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Saint Quintin the martyr of the country was of Rome
Life of St. Quintin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Quintin, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 162v-164v
First Lines:
SEyn Quintyn þe martyr of þe contreie was of rome
Vor godes loue he þolede much as he to heuene come…
Last Lines:
…Hi seie heuene openy þet aȝen In heo flei anon
Nou god uor þe loue of seynt qiutyne ous bringe þuder echon
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 282v-284v
First Lines:
seint quintin þe marter of þe contre was of rome
for goddus loue he þolid deþ or he to heuin come…
Last Lines:
…Þey seyȝ heuin opin þer aȝen in he fley anon
now god for þe loue of hym bring vs þedir echon
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 98rb-99ra
First Lines:
SEint quyntyn þe martir of þe countreie of Rome
ffor godes loue þolede deþ er he to heuen come…
Last Lines:
…þei seyen heuen opene þer aȝein & he fley in anon
God for þe loue of seint quintyn þider vs bring echon
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
4.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 118v
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039, ff. 22v-24
First Lines:
Sayne quentyne þe haly martir of þe contre of Rome
ffor goddeȝ lufe he tholed mekil or he to heuene come
An Emperoure þer was at Rome þat hight Maximian
He garte torment whore so he fande any cristen man…
Last Lines:
…And heuen opend þer agayne with ioy & myrth gude wone
Nowe godde for lufe of Sayne Quintyne brynge vs þedre ilkone
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 461-464
First Lines:
Seint Quyntyn þe martyr of þe countre was of Rome
ffor godes loue he þolede muche ar he to heuene come…
Last Lines:
…Hi seye heuene openy þer aȝen yn he ffley anon
Now god ffor þe loue of Seint Quyntyn bringe vs þuder echon
Attributed Title: Sanctus Quintinus (RT)
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 252v-254
First Lines:
SEint quintyn þe marter of þe contre was of rome
for god he þoled muche or he to heuene come…
Last Lines:
…hii sey heuene opene hure aȝen In heo fley anon
now god for þe loue of seint quintyn ous bringe þuder echon
Attributed Title: quyntyn (RT)
8.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 158rb
9.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 162v
10.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 142
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: 2.456-60.
11.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 34v-36v
First Lines:
Seyn quyntyn þe martyr of þe cuntrey was of Rome
ffor godes loue he þolede moche ar he to heuene come…
Last Lines:
…hii sey heuene openy þeraȝen in heo fley anon
Nou god for loue of Seyn Quyntyn vs brynge þyder echon
12.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 198-200
First Lines:
SAynt Quintyne þe martir of þe cuntrey was of Rome
Miche he þoled for goddes love er he to heuen come…
Last Lines:
…Þai seen heuen open þeraȝeyn & in he flagh anon
Now god for þe love of saynt Quintyn bringe vs þider ychone Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Quintyn (RT)
13.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 151v-153
First Lines:
Seynt Quintyne þe marter was of þe contre of Rome
For goddis loue he þoled pyne er he to heuene come…
Last Lines:
…And heuene opned it aȝein and Inne it fle anon
Now god for þe loue of seynt Quintyne bryng vs þider echon
Attributed Title: Vita sacti Quintini martiris (f. 151v)