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Saint Simon and Saint Jude two brethren were
Lives of SS. Simon and Jude in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Simon and Jude, saints, lives of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 43 (SC 6924), ff. 160-162v
First Lines:
SEyn Symon & seynt Iude twei breþeren were
Marie sones cleophe as oure bokes ous doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…þer seynt Symon & seynt Iude þe holi apostles tweie
Endede hor lif in martirdom & to heuene wende beie
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 199v-201v
First Lines:
Seint symon & seint iude to breþerin were
Marye sonys cleophe as þe bok vs doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu crist al myȝtey king for loue of hem to
scheldin vs fram helle pyne nowþe & euer mo
Attributed Title: Seint Simon and Seint iude twey apostlus (f. 199v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 96va-98rb
First Lines:
SEint Symon & seint Iude tweye breþeren were
Maries sones Cleophe as oure bok vs doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…þus seint Symond & seint Iude þe holy apostles tweye
Endede here lif in martirdom & to heuen wente beye
Note: Two columns per page, one full-line, the other half-line.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 225 (SC 14716), ff. 17-19v
First Lines:
Seynt Symon & seynt Ivde tweyn bretheren þei were
Marye Cleophe hir modir was þus the book vs doth lere…
Last Lines:
…God ȝeue vs grace þat we alle may comyn to þat ioyful lyf
& marie queen of heuyn halle pray for vs for ȝour ioyes lyf
Attributed Title: Symon & Iude apostolorum (f. 17)
5.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 57, f. 116v
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 3039, ff. 20-22v
First Lines:
Sayne Symon & sayne Iude two brethir þei were
Mary sones Cleophe als our bokes vs lere
#eir modre was our lady systre als þe storye sai
Sayne Jacob als hir sone was whas day falleȝ in þe may…
Last Lines:
…þus þeȝ two haly men saynt Symone & Sayne Iude
Endid þair lyfe in martirdome & vntil heuene gode
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 145, ff. 166v-168v
First Lines:
Sein symon & sein Iude tweie breþeren were
Marie sones cleop he as oure boc us deþ lere…
Last Lines:
…And sixti þousond men also to cristendom hi broȝte
Wiþ oute children and wymmen þoru miracle þat hi wroȝte…
Note: Ends imperfectly.
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: 2.448-56.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2344, pp. 459-461
First Lines:
Twey luþere men þat ham made as godes fforþer hi ffounde þere
Zaroes and Arphaxat þe schrewes made þo luþer chere…
Last Lines:
…Þus Seint Simon and Seint Iude þe holy Apostles tweye
Endede hare lif in martirdom and to heuene wente beye
Note: Parts of 14 lines on p. 459, parts of 12 lines on p. 460 because most of page torn away; and last 44 lines on p. 461.
Attributed Title: Simon & Iudas (RT)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.25 (605), ff. 250v-252v
First Lines:
SEint symon & seint Iude twey broþeren were
Marie sones cleophe as bokes ous doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…Þus seint symon & seint Iude þe holy appostlis tweye
endede here lif in marterdom & to heuene wende beye
Attributed Title: Symon & Iude (RT)
10.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius D.IX, f. 156
11.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2810 [olim Allan of Darlington], f. 91v
12.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2891, f. 160
13.Source: London, British Library Harley 2277, f. 139v
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: 2.448-56.
14.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 32v-34v
First Lines:
Seyn Symon & Seyn iude tweye breþren were
Marie sones cleophe as vr bokis vs doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…þus Seyn Symon & Seyn Iude þe holy apostles tweye
Ended hor lyf in Martyrdom & to heuene wente beye
15.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 223, ff. 195-198
First Lines:
SAynt symond & saynt Iude two breþeren were
Marie sones Cleophe as oure bokes dos vs lere…
Last Lines:
…Þus saynt symond & Iude þe holy aposteles twey
Ended her lyf in martirdom & to heuene wenten beye Amen
Note: In the last line, the scribe wrote ‘he[m]’, then placed two dots (like a diaresis mark) over the word and in the margin repeated the two dots with the correction ‘heuen’.
Attributed Title: Saynt symond & Iude (RT)
16.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 54 [olim Weld, sold Sotheby’s, lot 57, June 24, 1980], ff. 150-151v
First Lines:
Seynt Symon and seint Iude two breþeren were
Mary sones Cleophe as vs þe boke doþ lere…
Last Lines:
…Þus seynt Symon and seynt Iude holy apostels tweye
Ended her lif in marterdome and to heuene wente beye
Attributed Title: Vita Sanctorum Simonis et Iude (f. 150)