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Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Chad, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. C.38 (SC 30236), f. 57v
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 31v-32v
First Lines:
SEyn Chadde þe holi mon was of engelonde
Biscop he was of lichesfeld as ic vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…& wiþ angles to heuene wende as hi broȝte him er tydynge
Nou god uor þe loue of him to þulke Ioie ous bringe
Attributed Title: seyn Chadde (f. 31)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 17rb-17va
First Lines:
SEint Chadde þe gode Mon was her of Engelonde
Bisschop he was of Licheffelde as vr lord him ȝaf his sonde…
Last Lines:
…With angels to þe ioye of heuene as heo him er brouȝte tiþinge
Nou God for þe loue of Seint Chadde to þilke ioye vs bringe. 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. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 15rb-16ra
First Lines:
SEint Chadde þe godeman was of Engelonde
Bisshop he was of lychefeld as I vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…With angles to heuen he wend As þei him brouȝte we tiþing
Nou god for þe loue of hym To þat ioye vs bringe
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), ff. 28-29
First Lines:
SEint Chadde þe goode man was of Ingelond
Bischop he was of lichefelde as I vndirstond…
Last Lines:
…And wiþ aungellis to heuene wente as þei brouȝte er tiding
God for þe loue of him to þat ioye vs all bringe
6.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 431, ff. 27-28v
First Lines:
[S]eint chadde þe gode man was here of engelonde
bissop he was of lycheffeld as ich vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…& wiþ angles to heuene as hy broȝte er tyþinge
Now god for þe loue of him to þulke ioie vs bringe
Note: Portion of text lost due to mutilation of leaves.
Attributed Title: De sancto Cedda confessore (f. 27)
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 29v-30v
First Lines:
Sein chadde þe godeman was of engelonde
Bissop he was of lettesfeld as ich vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…& wiþ angles to heuene wende as he broȝte her tiþinge
Nou god for þe lous of him to þulke ioye us bringe
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: 1.78-81.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 146-148
First Lines:
Seint chadde þe goede man was here of Engelonde
Bisschop he was of lyccheffeld as ich vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…And wiþ aungeles to heuene wende as hi brouYte him þer tydynge
Now god ffor þe loue of him to þilke ioye vs alle bringe
Attributed Title: Sanctus Cedda (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 48-49
First Lines:
SEint chadde þe goud man was of englond
bischop he was of lichefeld as ic vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…& with angles to heuene wende as hii broȝt er tydinge
Now god for þe loue of hym to þulke Ioie ous brynge
Attributed Title: Chadde (RT)
10.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 38-39
First Lines:
SEynt chadde þe godeman was of engelonde
bissop he was of leccesfeld as y vnder stonde…
Last Lines:
…And wiþ angles to heuene wende as hy broȝte er tyþinge
Nou god for þe loue of him to þat Ioye vs bringe
Attributed Title: De sancto Cedd (f. 38, by scribe in margin beside first line)
11.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 33v
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 21v
13.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 74-75
First Lines:
SAynt Chadde þe holy mon was here of Englond
Bisshop he was of lichfeld as ȝe shul vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…With angels to þe ioye of heuen as him come ere tiþinge
And Ihesu for saynt Chaddes love to þat ioye vs bringe Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Chadde (RT)