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IMEV 2889
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Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Edward the Elder, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Southwell, Southwell Cathedral Library 7, f. 199v: prose.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 39-41v
First Lines:
SEint Edward þe ȝungue was kyng of Enguelonde
Wel ȝoung he i martred was þoruȝ tricherie and onde…
Last Lines:
…Nov god for þe loue of heom boþe þet swete kingues were
To þe Ioye of heouene þat huy beoth inne with heom us bringue þere
Note: Variant text; formerly 2890.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 47-53.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 21rb-23ra
First Lines:
SEint Edward þe ȝong martir was king of engelonde
ful ȝong martired he was bi trecherie & onde…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe loue of hem boþe þat oure kinges were
to þe ioye of heuen us bring With hem boþe þere
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 81-83v
First Lines:
Seint edeward þe ȝonge marter was kyng of ingelonde
wel ȝong I martret he was wit trecherye & onde…
Last Lines:
…bote good hit is wel to don whodir we euer wendeȝ
Ihesus for þyn holy name heuene blis þu us sende
Attributed Title: Seynt edeward þo Yong marter (f. 81)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 14vb2-15va
First Lines:
SEint Edward þe ȝonge Martir was kyng of Engelonde
Wel ȝong he i Martired was þorwh tricherie and onde…
Last Lines:
…Now God for þe loue of hem boþe þat beyne vr kynges were
To þe Ioye of heuene wiþ hem vs bringe þere. A.M.E.N. 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.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 41v-45
First Lines:
SEyn Edward þe ȝonge martir was kyng of engelonde
Wel ȝong ymartred he was þoru trecherie & onde…
Last Lines:
…Nou god uor þeloue of boþe þat our kynges were
To þe Ioie of heuene þat hi beþ Inne wiþ hem bringe ous þere
Attributed Title: seyn Edeward þe ȝonge martyr (f. 41v)
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), ff. 39v-42v
First Lines:
SEint edward þe ȝonge marter was king of ingelonde
wol ȝong he was martired þour treccherie and onde…
Last Lines:
…God for þe loue of hem boþe þat goode kingis were
To þe ioye of heuyn þere þei ben to hem bringe vs þere
7.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 431, ff. 39-42
First Lines:
Seint Edward þe ȝonge martir was kyng of engelonde
Wel wel ȝong ymartered he was þurȝ trecherie & onde…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe loue of him boþe þat oure kynges were
to þe ioye of heuene þat hy beþ inne wiþ hem brynge vs [ ]
Note: Portion of text lost due to mutilation of leaves.
Attributed Title: De sancto Edwardo rege & martire (f. 39)
8.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, ff. 1-2v
First Lines:
…ffor with oute schedynge of blod ne worþ neuere þe senne y do
Of þe lond folki of Engeland þat no gult haueþ þer to…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe sone of hem boþe þat oure kynges were
To þe ioye of heuene vs bringe to hem þere
Note: Lines 1-108 missing.
Attributed Title: Edwardus (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 41v-44v
First Lines:
Seint Edward þe ȝonge martir was king of engelonde
Wel ȝong ymartred he was þoru tricherie & onde…
Last Lines:
…Nou god for loue of hom boþe þat oure kinges were
To þe ioie of heuene þat hi beoþ Inne wiþ hom bringe us þere
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: 1.110-18.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 167-172
First Lines:
Seint Edward þe ȝonge Martyr was kyng of Engelonde
Wel ȝong ymartred he was þorw tricherie and onde…
Last Lines:
…Now god ffor þe loue of ham boþe þat oure kynges were
To þe ioye of heuene vs bringe þat hi beoþ ynne þere
Attributed Title: Edwardus (RT)
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 230v-233
First Lines:
SEint edward þe marter was king of englonde
ȝong marter he was with trecherie & onde…
Last Lines:
…Now god for loue of hem boþe þat oure kinges were
To þe Ioie of heuene with hem bringe ous alle þere
Attributed Title: Edwardus Rex (RT)
12.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 128, ff. 17-19
First Lines:
…Chast and wis of consel bot pride he louyd lest
Wild men louyd he not that reccheles wer of thoȝt…
Last Lines:
…After anghelmas a forutenyȝt his day falles in the ȝer
And at the mydde festene saynt Edward the martir
Note: Begins imperfectly due to loss of folios.
Attributed Title: Saynt Edward (RT)
13.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 44v
14.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 39v
15.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 33v
16.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 51-54v
First Lines:
SEint edward þe ȝong marter was king of engelonde
wel ȝong ymartired he was þoru tricherie and onde…
Last Lines:
…Nou god for loue of hom boþe þat oure kinges were
to þe Ioye of heuene þat hy beþ inne wiþ hom bringe vs þere
Attributed Title: De sancto edwardo Regio (f. 51, by scribe in margin beside first line); edward regis (RT)
17.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 84v-87
First Lines:
SAynt Edward þe ȝonge martir was kyng of Englond
Wel ȝonge he was martired þurȝ trecherye & onde…
Last Lines:
…After myghelmasse a fourtenyȝt his day falles in þe ȝere
And at þe mydde festene saynt Edward þe martir
Attributed Title: Saynt Edward (RT)
18.Source: Winchester, Winchester College 33, f. 20v
Note: Variant text; formerly 2890.
19.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 33-36v
First Lines:
Seynt Edward þe ȝong marter was kyng of Engelonde
Ful yong matred he was þorgh trechery & onde…
Last Lines:
…Now god for þe loue of both þat our kynggis were
To þe Ioye of heuene wher þei be in bryng vs alle þere. Amen.
Attributed Title: Vita Sancti Edwardi Regis & marteris (f. 33); Here endeth þe glorious lif of seint Edward (f. 36v)