Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary —
South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Gregory, saint, life of
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924)
, ff. 32v
SEyn Gregori þe confessour in cicile was ibore
In holinesse he
ladde is lif þat is soule nere uorlore …
…Bidde we him wiþ gode herte apostel of engelonde
he byuore our lord crist our neode vnderstonde
Attributed Title: Seyn Gregory (f. 32v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567)
, ff. 150v
Seint gregor þe comfessour in sysile was I bore
Im haynesse he
ladde his lyf þat he ne were forlore…
…bidde we him wit good hert apostil of ingelonde
fore oure lord crist he bere oure erande
Attributed Title: Seint gregori þe pope (f. 150v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS]
, ff. 14rb2
SEint Gregori þe Confessour in Cisyle was i bore
he ladde his lyf þat his soule ne were forlore…
…Bidde we him wiþ gode herte Apostel of Engelonde
he bi fore vr lord crist vr neode vndurstonde AM.EN.
Doyle, I. A.,
The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng.
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 Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486)
, ff. 153-154v
SEint Gregori þe confessour in Ciscile was i bore
he ladde is liif þat is soule nere for lore…
…Bidde we þanne þene holie man apostle of
Þat he bi fore ihesu crist ore neode ounder
Attributed Title: Vita sancti Fregorii (f. 153)
The Early South-English Legendary.
o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 355-9.
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596)
, ff. 16ra
SEint Gregory þe confessour In Cicyle was y bore
he lad his lyf þat his soule nere forlore…
…Bidde we him with god herte apostel of engelond
bifore oure lord crist oure nede vnderstonde
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
8.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837)
, ff. 29-30
SEint Gregori þe confessour In Cisile was I bore
In almesse he
ledde his liif þat his soule were not lore…
…Bidde we him wiþ good herte þe apostle of
Þat he to oure lord crist oure nede vndirstond
9.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 431
, ff. 28v
[S]eint Gregori þe confessor in Cicile was ibore
he ladde his lif for his [s]oule ne scholde be forlo[re]…
…Now bidde we þan apostel of engelonde
þat he bifore
oure lord crist oure nede vnderstonde
Note: Portion of text lost due to mutilation of leaves.
Attributed Title: De sancto Gregorio papa & martire (f. 28v)
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145
, ff. 30v
Sein gregori confessour in cisile was ibore
In holynesse he ladde is
lif þat is soule nere ilore…
…Bidde we him wiþ gode heorte apostel of
Þat he to vore oure louerd crist our neode vnder
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: 1.81-4.
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344
, pp. 148-150
Seint Gregori þe confessour in Cysile was ybore
In holynesse he
ladde his lif and clene ffram alle hore…
…Bydde we wiþ goede heorte to him þat Apostoyle is of
Þat he by ffore oure lord crist oure neode
Attributed Title: Gregorius (RT)
12.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605)
, ff. 49-50
SEint gregory þe confessoure in cicille was y bore
he ladde his lyf þat he nere for lore…
…bydde we hym myldelyche apostel of englonde
þat he to
oure lord criste oure nede vnderstonde
Attributed Title: Gregori (RT)
13.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301
, ff. 39-40v
SEin gregory þe confessor in Cysile was y bore
In holynesse he
ladde is lyf þat is soule ner for lore…
…Praye we him wiþ gode herte apostel of engelonde
he to fore oure lord crist oure nede vnder stonde
Attributed Title: De sancto Gregorio (f. 39, by scribe in margin beside first line);
18.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223
, ff. 75-76v
SAynt Gregorye þe Confessour in Cisill was he born
he lad his lyf to save his soule vnlorn…
…And þer is called saynt gregory Apostel of
Þonked be god & saynt gregory of his swete sond
Attributed Title: Saynt Gregorie (RT); Saynt Gregory (RT)