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Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Virgin Mary, Assumption of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 128-131
First Lines:
SEynte marie godes moder fram þe apostles nas noȝt
þo þe holi gost awitsoneday among hem was ibroȝt…
Last Lines:
…So þat heo was of sixti ȝer ar heo were henne Inome
Nou god ous grante uorþ wiþ hire to þe Ioie of heuene come
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 154v-156v
First Lines:
Seint marye goddes modir fram þe apostlis nas nouȝt
þo þe holy gost a whitsonday among hem was I brouȝt…
Last Lines:
…Now Iesus for þin modir loue vs leue þedir to wende
& bringe vs to þe ioye of heuene þat is wit outen ende
Attributed Title: Þe somsion of oure ladi (f. 154v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 50va-51va
First Lines:
SEint Marie godus Moder fro þe Apostles was heo nouht
Þo þe holigost on Witsonenday among hem was i brouht…
Last Lines:
…So þat heo was of sixti ȝer er heo weore heonne i nome
Nou God vs graunte forþ wiþ hire to þe ioye of heuene come. 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 Eng. poet. d.200, ff. 7v; 10-12v
First Lines:
SEinte marie godis modir fram þe apostlis nas noȝt
þo þe holi gost awit sonedai amonge hem was ybroȝt…
Last Lines:
…þere uore sike men al dai wel þilke a boute hym soȝte
& criden on hym deolfolliche þat hem to hele broȝte
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 80va-82ar
First Lines:
SEint Marie goddes moder fro þapostles nas nouht
þo þe holy gost on witsonday among hem was brouht…
Last Lines:
…So þat she was sixty ȝer er she were hennes y nome
Nou god vs graunte forþ with hire to þe ioye of heuene come
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
6.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 94
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039, ff. 151v-154
First Lines:
Mary Cristeȝ modre dere with þe Apostelȝ was sho
On Witsononday when þe haly gaste fro heuen com þaim to
ffro þe apostelȝ dorste sho noȝt go of þe Jeweȝ sho had slik drede
Bot til þat tyme duellid þaim amange als we in stody rede…
Last Lines:
…Nou goddeȝ modre þou quene of heuen als we hafe traiste in þe
Graunte vs blis þat þou art in Amen so mot it be
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 135v-138v
First Lines:
SEinte marie godes moder fram þe apostles nas noȝt
þo þe holygost a witesoneday among hom was ibroȝt…
Last Lines:
…So þat he was of sixti ȝer þo he was henne Inome
Nou god us granti forþ wiþ hure to þe ioie of heuene come
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: 1.136-48.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 392-396
First Lines:
SEINT Marie godes moder ffram þe Apostles nas nouȝt
Þo þe holy gost a wytsoneday among ham was ybrouȝt…
Last Lines:
…Þo þat ȝeo was of sixty ȝer ar ȝeo wore hennes ynome
Now god vs graunte fforþ wiþ hure to þe ioye of heuene come
Attributed Title: Assumpcio Beate Marie (RT)
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 96-98
First Lines:
SEint mare godys modir fram þe appostlis nas noȝt
þo þe holygost on wyt sonday to hem was y broȝt…
Last Lines:
…so þat heo was of syxty ȝere ar heo were henne nome
Now god ous graunt myd hire to þe Ioie of heuene come
Attributed Title: Assumpcio beati marie (RT)
11.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, f. 155-158v
First Lines:
SEinte Marie godes Moder fram þe apostles nas noȝt
þo þe holy gost awytesoneday among hom was y broȝt…
Last Lines:
…So þat ȝo was of sixty ȝer þo ȝo was henne y nome
Nou god vs granty forþ wiþ hire to þe Ioye of heuene come
Attributed Title: De assumcione sancte Marie Matris domini nostri ihesu cristi (f. 155, by scribe in margin beside first line); Assumpcio Marie (RT)
12.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 126
13.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 214
14.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 131
Note: Lines 1-128 only.
15.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 108
16.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 129v-132v
First Lines:
Seint Mary goddis modere from þe apostels was nouȝt
Whan þe holy goost at whitsonday among hem was brouȝt…
Last Lines:
…So þat she was sixti ȝeer olde er she were hens ynome
God vs graunte for þe loue of hur to þe blisse of hevene come. Amen.