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Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Note: Same as lines 357-390 of Sancta Crux in Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486) — see 5337.
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Quiriac, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 71-71v
First Lines:
SEyn quiriac þat biscop was prechede godes lawe
Iulian þe luþer emperour broȝte him of lif dawe…
Last Lines:
…& is soule to heuene wende after þis tormentynge
God uor þe loue of seynt quiriac to þulke Ioie ous bringe
Note: 34 lines.
Attributed Title: seyn quiriac (f. 71)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 58-61.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 284v-285
First Lines:
Seint quiriac þat bysschop was prechid goddus lawe
Iulian þe liþir emperour brouȝt him seþþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…& his woule [sic] wente to heuene after his tormenting
now good for þe loue of hym to þilke ioy vs bring
Attributed Title: Seint quiriak þe bisschop (f. 284v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 30ra1
First Lines:
SEint Quiriac þe Bisschop prechede Godus lawe
Iulian þe luþur Emperour brouht him seþþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…His soule wente to þe Ioye of heuene aftur his tormentynge
Crist for þe loue of seint Quiriac to þulke Ioye vs bringe 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.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 58-61.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 45va-46ra
First Lines:
SEint Quiriak þat bishop was prechede godes lawe
Iulian þe luþer emperour brought sithe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…And his soule to heuene went after his turmentinge
God for þe loue of seint quiriak to þilke Ioye vs bringe
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 17 (SC 9837), ff. 99-99v
First Lines:
SEint quiriak þer aftir bischop was & prechid goddis lawe
Julian þe wickid emperour brouȝte him siþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…And his soule to heuyn wente after þis turmentynge
God for þe loue of seint quiriak to ioye þou vs bringe
Note: 17 couplets.
6.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, ff. 38v-39
First Lines:
Seint Quiriake þat bischop was prechede godis lawe
Iulian þe luþer emperour broȝte him suþþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…And his soule to heuene wente after his turmentynge
God for þe loue of seint Quiriak to þulke ioye vs bringe
Attributed Title: Vita sancti Quiriaci (f. 38v)
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, f. 67v
First Lines:
Seyn quiriak þat bissop was prechede godes lawe
Iulian þe luþer emperor broȝte him suþþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…And is soule to heuene wende after þis tormentynge
God for loue of sein quiriak to þulke ioie us bringe
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: 1.179-80.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, p. 273
First Lines:
Seint Quyriak þa Bisschop was prechede godes lawe
Iulian þe luþer Emperour þer ffore suþþe him brouȝte of dawe…
Last Lines:
…And his soule to heuene wente after his turmetynge
To þulke ioye þat he is ynne god vs alle brynge
Attributed Title: Quiriacus (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 95v-96
First Lines:
SEint quirac þat bischop was prechyd godys lawe
Iulianj þe luþer emperour broȝt hym suþþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…& his saule to heuene wende after his turmentynge
god for þe loue of hym to þulke Ioie ous bringe
Attributed Title: Quirac Episcope (RT)
10.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10301, ff. 79v-80
First Lines:
SEin quiriac þat bissop was prechede godes lawe
Iulian þe luþer emperor broȝt him suþþe of dawe…
Last Lines:
…And is soule to heuene wende after þis tormentinge
God for loue of sein quiriac to þat Ioye vs bringe
Attributed Title: De sancto quiriaco (f. 79v, by scribe in margin beside first line); Quiriaco (RT)
11.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 74
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, f. 151
13.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 77
14.Source: London, British Library Harley 2250, ff. 81-81v
First Lines:
Saynt quyriak þe bisshop preached goddis lawe
& Iulian þe luthir emperour him broȝt sithen of dawe…
Last Lines:
…Fader & sone & holy gost he ȝeue vs gode endynge
Saynt elene & saynte quyriak to heuen riche vs brynge
Attributed Title: Saynt Quyriak (RT)
15.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 41
16.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 102-102v
First Lines:
SAynt Quiriac þe bisshop preched goddes lawe
And Iulyan þe liþer emperour him broȝt siþen of dawe…
Last Lines:
…ffader & sone & holy gost he ȝeue vs gode endinge
Saynt Quiriac & saynt Elyn to heuen riche vs bringe Amen
Attributed Title: Saynt Quiriac (RT)
17.Source: Winchester, Winchester College 33, f. 44v