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Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Virgin Mary, Annunciation to; Annunciation, feast of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. C.38 (SC 30236), f. 82
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), f. 48v
First Lines:
SEynte Marie dai in leynte among oþer dawes gode
Riȝt is uorteholde hei hoso him vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we Ihesu godes sone þat þulke heie dai wroȝte
þat we mote come to þulke Ioie þat he ous to boȝte
Note: 24 lines.
Attributed Title: seynt Mary day in lente (f. 48v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), f. 136v
First Lines:
Seint mary day in lente among oþer dayes gode
yȝt is for to holden hy who so hym ondirstode…
Last Lines:
…now bidde we Ihesus goddes sone þat þulke hy day wrouȝte
bringe vs to þat ilke ioye þat he vs to dere abouȝte
Attributed Title: Seint maridai in lente (f. 136v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 18va1
First Lines:
SEint Marie day in Lente among oþur dayes gode
Riht is forto holden heiȝe hose him vndurstode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we Ihesu Godes sone þat þulke heiȝe day wrouhte
Þat we mote come to þat ilke ioye þat he vs to brouhte 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 Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 24vb-25ra
First Lines:
SEint Mari day in lenton among oþer days gode
Right is forto holden hey Who so him vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we Ihesu godessone þat þilk hey day wroughte
þat we mote come to þe ioye þat he us to a boughte
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), f. 46
First Lines:
SEint mari day in lentoun a mong oþere dais gode
Right is to holde it hiȝe who so it vndirstode…
Last Lines:
…Nov bidde we goddis sone ihesu þat hiȝe day he wrouȝte
Þat we mote come to þat ioye þat he to vs bouȝte
7.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 5
First Lines:
Seint Marie day in leynte among oþere dayes gode
Ryȝt ys for to holde heȝe who so him vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we ihesu godis sone þat þulke heie day wroȝte
Þat we mote come to þulke ioye þat he vs to boȝtee
Attributed Title: Annunciacio domina (f. 5)
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 84-87v
First Lines:
Sauynt Mary day in lentone among hir dayes gude
Is wele worthi halloed to be quo so wele vnder stode…
Last Lines:
…So þat ȝe may on paske day quen ȝe hafe clenly fast
Resafe goddes flesche & his blode worthely at þe laste
Editions:
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 228-9.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 48-48v
First Lines:
Seinte Marieday in leinte among oþer dawes gode
Riȝt is forto holde heiȝe wo so him vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ihesu godessone þat þulke heiday wroȝte
Þat we mote come to þulke ioie þat he to us broȝte
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: 1.127-8.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, King’s College 13, Part II, f. 1
First Lines:
Seint marie dai in lente among oþer daies gode
Riȝt his to holde heye who so it wel vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we Ihesu godes sone þat on þat daie þe wordle wrouȝte
Þat we mote come to þilke ioie þat he vs to brouȝte
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, p. 179
First Lines:
Seint Marie day in leynte among oþere dayes goede
Riȝt is to holde heye who so hit wel vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Now bydde we Ihesu godes sone þat þulke day þe wordle wrouȝte
Þat we mote come to þulke ioye þat he vs to bouȝte
Attributed Title: Annunciacio (RT)
12.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 52*-52*v
First Lines:
SEint marie day in þe lente amonge oþer dawes goude
ryȝt is to holden heye wo so vnderstode…
Last Lines:
…Now bidde we ihesu godes sone þat þulke day wroȝte
Þat we mot com to þulke ioie þat he ous to boȝte
Note: Folio 52* follows folio 52.
Attributed Title: Anunciacio dominica (f. 52*)
13.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 58v-59
First Lines:
SEint Marie day in leinte among oþer dayis gode
Riȝte is for to holde heye ho so him vnder stode…
Last Lines:
…Nou bidde we ihesu godessone þat þulke hey day wroȝte
þat we mote come to þat Ioye þat he to vs boȝte
Attributed Title: De annunciacione dominica (f. 58v, by scribe in margin beside first line); Annunciacio (RT)
14.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 52
15.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 131
16.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 45v
17.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 1v
18.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 39v-40
First Lines:
Seynt Mary day in lent amonge oþer daies good
Right is forto holde hit who it wel vnderstood…
Last Lines:
…Now preie we ihesu goddys sone þat þilk day wrouȝt
Þat we mote come to þat ioye þat he hem to brouȝt