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Found Records:
New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980]
Number 6380-11
1.   ff. 1-9v   When men hear tellen of that they love they haven joy and bliss [When men here tellen of thing þar thai louen Ioie thai]
South English Legendary
Number 6852-20
2.   ff. 6-6v   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 6086-19
3.   f. 6v   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-18
4.   ff. 9v-11   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4773-20
5.   ff. 11-13v   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4593-15
6.   f. 13v-14v   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 4532-20
7.   ff. 15-16v   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-19
8.   ff. 16v-18v   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-19
9.   ff. 18v-19   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-22
10.   ff. 19-21   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4571-17
11.   ff. 21-23v   Saint Bridget the holy maid of Ireland was
Life of St. Bridget (longer version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-19
12.   ff. 23v-26   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-18
13.   ff. 26-28   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-16
14.   ff. 28-28v   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-16
15.   ff. 28v-29v   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-17
16.   ff. 29v-31   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-20
17.   ff. 31-31v   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-21
18.   ff. 31v-32v   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-13
19.   ff. 32v-33   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4590-19
20.   ff. 33-36v   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-21
21.   ff. 36v-38   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4549-17
22.   ff. 38-39   Saint Benedict he was I-bore in the land of Nursia
Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4622-3
23.   ff. 39-39v   Saint Jerome telleth in his book of fifteen tokening
The Fifteen Signs of Doomsday — twenty-two lines
Number 4704-18
24.   ff. 39v-40   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-20
25.   f. 40   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-22
26.   ff. 40-42v   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 787-13
27.   ff. 42v-72   Before six days of Easter on Palm Sunday eve / Jesu came
South English Legendary
Number 5334-16
28.   f. 63v-64v   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 4603-21
29.   ff. 72-73   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-19
30.   ff. 73-73v   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3127-20
31.   ff. 73v-74v   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 4752-21
32.   ff. 74v-75v   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-22
33.   ff. 75v-78   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 82-18
34.   ff. 78-80   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 5338-19
35.   ff. 80-81v   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4584-23
36.   ff. 81v-84v   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-18
37.   ff. 84v-85v   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-20
38.   ff. 85v-87   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-17
39.   ff. 87-88   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-17
40.   ff. 88-89v   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-18
41.   ff. 89v-91   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-18
42.   ff. 91-97v   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-18
43.   ff. 98-101v   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-13
44.   ff. 101v-103v   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4658-12
45.   ff. 103v-108   Saint Kenelm the young king that holy martyr is
Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4688-18
46.   f. 108v-112v   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-16
47.   ff. 112v-116v   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-15
48.   ff. 117-122   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-18
49.   ff. 122-124v   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-17
50.   ff. 124v-127   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-18
51.   ff. 127-129v   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 2991-16
52.   ff. 129v-132v   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-16
53.   ff. 132v-136   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-13
54.   ff. 136-137v   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4719-15
55.   ff. 137v-139   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-20
56.   ff. 139-142v   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 5451-25
57.   ff. 141-142v   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 4623-16
58.   ff. 142v-144   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4595-10
59.   ff. 144-145v   Saint Faith that holy maid of swith high men she came
Life of St. Faith in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4582-14
60.   ff. 145v-147v   Saint Denis was in the old law pagan as other were
Life of St. Denis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4675-15
61.   ff. 147v-148   Saint Luke the Evangelist none apostle nas
Life of St. Luke in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1184-14
62.   ff. 148-150   Eleven thousand of virgins for our Lord I-martyred were
The Eleven Thousand Virgins, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4758-16
63.   ff. 150-151v   Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4753-13
64.   ff. 151v-153   Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 333-15
65.   ff. 153-153v   All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 362-15
66.   ff. 153v-154v   All souls day on earth right is to hold high
All Souls’ Day in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4592-14
67.   ff. 154v-158v   Saint Eustace the noble knight of heathen law was
Life of St. Eustace in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4699-17
68.   ff. 158v-160   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4569-12
69.   ff. 160-161   Saint Brice with Saint Martin was his deacon on earth here
Life of St. Brice in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4587-16
70.   ff. 161-165   Saint Edmund the Confessor that lieth at Pountney
Life of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4588-14
71.   ff. 165-166   Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4572-13
72.   ff. 166-169v   Saint Cecilia of noble kind I-bore was at Rome
Life of St. Cecilia in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-18
73.   ff. 169v-173   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-17
74.   f. 173-176v   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4540-15
75.   ff. 176v-178   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-19
76.   ff. 178-180v   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-17
77.   ff. 180v-182v   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4767-18
78.   ff. 182v-184v   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4762-19
79.   ff. 184v-185   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-23
80.   ff. 185-187   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4742-21
81.   ff. 187-194v   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets