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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.145 (NME).
Number 1282-1
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 1202-1
2.   ff. 2v-4   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 4689-1
3.   ff. 3-5   Saint Mark begins his gospel
Gospel for the First Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-1
4.   ff. 5-7   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6047-1
5.   ff. 7-9v   Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 11-2
6.   ff. 9v-10v   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 4720-1
7.   ff. 10v-12   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Says that Saint John the Baptist
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5725-2
8.   ff. 12-15   This king Herod with unright
Herod and John the Baptist, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5671-1
9.   ff. 15-17   This day Saint John the gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2760-3
10.   ff. 17-19   It was a man as I heard say / That to Saint James took the way
The Pilgrim to St. James, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6771-1
11.   ff. 19-20v   Woe and wandreth walks wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 245-1
12.   ff. 20v-21v   After this brightness and this leam / These herds come to Bethleham
Missa in mane natalis domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5160-2
13.   ff. 21v-23v   That may ye by Saint Martin see
Saints Martin, Anthony, and Machary: exempla in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5345-1
14.   ff. 23v-24v   The Jews made every year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 476-2
15.   ff. 25-30   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5511-1
16.   ff. 30-34   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-1
17.   ff. 34-35v   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-2
18.   ff. 35v-38   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-1
19.   ff. 38-40   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 4714-1
20.   ff. 40-41v   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-2
21.   ff. 41v-42v   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-1
22.   ff. 42v-44   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 64-2
23.   ff. 44-46   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 5982-2
24.   ff. 46-47   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 528-2
25.   ff. 47-48v   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 3106-2
26.   ff. 48v-53   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 548-2
27.   ff. 53v-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 2561-2
28.   ff. 54-56   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 150-1
29.   ff. 56-59   A rich man by old days / Thought for to leave this worlds plays
The Monk Mawryne, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4673-1
30.   ff. 59v-61v   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6166-1
31.   ff. 61v-62v   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-2
32.   ff. 62v-65v   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 62-1
33.   ff. 65v-79   A hende knight hight Placidas / But a heathen man
Legend of St. Eustace, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4715-1
34.   ff. 79v-82v   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6037-1
35.   ff. 82v-85   To wilderness yode a young man
How a Hermit put another into Wanhope, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3391-2
36.   ff. 85-87v   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 2758-2
37.   ff. 87v-89   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 4670-1
38.   ff. 89-92   Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5159-2
39.   ff. 92v-94   That may we see by Saint Bede
St. Bede and the Birds: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4644-1
40.   ff. 94-96   Saint John the gospeller us tells
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2761-3
41.   ff. 96-101   It was a rich man o land / Full far beyond the sea woning
Piers Toller, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4641-1
42.   ff. 101-104   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to the Jews said Jesu
Gospel for Passion Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 487-1
43.   ff. 104-104v   An hermit woned in a wastern
The Hermit and the Thieves, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2560-1
44.   ff. 105-107   In our gospel Matthew says us
Gospel for Palm Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 65-2
45.   ff. 107-108v   A holy man stood on a day
A Man in the Devil’s leash, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4692-1
46.   ff. 108v-110v   Saint Mark in our gospel shows
Gospel for Easter Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 691-1
47.   ff. 110v-112v   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 4672-2
48.   ff. 112v-114v   Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 489-2
49.   f. 114v   An holy man at preaching sat / And thought that sermon wonder sweet
The Devil in Church, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4643-1
50.   ff. 115-116v   Saint John the Gospeller us shows
Gospel for First Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5183-2
51.   ff. 116v-117   That was well on Saint Edmund seen
St. Edmund and the Devil; Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4640-2
52.   ff. 117-119   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to his disciples said
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2763-2
53.   ff. 119-121   It was an Earl of much might / Beyond the sea Sir Theobald he hight
Count Theobald, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4628-1
54.   ff. 121-121v   Saint John in our Gospel shows
Gospel for the Third Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 66-2
55.   ff. 121v-123v   A holy monk had great yearning / In his life to see tokening
The Monk who wished to see the least Joy in Paradise, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4627-1
56.   ff. 123v-125   Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4638-1
57.   ff. 125-126v   Saint John the Gospeller says us / that til his disciples said
Gospel for the Fifth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6284-1
58.   ff. 126v-127v   When Christ was risen from dead to life
Gospel, ‘In die Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 23-2
59.   ff. 127v-128v   A Christian priest was called Carpus
The story of Carpus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5955-2
60.   ff. 129-129v   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 601-1
61.   ff. 129v-130v   As I find written of a king / That never would laugh…
The Melancholy King, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5675-2
62.   ff. 130v-132v   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-2
63.   ff. 132v-133   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4639-1
64.   ff. 133-133v   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5598-1
65.   ff. 133v-134v   There was a woman of ill fame
Story of Thais in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3716-1
66.   ff. 134v-135v   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 5839-2
67.   ff. 135v-137   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-2
68.   ff. 137-138v   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2465-3
69.   ff. 138v-139v   In a wilderness an hermit found
The Hermit and the Angel, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-1
70.   ff. 139v-140   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 791-1
71.   ff. 140-141v   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 1797-1
72.   ff. 141v-142v   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-2
73.   ff. 142v   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-1
74.   ff. 143v-145v   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-1
75.   ff. 145v-147   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-2
76.   ff. 147-148   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4710-1
77.   ff. 148-149   Saint Matthew in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4669-1
78.   ff. 149-150v   Saint Luke says in this gospel
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-2
79.   ff. 150v-154   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-1
80.   ff. 154-155   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2491-2
81.   ff. 155-158v   In England by old days / Were kings seven as gest us shows
King Oswald and the Hermit, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-1
82.   ff. 158v-161   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-1
83.   ff. 161-164v   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-2
84.   ff. 164v-174   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4679-1
85.   ff. 174-175   Saint Luke the gospeller will say
Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 490-2
86.   ff. 175-179v   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 6113-1
87.   ff. 179v-182   Unto his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2764-3
88.   ff. 182-187   It was once a gardener / That to God was both lief and dear
The Thrifty Gardener, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1796-1
89.   ff. 187-188   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of this day
Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1843-1
90.   ff. 188-192v   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 2766-2
91.   ff. 192v-195v   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 2473-2
92.   ff. 195v-202   In Antioch beyond the sea
Pelagia: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4711-1
93.   ff. 202-205   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2765-2
94.   ff. 205-206v   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 2563-2
95.   ff. 206v-210v   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 479-2
96.   ff. 210v-212v   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 5674-1
97.   ff. 212v-215v   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4721-1
98.   ff. 224-226v   Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 125-1
99.   ff. 226v-227   A monk was in Religion / And to backbiting was ever boune
The Backbiting Monk, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5673-1
100.   ff. 227-228   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3406-2
101.   ff. 228-231v   Many winter witterly / Ere Christ were born of our Lady
Story of Queen Esther, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4642-1
102.   f. 231v   Saint John the gospeller / Tells as I shall you lere
Gospel for the Twenty-fourth (according to some MSS the Twenty-fifth) Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2516-2
103.   ff. 232-234   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-2
104.   ff. 234-265v   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 3438-1
105.   ff. 235v-238   Mary the mild of whom I mean / Is Gods mother…
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — preceded by eighteen introductory lines
Number 4247-1
106.   ff. 238-239v   Oft then have ye heard tell
Euangelium in vigilia Sancti Iohannis Baptiste’ in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5035-1
107.   ff. 239v-243   Still then stood Sir Zacharie
Gospel, ‘In die sancti Iohannis ad missam matutinalem,’ in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2572-1
108.   ff. 243-251v   In Rome was once a rich man / That hight forsooth Euphemian
Life of St. Alexius, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5800-1
109.   ff. 251v-253   This worlds princes haveth service
Sermo in festo Apostolorum Petri et Pauli’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2591-1
110.   ff. 253-257v   In that time thus befell / A false man began to spell
Simon Magus, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle