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DIMEV 3048
IMEV 1859
NIMEV 1859
Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
Quadragesima, in the South English Legendary — 170 lines
Note: See also 3049
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: seasons, of church year
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. C.38 (SC 30236), f. 82
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 49-51
First Lines:
LEynte comeþ þer afterward þat six wuke ilasteþ
& hor sunnen uorte beten alle cristenmen uasteþ…
Last Lines:
…So þat he mowe an ester dai wen he haþ al iuast
Our lordes flesc vnderuonge þat aswete mossel is last
Attributed Title: leynte (f. 49)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 137-139
First Lines:
Leynt comeþ þer afterward þat syx wekis lasteþ
oure synnus alle for to bete alle cristene men fasteþ…
Last Lines:
…so þat he mowe on estir day whan he haþ al I vaste
oure lordes flesch ondir fongen þat a swete mossel is at þe laste
Note: No heading so treated as part of 1301 in this MS.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 18va3-19rb
First Lines:
Lenton comeþ þer afturward and sixe wikes hit lesteþ
Vr sunnes forto bete alle we cristene men festeþ…
Last Lines:
…ffor beodon oþur Almus helpeþ luyte of frend oþur of kunne
Bote heo beon wiþ oute wraþþhe oþur of dedly sunne
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 25rb-26rb
First Lines:
LEnton comeþ þer after þat sixe wikes lasteþ
þat here sinne forto bete all Cristen men fasteþ…
Last Lines:
…So þat he mowe at ester day whan he haþ al faste
Our lordes flessh vnderfong þat a swete morsel is atte laste
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), f. 46-46v
First Lines:
LEnte comeþ þeraftirward þat sixe wokis lastiþ
Here synnes for to bete alle cristen men fastiþ…
Last Lines:
…And ende his lijf in goddis seruyse & euere more to gode
Þat we mowe wende & be wiþ him þat bouȝte vs on þe rode
Note: Written as 6-line stanzas, aabbcc.
7.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, ff. 5v-7
First Lines:
Leynte comeþ þer after þat sixe wokes ylasteþ
Þat oure synne for to beete alle cristene men fasteþ…
Last Lines:
…So þat he mowe in efterday whannehe haþ al y fast
Oure lordis flesch vnderfonge þat a swete mossel ys last
Attributed Title: Quadragesima (RT)
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 84v-87v
Editions:
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 231-7.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 48v-51
First Lines:
Leinte comeþ þer afterward þat six wike ilasteþ
Þat hore sunne forto bete alle cristen men vasteþ…
Last Lines:
…so þat he mowe an esterday wanne he haþ al mast
Oure louerdes vleyss vnder fonge þat a swete mossle is last
Editions:
D’Evelyn, Charlotte, and A. J. Mill, eds. The South English Legendary: Corpus Christi College Cambridge MS. 145 and British Museum MS. Harley 2277, with variants from Bodley MS. Ashmole 43 and British Museum MS. Cotton Julius D.ix. EETS o.s. 235 (1959), 236 (1956); repr. 1967: 128.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, King’s College 13, Part II, ff. 1-3
First Lines:
Leynte comeþ þer afterwardþat six wikes y lasteþ
Hare synnes for to bete þanne cristen men fasteþ…
Last Lines:
…So þat he mowe an esterdai whanne he haþ al þi fast
Oure lordes flesch vnderfonge þat is a swete mossel last
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 179-183
First Lines:
Leynte comeþ þer afterward þat six wykes ylasteþ
Hare sunnes ffor to bete þanne cristene men fasteþ…
Last Lines:
…So þat he mowe on Ester day whanne he haþ al yffast
Oure lordes fflesch vnderffongy þat is a swete mossel last
Attributed Title: Quadragesima (RT)
12.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.6 (28), ff. 80-82v
First Lines:
Lentun comyþ þer afterward þat sixe wowkis lastiþ
Oure synnys for to beten alle cristen men fastiþ…
Last Lines:
…so þat he may on Ester day qwan he haþ wel don his fast
oure lordys body vnderfongyn þat euere in blisse schal last
13.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 52*v-54
First Lines:
lente comeþ ar Ester þat six wykes lasteþ
Þat oure synnes be forȝyue alle cristen men fasteþ…
Last Lines:
…so þat he may an Estere day wan he haþ al y faste
our lordes flesche vndersfonge þat a swet mossel y laste
Note: Begins verso of leaf after f. 52; no indication of separation from 1301.
Attributed Title: lente (RT)
14.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 52v
15.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 131v
16.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 182
17.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 39
Note: Missing lines 1-11
18.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 2
19.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 59-61v
First Lines:
Leynte comeþ þerafterward þat six wekes y lasteþ
þat hor sinne for to bete alle cristen men vasteþ…
Last Lines:
…So þat he mowe an ester day wan he haþ al y vast
Oure lordes ffleiss vnder fonge þat aswete mossel is last
Attributed Title: De quadragesima (f. 59, by scribe in margin beside first line); Denunciacio (f. 59v); Ieiunium (f. 59v); Confessio (f. 60); Contricio (f. 60v); Desperacio (f. 60v)
20.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 1r2-3v
First Lines:
Lentoun comes after þat sixe wekes lasten
And her synnes forto bete alle cristen men fasten…
Last Lines:
…And ende his lyf in goddes seruice & euermore do gode
Þat we may wende & be with him þat boȝt vs on þe Rode
Attributed Title: Lentoun (RT)
21.Source: Winchester, Winchester College 33, f. 33
22.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 40-42v
First Lines:
Sent [sic] commeþ þer afterward and vj wekis lasteth
Her synnes forto bete all cristen men fasteth…
Last Lines:
…So þat he may on Estersday whan he haþ al yfast
Our lordys body resceive worþely at last