SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 6990; Grid 385 201 (Gloucs).
Number 4540-7
1.   pp. 1-6   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-10
2.   pp. 6-17   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-9
3.   pp. 17-20   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-10
4.   pp. 21-27   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4762-11
5.   pp. 27-29   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-13
6.   pp. 29-40   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1507-8
7.   pp. 41-90   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 4537-6
8.   pp. 90-93   Saint Anastasia was I-born at Rome by old dawe
South English Legendary
Number 463-3
9.   pp. 93-97   Among holy gospels all it is not good to believe
Euangelium In principio’, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 3721-9
10.   pp. 97-99   Now bloweth the fruit that late began to spring
Banna Sanctorum’, in the South English Legendary
Number 6852-11
11.   p. 99   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 6086-10
12.   pp. 99-100   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-10
13.   pp. 100-102   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4773-12
14.   pp. 102-107   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-7
15.   pp. 107-109   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 4532-11
16.   pp. 110-113   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-11
17.   pp. 114-117   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-10
18.   pp. 117-118   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-11
19.   pp. 118; pp. 121   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-8
20.   pp. 121-122; pp. 119-120; pp. 123-125   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-11
21.   pp. 125-130   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-10
22.   pp. 130-133   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-9
23.   pp. 133-134   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-9
24.   p. 134   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-9
25.   pp. 135-140   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-11
26.   pp. 140-141   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-9
27.   pp. 141-146   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4573-8
28.   pp. 146-148   Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-11
29.   pp. 148-150   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-6
30.   p. 151   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4742-12
31.   pp. 151-167   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4590-10
32.   pp. 167-172   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-12
33.   pp. 173-175   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-9
34.   pp. 175-179   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-11
35.   p. 179   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-11
36.   pp. 179-183   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 4704-11
37.   p. 179   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 787-8
38.   pp. 183-237   Before six days of Easter on Palm Sunday eve / Jesu came
South English Legendary
Number 5809-7
39.   pp. 228-229   Thomas one of the twelve that his two name was
South English Legendary
Number 5554-7
40.   pp. 229-303   Theophilus was a swith great man and good clerk he was also
Theophilus, in the South English Legendary
Number 2978-8
41.   pp. 237-241   Judas was a lither bird that Jesu sold to rood
Life of Judas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4373-8
42.   pp. 241-246   Pilate was lither man & come of lither more
South English Legendary
Number 4702-12
43.   pp. 246-253   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4536-11
44.   pp. 253-258   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-12
45.   pp. 258-260   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-10
46.   pp. 260-261   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-9
47.   pp. 261-262   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4746-8
48.   pp. 262-263   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-11
49.   pp. 263-265   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-10
50.   pp. 265-269   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-8
51.   pp. 269-272   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-8
52.   p. 273   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4567-9
53.   pp. 273-288   Saint Brendan the holy man was here of our land
Life of St. Brendan in the South English Legendary — 738 lines in couplets
Number 4584-13
54.   pp. 288-293   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-10
55.   pp. 293-295   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-12
56.   pp. 295-297   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-8
57.   pp. 297-299   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 74-5
58.   pp. 303-304   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 82-5
59.   pp. 304-305   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 85-5
60.   pp. 305-307   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 84-5
61.   pp. 307-308   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 83-5
62.   pp. 308-309   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 2950-5
63.   pp. 309-310   Jews hateth our Lady much and Her sweet Son also
A miracle of Our Lady, ‘Toledo’, in the South English Legendary: twelve couplets
Number 4534-8
64.   pp. 310-312   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-9
65.   pp. 312-315   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-8
66.   pp. 315-326   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-9
67.   pp. 326-328   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-8
68.   pp. 329-331   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-7
69.   pp. 331-338   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-9
70.   pp. 339-345   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-8
71.   pp. 345-353   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4178-5
72.   pp. 353-358   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 4574-8
73.   pp. 359-366   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-10
74.   pp. 366-375   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-9
75.   pp. 375-380   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4816-4
76.   pp. 380-383   Seven Sleepers were holy men as me hath I-told before
Legend of the Seven Sleepers in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-6
77.   pp. 383-385   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4741-9
78.   pp. 385-386   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-10
79.   pp. 386-390   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4615-6
80.   pp. 390-392   Saint Hippolytus the martyr knight was of great honour
Life of St. Hippolytus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-9
81.   pp. 392-396   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-8
82.   pp. 397-503   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-7
83.   pp. 403-405   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-8
84.   pp. 405-410   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4719-7
85.   pp. 410-413   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-11
86.   pp. 413-415   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-10
87.   pp. 415-421   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5451-9
88.   pp. 421-430   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 4598-3
89.   pp. 430-434   Saint Frideswitha that holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Frideswitha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4623-7
90.   pp. 434-438   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-6
91.   pp. 438-439   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-5
92.   pp. 439-449   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4595-4
93.   pp. 449-452   Saint Faith that holy maid of swith high men she came
Life of St. Faith in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-7
94.   pp. 452-455   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-7
95.   pp. 455-457   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-8
96.   pp. 457-458   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-8
97.   pp. 459-461   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-6
98.   pp. 461-464   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-7
99.   pp. 464-466   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-8
100.   pp. 466-474   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4661-6
101.   pp. 474-478   Saint Leonard the confessor aland yode here
Life of St. Leonard in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4592-6
102.   pp. 478-485   Saint Eustace the noble knight of heathen law was
Life of St. Eustace in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4655-4
103.   pp. 485-486   Saint Justina of high men in Antioch come
Life of St. Justina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-8
104.   pp. 486-491   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4569-5
105.   pp. 491-493   Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-8
106.   pp. 493-506   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-7
107.   pp. 506-508   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4572-6
108.   pp. 508-514   Saint Cecilia of noble kind I-bore was at Rome
Life of St. Cecilia in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-10
109.   pp. 514-525   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-9
110.   pp. 525-528   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4768-9
111.   p. 528   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)