Saint Edmund the holy king I-bore was here by east
Life of St. Edmund the King in the South English Legendary —
South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Edmund, king of England, saint, life of
Bibliographic Ghosts: Southwell, Southwell Cathedral Library 7, f. 199: prose.
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924)
, ff. 184v
SEyn edmond þe kyng of wan we makeþ feste
Of þe on
ende of engelond kyng was bi este…
…Nou god uor þe loue of seynt edmond þat was so noble
Grante ous þe Ioie þat he is Inne after our
Attributed Title: Edmond kinge (f. 184v)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567)
, ff. 104v
Seint edemond þe holy kyng of wham we makeþ gret feste
þe on ende of ingelonde king was her be este…
…Nou god for þe loue of seint edemond þat was so noble a
Graunte vs þe ioye þat he is in after oure ending
Attributed Title: Sent edemond þe kyng (f. 104v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486)
, ff. 131-132
SEint Eadmund þe holie kyng I bore was here bi este
on ende of Engelonde of ȝwam men makieȝ feste…
…Novþe god for þe loue of Seint Eadmund þat was so
Graunte us þe Ioye þat he is Inne aftur ovre
Attributed Title: Vita Sancti Eadmundi regis (f. 131)
The Early South-English Legendary.
o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 296-9.
Hervey, Lord Francis.
Corolla Sancti Edmundi.
London: J. Murray, 1907: 362-6.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596)
, ff. 109rb
SEint Edmond þe holy king of whom we make feste
Of þat on
ende of engelond king he was here bi este…
…Nou god for þe loue of seint Edmond þat was so noble
Graunte vs þe Ioye þat he is inne After oure
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6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039
, ff. 42-43v
Saynt Edmonde þe haly kynge of whome we make grete feste
ende of Ingelande he was kynge be este
ffor of Sothfolke he was he was kynge
of al þat contre wyde
ffor þat tyme was in Inglande was
kyngeȝ on ilke a syde…
…Now god for saynt Edmonde lufe þat was þe noble
Graunte vs at our dede day þe blisse withoute endynge
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344
, pp. 506-508
Seint Edmund þe holy kyng of whan we makeþ ffeste
þe on ende of Engelonde kyng was by heste…
…Now ffor þe loue of Seint Edmund þat was so noble a
God vs graunte þe ioye þat he is ynne after oure
Attributed Title: Sanctus Edmundus Rex (RT)
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605)
, ff. 160v
SEint edmunde þe king of wam we makeþ grete feste
þe on ende of englonde king was here by este…
…god for loue of seint edmund þat was so noble a
graunte ous þe Ioie þat he is In after oure
Attributed Title: Edmundus Rex (RT)
11.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277
, f. 162v
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Early English Poems and Lives of Saints.
Transactions of the London Philological Society
1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 87-9.
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.
o.s. 235 (1959), 236 (1956); repr. 1967: 2.511-15.
12.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949
, ff. 57-58
Seynt edmund þe holy king of whom we makeþ feste
Of þe on ende of engelonde kyng was her by este…
…Nou god for loue of Seynt edmond þat was so noble kyng
Graunt vs þe ioyȝe þat he is inne after our endyng
13.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223
, ff. 220-221v
SAynt Edmund þe holy kyng kyng was here by est
Of þe oon
ende Of Englond of whom men make grete feste…
…Now god for þe love of saynt Edmund þe
Ȝeue vs þe ioye þat he is ynne after oure endynge
Attributed Title: Saynt Edmund þe kyng (RT)