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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Addit. 38010
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 465 (NME).
Number 1282-4
1.   ff. 1-2v   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / That onefold God is aye steadfast
Prologue of the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 1202-6
2.   ff. 2v-3   Ere the fulfilling of time was come / Satan had all the folk I-nome
Ratio quare presens opus incipiat dominicam primam aduentus domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4689-7
3.   ff. 3-5   Saint Mark begins his gospel
Gospel for the First Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-8
4.   ff. 5-6v   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6047-6
5.   ff. 7-9   Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 11-8
6.   ff. 9-10   A black monk in an abbey / As fermerer as I heard say
The monk who returned from death, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4720-7
7.   ff. 10-14   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Says that Saint John the Baptist
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6049-4
8.   ff. 14-18   Today says John the good gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6771-3
9.   ff. 18-19v   Woe and wandreth walks wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 245-6
10.   ff. 19v-20   After this brightness and this leam / These herds come to Bethleham
Missa in mane natalis domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5160-6
11.   ff. 21v-22   That may ye by Saint Martin see
Saints Martin, Anthony, and Machary: exempla in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5345-5
12.   ff. 22v-23v   The Jews made every year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 476-7
13.   ff. 23v-28   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5511-6
14.   ff. 28-31v   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-6
15.   ff. 31v-33   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-7
16.   ff. 33-35   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-6
17.   ff. 35-37   Saint John tells us a tale
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle, with a short Narratio, The Mother of St. Thomas of Canterbury
Number 4714-6
18.   ff. 37-38   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-7
19.   ff. 38-39   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-6
20.   ff. 39-40v   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Tells us today how Christ
Gospel for the Third Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 64-7
21.   ff. 40v-42   A holy man beyond the sea / Was bishop of a great city
The Knight who did penance among worms, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5982-6
22.   ff. 42-42v   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 528-7
23.   ff. 42v-44   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2516-6
24.   ff. 44-46   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-7
25.   ff. 46-47v   A tale of this feast have I heard / How it once of a widow fared
The Widow’s Candle, in the Northern Homily Cycle (Purification) — in couplets
Number 5161-7
26.   ff. 47v-48v   That may ye see by a lady
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3106-6
27.   ff. 49-53   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 548-7
28.   ff. 53-54   And we find written of an hermit / That lived long without wit
The Hermit who returned to the World, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2561-6
29.   ff. 54-55v   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 150-5
30.   ff. 55v-58v   A rich man by old days / Thought for to leave this worlds plays
The Monk Mawryne, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4673-6
31.   ff. 58v-60v   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6166-6
32.   ff. 60v-61v   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-6
33.   ff. 61v-64v   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4715-6
34.   ff. 64-67   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6037-5
35.   ff. 67-69v   To wilderness yode a young man
How a Hermit put another into Wanhope, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4670-5
36.   ff. 69v-72   Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5159-6
37.   ff. 72-73   That may we see by Saint Bede
St. Bede and the Birds: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4636-1
38.   ff. 73-75   Saint John the good gospeller
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2761-10
39.   ff. 75-79   It was a rich man o land / Full far beyond the sea woning
Piers Toller, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3391-6
40.   ff. 79-81   Man which Adam sin made thrall / Who made us free thou heardest tell
Gospel for the Feast of the Annunciation, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2758-6
41.   ff. 81-82v   It was a knight beyond the sea / That rich man was wont to be
The Virgin Mary comes to the Devil instead of his Victim, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4641-5
42.   ff. 82v-85   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to the Jews said Jesu
Gospel for Passion Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 487-4
43.   ff. 85-86   An hermit woned in a wastern
The Hermit and the Thieves, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2560-4
44.   ff. 86-87v   In our gospel Matthew says us
Gospel for Palm Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 65-5
45.   ff. 87v-89   A holy man stood on a day
A Man in the Devil’s leash, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4692-5
46.   ff. 89-91   Saint Mark in our gospel shows
Gospel for Easter Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 691-5
47.   ff. 91-92v   As we may by Saint Martin see / That was so full of charity
St Martin and the Naked Pilgrim, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4672-7
48.   ff. 93-93v   Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5675-10
49.   ff. 94-95   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-9
50.   ff. 95-95v   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4639-8
51.   ff. 95v-96   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5598-2
52.   ff. 96-96v   There was a woman of ill fame
Story of Thais in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3716-7
53.   ff. 97-97v   Now are the feasts made of Christ
Gospel for Trinity Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle (including the story of the Baptism of Jesus — see 5179 — which also occurs separately); eight 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, with …‘I take my leue’ refrain
Number 5839-7
54.   ff. 98-99v   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-7
55.   ff. 99v-101   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2465-7
56.   ff. 101-101v   In a wilderness an hermit found
The Hermit and the Angel, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-7
57.   ff. 101v-102   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 791-7
58.   ff. 102v-103v   Before time that good angel wrought / But God him self
The Fall of the Angels and the Creation of Man, in Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 1797-7
59.   ff. 103v-104v   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-8
60.   ff. 104v-105v   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-7
61.   ff. 105v-107   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-7
62.   ff. 107v-109   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-8
63.   ff. 109-110   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4710-3
64.   ff. 110-111   Saint Matthew in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4669-4
65.   ff. 111-112   Saint Luke says in this gospel
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-7
66.   ff. 112-116   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-7
67.   ff. 116-116v   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2491-8
68.   ff. 116v-120   In England by old days / Were kings seven as gest us shows
King Oswald and the Hermit, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-7
69.   ff. 120-122v   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-7
70.   ff. 122v-126   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-8
71.   ff. 126-134   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4679-6
72.   ff. 134-135   Saint Luke the gospeller will say
Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 490-7
73.   ff. 135-139   An holy man was parish priest / And loved a friend that woned him next
The Adulterous Parish Priest, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 6113-6
74.   ff. 139v-141v   Unto his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2764-7
75.   ff. 141v-146v   It was once a gardener / That to God was both lief and dear
The Thrifty Gardener, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1796-6
76.   ff. 146v-147v   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of this day
Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1843-4
77.   ff. 148-152   He sayeth it was once a clerk / That left the fiend and all his work
Dying Monk sees Dragon, Narratio in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2766-7
78.   ff. 152-155v   It was upon a holiday / As Luke in our gospel gan say
Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2473-5
79.   ff. 155v-162   In Antioch beyond the sea
Pelagia: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4711-7
80.   ff. 162-165   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2765-7
81.   ff. 165-166v   It was once a hende knight / That slew another knight in fight
The Knight who forgave the Slayer of his Father, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2563-7
82.   ff. 166v-170v   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 479-8
83.   ff. 170v-172v   An Emperor was once in Rome / That was righteous in his doom
Gregory and Trajan’s soul, followed by the story of Alexander and the imprisoned Jews, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5674-7
84.   ff. 173-174v   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle