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Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Peres, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 62-62v
First Lines:
SEyn Peres þe frere prechour In þe cite of beronye
Ibore was of mysbilievned men þat were al in eresie…
Last Lines:
…At þe endyng of aueryl he þolede Martirdom
God ous bringe to þulke Ioie þat his soule to com
Attributed Title: syn peres þe frere prechoure (f. 62)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 144-144v
First Lines:
Seint peter þe frere prechour In þe cite of veronye
I bore was of mysbyleued men þat were al in erersyȝe…
Last Lines:
…now god for þe loue of seint peter bring vs to þilke blisse
þer þat he is brouȝt to & þer of þat we ne mysse
Attributed Title: Seint petir þe frere prechour (f. 144)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 28rb2-28va
First Lines:
SEint Peter þe frere prechour in þe Cite of Veronye
I bore was of luþur Men þat weren in heresye…
Last Lines:
…Atte ende of Aueril he þolede Martirdom
God vs bringe to þat Ioye þat his soule to com. 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.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 42vb-43ra
First Lines:
SEint peres þe frere prechour In þe cite of veronie
Bore was of misbileued men þat were in herisie…
Last Lines:
…Atte ending of Aueril he tholede martirdom
God vs bringe to þilk Ioye þat is soule to com
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), f. 93v
First Lines:
SEint petir þe frere prechour in þe cite of veronye
Bore was of mys bileued men þat were in heresye…
Last Lines:
…Atte endynge of auerille he þolid martirdom
God vs bringe to þat ioye þat his soule to com
Note: 19 couplets.
6.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, ff. 34-34v
First Lines:
Seinte Peres þe frere prechour in þe Cyte of Veronie
Bore was of mysbyleuede men þat were alle in eresie…
Last Lines:
…Atte endynge of aueril he þolede martirdom
God vs bringe to þulke ioye þat his soule to com
Attributed Title: vita sancti Petri fratris predicatorum (f. 34)
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, f. 61v
First Lines:
Sein Peres þe frere prechour In þe cite of veronie
Ibore was of misbileuede men þat were al in heresie…
Last Lines:
…Atte endinge of aueril he þolede martirdom
God us bringe to þulke þat is soule to com
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: 1.162-3.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 262-263
First Lines:
Seint Peris þe ffrere prechour in þe Cite of Veronye
Ybore was of mysbyleouede men þat þo were in heresye…
Last Lines:
…Atten ende of þe mounþe of Aueril he þolede þis martyrdom
God vs bringe to þulke ioye þat his soule to com
Attributed Title: Petrus Predicator (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), f. 62v
First Lines:
SEint peres þe frere prechure in þe cite of versie
bore was of mysbyleued men þat were in eresie…
Last Lines:
…atte þan endyng of aueryl he þoled marterdom
god ous bringe to þulke Ioie þat his saule to come
Attributed Title: peres frere prechure (RT)
10.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 73-73v
First Lines:
SEin peres þe frere prechour in þe cite of veronye
y bore was of mys byleued men þat wore al in herisye…
Last Lines:
…Atte ending of Aueril he þolede Martirdom
God vs bring to þulke Ioie þat is soule to com
Attributed Title: De sancto petro predicatore (f. 73, by scribe in margin beside first line); petro predicatore (RT)
11.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 65v
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 143
13.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 71
14.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 36v