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Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Julian the confessor, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. C.38 (SC 30236), f. 43
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 12v-13
First Lines:
SEynt Iulian þe confessour ibore was at rome
Mony men þoruȝ is prechynge to cristendom come…
Last Lines:
…Anoþer seynt Iulian þare is þat men bidteth to uaste
After good In in strange stude wen hii beþ þer of agaste
Attributed Title: seynt Iulyan þe confessour (f. 12v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), f. 150v
First Lines:
Seint Iulyan þe comfessour i bore was at rome
mony mon to cristindom þorw his preching come…
Last Lines:
…at þe ende of ieneuer þis comfessour so deide
god for þe loue of hym vs alle þedir to de
Attributed Title: Seint Iulian þe Comfessour (f. 150v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 16rb1
First Lines:
SEint Iulian þe confessor i bore was at Roome
Mony cuntreis to cristendom þoruȝ his prechinge come…
Last Lines:
…Nou God for þe loue of seint Iulian lete vs here so wisse
Þat we whonne we henne wende come to heuene bliss. A.M.E.N.
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 Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 115v-116
First Lines:
SEint Iulian þe confessour was i bore at rome
Muche folk þoruȝ is prechingue cristine heo bi come…
Last Lines:
…An oþur Seint Iulian þare is þat men biddeth welfaste
After guod Iu in onecouth stude ȝwane heo beoth sore agaste
Attributed Title: Vita sancti Juliani Confessoris (f. 115v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 155-6.
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), f. 5ra-5rb
First Lines:
SEint Iulian þe confessour ybore was at rome
Mani man to cristendom þorw his prechyng come…
Last Lines:
…Atte endyng of Ieneuer þis confessour so hende
Now god for þe loue of him vs all þider sende
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), ff. 11v-12
First Lines:
SEint Iulian þe confessor bore was at rome
Many men to cristindom þour his preching come…
Last Lines:
…At þe ending of geneuer þis confessour so hende
Now god for þe loue of him vs alle þidir sende
Anoþer seint Iulian þer is þat men beden faste
After good herberwe in strong stede whan þei be þer of a gaste
8.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 431, ff. 12-12v
First Lines:
[S]eint Iulian þe confessour ibore was at rome
Many men to cristendom þur his prechinge come…
Last Lines:
…Atte endynge of Iannuer þis confessor so hende
Now god for þe loue of him vs alle þ[ ] sende
Note: Portion of text lost due to mutilation of leaves.
Attributed Title: De sancto Juliano confessore (f. 12)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 12-12v
First Lines:
Sein Iulian þe confessour I bore was at rome
Mony men to cristendom þoru his prechinge come…
Last Lines:
…Atte endynge of geniuer þis confessour so hende
Nou god for þe loue of him us alle þuder 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: 1.31-2.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 117-118
First Lines:
Seint Hilari þo confessour ybore was at Rome
Mony men to cristendom þorw his preching come…
Last Lines:
…Atte endyng of Ianuwer þis confessour goed and hende
Now god ffor þe loue of him vs alle þider sende
Attributed Title: Julianus (RT)
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), f. 34
Attributed Title: Iulian confessour (RT)
12.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 18v-19
First Lines:
SEyn Iulian þe confessor y bore was at Rome
Many men to cistendom þoru his prechinge come…
Last Lines:
…Atte endinge of geniver þis confessor so hende
Nou god for þe loue of him vs alle þuder bringe
Attributed Title: De sancto Iuliano confessor (RT)
13.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 14
14.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 101
15.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 13v
16.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 4
17.Source: London, British Library Harley 2250, f. 77v1
First Lines:
Saynt Iulian þe confessor borne was in Rome
Mony cuntree to cristendome þurgh his prechyng come…
Last Lines:
…An oþer saynt Iulian þer is þat men prayen to fast
Quen men ben gon in strong stydde & of herbare ben aghast
Attributed Title: De Sancto Iuliano Confessor (RT)
18.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 59v-60
First Lines:
SAynt Iulyan þe confessor born was at Rome
Mony cuntry to cristendome þurȝ his prechinge come…
Last Lines:
…Anoþer saynt Iulyan þer is þat men to prayen fast
When men ben in straunge stid & of herbere ben agast
Attributed Title: Saynt Iulyan þe confessour (RT)
19.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 18v-19
First Lines:
Seynt Iulian þe Confessour ybore was at Rome
Many men To cristendome þorgh his preching come…
Last Lines:
…At þe endinge of Ianivere þis confessour so hende
God for þe loue of hym vs alle þidere sende Amen