f. 2v   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 6086-3
3.   f. 2vb   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4773-6
4.   ff. 3ar-4vb   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-3
5.   f. 4vb   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 4651-6
6.   f. 5ra-5rb   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-6
7.   f. 5ra   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-6
8.   ff. 5rb-6rb   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-4
9.   ff. 6rb-6vb   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4614-5
10.   ff. 7ra-7vb   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-6
11.   ff. 9rb-10va   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-5
12.   ff. 10va-11va   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-4
13.   f. 11va-11vb   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-1
14.   ff. 11vb-12rb   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-4
15.   ff. 12rb-13va   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-7
16.   f. 13va-13vb   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-5
17.   ff. 14ra-15rb   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4573-4
18.   ff. 15rb-16ra   Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-6
19.   ff. 16ra-16va   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-2
20.   ff. 16va-17ra   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4742-6
21.   ff. 17ra-21rb   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4590-2
22.   ff. 21rb-23ra   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-6
23.   ff. 23ra-23va   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-4
24.   ff. 23va-24vb   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-5
25.   ff. 24vb-25ra   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-5
26.   ff. 25ra-25rb   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-5
27.   ff. 25rb-26rb   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-5
28.   f. 31rb   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 5809-3
29.   f. 33va-33vb   Thomas one of the twelve that his two name was
South English Legendary
Number 2978-1
30.   ff. 35va-36va   Judas was a lither bird that Jesu sold to rood
Life of Judas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4373-1
31.   ff. 36va-38rb   Pilate was lither man & come of lither more
South English Legendary
Number 4702-7
32.   ff. 38rb-40rb   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-6
33.   ff. 40rb-41va   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-6
34.   ff. 41va-42rb   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-6
35.   ff. 42rb-42va   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-1
36.   ff. 42va-42vb   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-4
37.   ff. 42vb-43ra   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-6
38.   ff. 43ra-43va   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-1
39.   ff. 43va-45ra   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-4
40.   ff. 45ra-45va   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-4
41.   ff. 45va-46ra   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4567-5
42.   ff. 46ra-50rb   Saint Brendan the holy man was here of our land
Life of St. Brendan in the South English Legendary — 738 lines in couplets
Number 4584-6
43.   ff. 50rb-51va   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-5
44.   ff. 51va-52rb   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-6
45.   ff. 52rb-52vb   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-5
46.   ff. 52vb-53rb   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5554-2
47.   ff. 53rb-54va   Theophilus was a swith great man and good clerk he was also
Theophilus, in the South English Legendary
Number 74-1
48.   ff. 54va-55ra   A Jews child in Buterie while by old daw
The little Jew, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 82-1
49.   f. 55ra-55rb   A knight there was by old daw lither man enow
The Devil in Service, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 85-1
50.   ff. 55rb-55vb   A knight was while a rich man that honoured much mid all
A miracle of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary comes to Devil instead of Victim, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 84-1
51.   ff. 55vb-56ra   A knight there was in land while great man withall and wise
Saved by learning Two Words, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 83-1
52.   ff. 56ra-56va   A knight there was in England by north here beside
The Oxford Scholar, a miracle of the Virgin, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4534-5
53.   ff. 56va-57rb   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 2950-1
54.   f. 56va   Jews hateth our Lady much and Her sweet Son also
A miracle of Our Lady, ‘Toledo’, in the South English Legendary: twelve couplets
Number 4647-5
55.   ff. 57rb-58rb   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-4
56.   ff. 58rb-61rb   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6687-3
57.   ff. 61-87v   Will ye not I-hear this English tale that is here I-write
The Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury, beginning with the story of Gilbert, father of St. Thomas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4599-2
58.   ff. 61rb-61va   Saint Fronton the holy man though they martyred were
Life of St. Fronton in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-5
59.   ff. 61va-63rb   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-5
60.   ff. 63rb-64rb   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-4
61.   ff. 64rb-66va   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-3
62.   ff. 66va-68vb   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-4
63.   ff. 68vb-71rb   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-4
64.   ff. 71rb-73va   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-5
65.   ff. 73va-76rb   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-5
66.   ff. 76rb-77va   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-1
67.   ff. 77va-78rb   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4741-5
68.   ff. 79ra-79rb   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-6
69.   ff. 79rb-80va   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-5
70.   ff. 80va-82ar   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-5
71.   ff. 82ra-83vb   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-4
72.   ff. 83vb-84vb   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-5
73.   ff. 84vb-86rb   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4719-4
74.   ff. 86rb-87rb   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-6
75.   ff. 87rb-88ra   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-5
76.   ff. 88ra-89vb   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-4
77.   ff. 89vb-92va   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 4623-3
78.   ff. 92va-93vb   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-3
79.   ff. 93vb-94vb   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-3
80.   ff. 94vb-95va   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-4
81.   ff. 95va-96va   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-3
82.   ff. 96va-98rb   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-3
83.   ff. 98rb-99ra   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-4
84.   ff. 99ra-99va   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-4
85.   ff. 99va-102rb   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4661-4
86.   ff. 102rb-103va   Saint Leonard the confessor aland yode here
Life of St. Leonard in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-4
87.   ff. 103va-105rb   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-4
88.   ff. 105rb-106rb   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-4
89.   ff. 109rb-110ra   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-5
90.   ff. 110ra-113vb   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-5
91.   ff. 113vb-116ra   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3102-1
92.   ff. 116ra-118v   Listeneth all and harkeneth me
‘þe lyf of Eufemyan of Rome’ (St. Alexis), later version — in 6-line stanza
Number 352-1
93.   ff. 118v-124va   All of a story I will you read
‘þe lyfe of Celestyn’ — 147 5-line stanzas
Number 4540-4
94.   ff. 124va-126rb   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4561-1
95.   ff. 126rb-126vb   Saint Berinus the confessor that goodman was enough
Life of St. Birinus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-5
96.   ff. 126vb-130va   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-5
97.   f. 128v   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-5
98.   ff. 130va-131va   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-5
99.   ff. 131va-134vb   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4537-4
100.   ff. 134vb-135va   Saint Anastasia was I-born at Rome by old dawe
South English Legendary
Number 4762-6
101.   ff. 135va-136va   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 874-2
102.   ff. 136v-137   Blessing give them Jesu Christ That listeneth John Evangelist
In principio in englissh’ (Gospel In die natalis ad altam missam) with a Prologue of ten lines
Number 4634-8
103.   ff. 138ra-141rb   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4768-3
104.   ff. 156va-157rb   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 2932-1
105.   ff. 157rb-158va   Jesu that would for us die / and was born of maid Mary
‘þe seuen dedly sinnes’ — 460 lines
Number 377-1
106.   ff. 158vb-159v   All that think to be shriven
‘Þe ten comaundementȝ’ — short couplets
Number 3066-1
107.   ff. 160ra-164rb   Lewd men be not lered in lore / As clerks been in holy writ
Dialogue between St. Bernard and the Virgin Mary concerning the Passion — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)