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Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Bartholomew, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 131-134v
First Lines:
SEyn Berthelmeu þe apostel com of kynges blode
Sinþe uair man & noble he was of glad & suete mode…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ȝerne seynt berthelmeu þat hei apostel is
þat þe raþer þoru is bone come to heuene blis
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 156v-159
First Lines:
Seint bartulmew þe apostil com of kinges blode
swyþe fayr & noble man he was glad & swete of mode…
Last Lines:
…Now idde we ȝerne seint bartilmeuȝ þat hy apostele is
þat we þe sonnere for his loue come to heuene blis
Attributed Title: Seint Bartulmeu þe postil (f. 156v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 51va-52rb
First Lines:
SEint Bartholomeuȝ þe holi mon com of kynges blode
Swiþe feir mon and noble he was and glad and of feir mode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we ȝeorne seint Bertholomeuȝ þat heiȝ apostel is
Þat we þe sannore þorwh his bone come to heuene blis. Amen.
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.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 157v-160v
First Lines:
SEint Bartelnev þe holie man cam of kingues blode
Swyþe fair man and noble he was and glad & of swete mode…
Last Lines:
…Bidde we nouþe Seint Barthelmevȝ þat heiȝ Apostle is
Þat we moten þoruȝ his loue come to heouene blis
Attributed Title: Vita sancti Bartholomei (f. 157b)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 366-76.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 82ra-83vb
First Lines:
SEint Bartholomeu þapostle Com of kinges blod
Suyþe fair man he was And of glad mod…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ȝerne seint berthelm þat hey apostle is
þat we mot þe sauuere þorw his bone Come to heuene blisse
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
6.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 96
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 138v-142
First Lines:
Sein nartelmeu þe apostel com of kinges blode
Swiþe nair man and noble he was of glade & swete mode…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ȝeorne sein bartelmeu þat hei apostel is
Þat we þe watloker þoru is born come to heuene blis
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: 1.373-84.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 397-503
First Lines:
Seint Bartholomew þe Apostel com of kynges blod
Swiþe ffayr man and noble he was euere glad & of ffayr mod…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we ȝeorne Seint Bartholomew þat hey Apostel is
Þat we þe raþer þorw his bone come mowe to heuene blis
Attributed Title: Sanctus Bartholomeus (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 98-101
First Lines:
SEint bartholome þe apostel come of kyngis blode
Swyþe faire man he was & of swete mode…
Last Lines:
…Now bydde we seint bartholome þat hey apostel ys
þat we þe raþer þorwe hym come to heuene blysse
Attributed Title: bartholome apostel (RT)
10.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 158v-163
First Lines:
SEin bartelmeu þe apostel com of kinges blode
swiþe feyre man & noble he was of glade & swete mode…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ȝerne sein bartelmeu þat hey apostel is
þat we þe watloker þoru is bone come to heuene blis
Attributed Title: Bartolomeus (RT)
11.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 129
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 216v
13.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 111v
14.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 163-166
First Lines:
SAynt bartholomeu þe holy mon com of kynges blod
Swiþe noble mon he was of glad & swete mode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we to saynt bartholomeu þat hegh apostle is
Þat we mot þurȝ his bone come to heuen blis Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt bartholomeu (RT)
15.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 147-151
First Lines:
Bartelmew þe apostil be come of kynges blode
ffull fayre man & nobyll enogh & wondere mylde of mode…
Last Lines:
…god gyf vs grace þat we may
come to þat Ioy þat lastes ay
Attributed Title: De sancto martholomeo apostolo (f. 147)
16.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 132v-136
First Lines:
Seynt Bartelmow þe apostel come of kynggis blood
Ful noble man and faire he was glad & swete of mood…
Last Lines:
…Nowe prey we ȝerne seint Bartelmewe þat hie apostel is
Þat we mote þorowe his loue come to heuene blis. Amen
Attributed Title: Vita sancti Bartholomei apostoli (f. 132v)