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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 6810; Grid 429 195 (Berks: ff. 1-210); LP 5560; Grid 463 108 (Hants ff. 210v-213); Laing and Lass (2007) Index # 286; Grid 429 195 (NW Berks: Hand A, ff. 1-210v).
Number 3721-7
1.   ff. 1-1v   Now bloweth the fruit that late began to spring
Banna Sanctorum’, in the South English Legendary
Number 6852-9
2.   ff. 1v-2   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-8
3.   ff. 2-3v   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6086-8
4.   f. 2   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4773-10
5.   ff. 3v-6   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-6
6.   ff. 6-7v   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 4532-9
7.   ff. 7v-9   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 238-2
8.   ff. 9-9v   After that this lither folk this maid thus I-slowe
A miracle of St. Agnes added to her Life in some MSS of the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4772-10
9.   ff. 9v-12   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-9
10.   ff. 12-12v   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-10
11.   ff. 12v-14v   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-7
12.   ff. 14v-17v   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-10
13.   f. 17v   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-9
14.   ff. 20v-22   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-8
15.   ff. 22-22v   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-8
16.   ff. 23-23v   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-8
17.   ff. 23v-26   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-10
18.   ff. 26-26v   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-8
19.   ff. 26v-29v   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4573-7
20.   ff. 29v-30v   Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-10
21.   ff. 30v-32   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-5
22.   ff. 32-32v   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4742-10
23.   ff. 32v-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 4590-9
24.   ff. 41v-44v   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-10
25.   ff. 44v-46   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-8
26.   ff. 46-48   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-9
27.   ff. 48-48v   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-9
28.   f. 48v   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-9
29.   ff. 48v-51   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-7
30.   ff. 51-51v   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 4702-10
31.   ff. 51v-56   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-9
32.   ff. 56-59   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-10
33.   ff. 59-60   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-9
34.   ff. 60-60v   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-8
35.   ff. 60v-61v   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-7
36.   f. 61v   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-10
37.   ff. 62-63   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-9
38.   ff. 63-65v   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-7
39.   ff. 65v-67   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-7
40.   f. 67v   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4567-8
41.   ff. 67v-77   Saint Brendan the holy man was here of our land
Life of St. Brendan in the South English Legendary — 738 lines in couplets
Number 4584-11
42.   ff. 77-79v   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-8
43.   ff. 79v-80v   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-10
44.   ff. 80v-82   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-7
45.   ff. 82-83   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5554-6
46.   ff. 83-85v   Theophilus was a swith great man and good clerk he was also
Theophilus, in the South English Legendary
Number 74-4
47.   ff. 85v-86   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 82-4
48.   ff. 86-87   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 85-4
49.   ff. 87-88   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 84-4
50.   ff. 88-88v   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 83-4
51.   ff. 88v-89   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 4534-7
52.   ff. 89v-90v   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-8
53.   ff. 90v-92v   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-7
54.   ff. 92v-99   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-8
55.   ff. 99-102v   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-7
56.   ff. 102v-104v   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-6
57.   ff. 104v-109   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-8
58.   ff. 109-113   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-7
59.   ff. 113-117v   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-7
60.   ff. 117v-122   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-9
61.   ff. 122-127   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-8
62.   ff. 127-130   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-5
63.   ff. 130-132v   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4741-8
64.   ff. 132v-133   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-9
65.   ff. 133-135   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-8
66.   ff. 135v-138v   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-7
67.   ff. 138v-142   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-6
68.   ff. 142-144   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-7
69.   ff. 144-145v   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4719-6
70.   ff. 147-149   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-10
71.   ff. 149-150   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-9
72.   ff. 150-153v   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-8
73.   ff. 153v-158v   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 4623-6
74.   ff. 159-161   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-6
75.   ff. 161-163   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-6
76.   ff. 163-164   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-7
77.   ff. 164-166v   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-7
78.   ff. 166v-168v   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-8
79.   ff. 169-170v   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4537-5
80.   ff. 170v-172   Saint Anastasia was I-born at Rome by old dawe
South English Legendary
Number 4762-9
81.   ff. 172-173v   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-12
82.   ff. 173v-180   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-7
83.   ff. 180-210v   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 4611-2
84.   ff. 210v-213   Saint Guthlac was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Guthlac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 2978-6
85.   ff. 214-215   Judas was a lither bird that Jesu sold to rood
Life of Judas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4373-6
86.   ff. 215-217v   Pilate was lither man & come of lither more
South English Legendary
Number 4768-8
87.   ff. 217v-218   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)