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DIMEV 4731
NIMEV see 3029
Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Note: For Part I, see 4732; for Part III, see 5451.
Subjects: Michael the archangel, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 151v-154
Note: Part I occurs elsewhere in this MS (f. 138-139v).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 151v-154
First Lines:
Seint mychel in nouembre haþ ek anoþer day
by fore þe feste of seint luk as ich ȝou telle may…
Last Lines:
…& þat we moot oure soules saue & come to þilke blisse
Þat euere is wit outen ende & neuer ne chal mysse
Note: With Part I.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 53vb-54va
First Lines:
SEint Mihel in Nouembre haþ ek a noþur day
Bi fore þe ffeste of seint Luk as I ow telle may…
Last Lines:
…ffor þauh þei out of helle ben þei schulle nouȝwher route
Þat þei þe brennynge of helle wiþ hem heo bereþ a boute
Note: With Part I; III occurs later in the MS (f. 291vb).
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 Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), f. 132
Note: With Parts I and III.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Legende des heilige Michael nach MS Laud 108.” Jahrbuch für romanische und englische Sprache und Literatur 13 (1874): 150-80: 154-80.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Early South-English Legendary. EETS o.s. 87 (1887; repr. 1987): 299-322.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 88ra-89vb
First Lines:
Seint Michel in Nouembre haþ eke an oþer day
bifore þe feste of seint luk As I ȝou telle may…
Last Lines:
…ffor þauh þei out of helle beo þei ne shul so at route
þat þei þe brenyng of helle Wiþ he ne beren aboute
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
6.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 104
Note: With I and III.
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039, ff. 1-4v
First Lines:
Sayn myghell þe archangell & hiis felaws also
Are be twene god & vs to chew what we sall do
A day þei hafe in þe ȝere thuþh all cristindam
Be a meracle of sayn myghell þat holy day vs cam…
Last Lines:
…ffro þat fire he vs cheld πat lord is most of myght
Thurgh þe praier of sayn Myghell prynce of angels bryght Amen
Note: With I and III.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 80v-84
First Lines:
In þe monethe of septembere he haues a noþer daye
Be for þe fest of sant luke als I you tell may…
Last Lines:
…Saynt Mighell þe archangel to þe we crieþ & pray
Quen we are dede oure saules þu lede to blisse þat lastis ay
Note: With I and III.
Editions:
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 215-27.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 150-153v
First Lines:
Sein Michel in nouembre haþ ek anoþer day
Biuore þe feste of sein luc as ich ȝou telle may…
Last Lines:
…ffor þei hi out of helle be hy ne ssolle so at route
Þat hi þe bernynge of helle wiþ hom ne bereþ aboute
Note: With I and III.
Attributed Title: De Sancto Michaele in monte tomba (f. 150)
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: 2.402-28.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 415-421
First Lines:
Seint Michel in Nouembre haþ an oþer day
By ffore þe ffeste of Seint Luk as ich ȝow telle may…
Last Lines:
…Now god ffor þe loue of Seint Michel vs lete such lif lede
Þat we mote to heuene come after þat we beoþ dede
Note: With I and III.
Attributed Title: Michael In monte tumba (RT)
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 80-83
First Lines:
SEint michel in nouembre haþ eke an oþer day
by for þe feste of seint luc as ic ȝou telle may…
Last Lines:
…for þey hii oute of helle be hii ne schulleþ so at route
þat hii þe bernyng of helle with hem ne bereþ aboute
Attributed Title: Michel (RT)
12.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 171v-175v
First Lines:
SEin Michel in nouembre haþ eke anoþer day
By fore þe feste of sein Luke as y ȝou telle May
Last Lines:
…for þey he oute of helle be hy ne ssolle so at route
þat hy þe bernynge of helle wiþ hom ne bereþ aboute
Note: With I and III.
Attributed Title: De sancto Michaele in Monte tomba (f. 171v, by scribe in margin beside first line); Michaele (RT)
13.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 149v
Note: Occurs separately.
14.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 224v
Note: With I and III.
15.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 136
Note: With I and III; lines 1-4 missing.
16.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 122
Editions:
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 137-47.
17.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 4-10
First Lines:
Seynt Michel in nouembre haþ Eke anoþer day
by fore þe feste of sent Luk as ich ȝou telle may…
Last Lines:
…for þey hii out of helle ben hii ne schulle nouȝt at route
þat hii þe brennynge of helle wiþ heom ne bereþ aboute
Note: Interrupted by 5451; ends “Amen”; Brown and Robbins (1943) records this as beginning on f. 2.
18.Source: London, College of Arms, Arundel 8, ff. 70v-74v
First Lines:
Seynt Michael in Nouembre hath eke a nother day
Bifore the feste of Seint luke as I yow telle may…
Last Lines:
…ffor that þei oute of helle þei ne shullen nouȝt so aroute
that þei the brynnyng of hell with hem beryn aboute
Note: With I and III.
Attributed Title: Sancti Michelis in monte tumba (f. 70v, margin, in rubric)
19.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 172v-181
First Lines:
Saynt Michel in Nouembre has ȝett anoþer day
Bifore þe feste of saynt luke as I telle may…
Last Lines:
…Now god þat vs soule ȝafe graunte vs hit so rede
Þat saynt Mighel hit mot fonde & tofore oure lord lede Amen
Note: With I and III.
Attributed Title: Saynt Michel (RT)