The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
All this book is I-maked of holy days and of holy mans lives
A General Prologue in one MS of the South English Legendary, with
special mention of ‘ȝeres day’ and Epiphany — twenty-six
South English Legendary
Subjects: prologues; Epiphany; New Year
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486)
, ff. 88-88v
Al þis bok is i maked of holi dawes and of holie mannes
Þat soffreden for ore louerdes loue pinene manie and
…Ase it falleȝ a twelfte dai longe heo erore him
Gold and mirre and an sens In presaunt heo him
This version ends this story/text four lines later than the usual,
including in this stody the first four lines of 4594
, ending, ‘He let him martri þere
fore and oþere with him mo’.
“Die Legenden des ms. Laud 108.”
Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und
4 (1872): 395-414: 405.
The Early South-English Legendary.
o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 177-8.