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All hallowen day we holden one time in the year
All Saints Day, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: All Saints’ Day
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 165v-166
First Lines:
Alle halwen day we holdeþ one tyme of þe ȝere
Vor uale enchesons holi chirch þerto ous gan lere…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we alle halwen to holde hor feste so
þat hi bringe ous to þulke Ioie þat hi beþ Inne Ido
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 70-71
First Lines:
Alle halewen day an erle we holdeȝ o tyme of þe ȝere
ffor fele enchesones þer to holy cherche vs gan lere…
Last Lines:
…& brynge vs to þat ilke ioye þere þat hy beþ inne
Ihesus for þy swete loue ne lete vs neuer ablynne
Attributed Title: ffestum omnium sanctorum (f. 70)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 174-175
First Lines:
Alle hilewene day we holdeȝ one time in þe ȝere
for manie enchesones holie churche þare to us gan lere…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde alle halewene þat we heore feste holden so
Þat huy us bringuen to þe heyȝe Ioye þare huy buth inne ido
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 418-20.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 99ra-99va
First Lines:
Alle halwen day we shol holden on tyme in þe ȝer
for fele enchesons holy chirche þerto vs gan first lere…
Last Lines:
…Nou bide we alle halwen to holden here feste so
þat þei bringe vs to heye ioye þat þei beoþ inne y do
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
5.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 119v
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039, ff. 24-25
First Lines:
All halogheȝ day oghe to be haldene ane tyme in þe ȝere
ffor many enchesons it ordayned was als we in boke lere…
Last Lines:
…Pray we til al haloweȝ we may so halde þaire daye
þat we may come vn to ioye þere þai we in for ay
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 464-466
First Lines:
Alle halwen day we holdeþ in a tyme of þe ȝere
ffor many enchesouns holy chirche þer to vs gan lere…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we alle halwen hare day to holde so
Þat hi vs bringe to þulke ioye þat hi beoþ on ydo
Attributed Title: Omnium Sanctorum (RT)
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 255-266
First Lines:
Alle halwene day we holdeþ o tyme in þe ȝere
for fele encheysens holy churche þer to ous gan lere…
Last Lines:
…now byde we al halwen to hold here feste so
Þat hii bringe ous to þulke Ioie þat lasteþ euer mo
Attributed Title: Alle halwene (RT, ff. 255v-256)
9.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 161v
10.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 100
11.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 164
Note: Lines 1-54 only.
12.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 143v
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: 460.
13.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 36v-37v
First Lines:
Alle halewyne day we holdeþ one tyme of þe ȝere
ffor vale enchesons holy chirche þer to vs gan lere…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we alle halewe to holde hor feste so
þat hii brynge vs to þe ioyȝe þat hii beþ inneyde
14.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 200-202
First Lines:
Alle halowen day we holden here on þat tyme of þe ȝere
ffor fele enchesouns holy chirche þerto con vs lere…
Last Lines:
…Þat þai pray Ihesu for vs þat we ne be forlore
Now bidde we all halewen þat ben to god ycore Amen
Attributed Title: Alle halewen (RT)
15.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 153-153v
First Lines:
Alhalowen daye we holden oon tyme of þe ȝere
For many resons holy chirch þerto vs doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…Now preye we to alhalowen to hold her fest so
Þat þei bringe vs to þat Ioye þer þei ben Inne do. Amen.
Attributed Title: In die Omnium Sanctorum (f. 153)