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Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute]
Number 4689-3
1.   pp. 3-6   Saint Mark begins his gospel
Gospel for the First Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-4
2.   pp. 6-9   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6047-3
3.   p. 9   Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 11-4
4.   pp. 13-16   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 4720-3
5.   pp. 16-21   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Says that Saint John the Baptist
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6049-2
6.   p. 21   Today says John the good gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2760-4
7.   pp. 25-29   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 6772-2
8.   pp. 29-31   Woe and wandreth walketh wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 245-3
9.   pp. 32-37   After this brightness and this leam / These herds come to Bethleham
Missa in mane natalis domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5345-3
10.   pp. 37-40   The Jews made every year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 476-4
11.   pp. 40-47   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5511-3
12.   pp. 47-54   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-3
13.   pp. 54-57   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-4
14.   p. 57   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-3
15.   pp. 61-64   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 4714-3
16.   pp. 65-67   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-4
17.   pp. 67-69   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-3
18.   pp. 69-72   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 64-4
19.   pp. 72-76   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 5982-3
20.   p. 76   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 528-4
21.   pp. 77-80   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2516-3
22.   pp. 80-84   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-4
23.   pp. 84-87   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 5161-3
24.   pp. 87-90   That may ye see by a lady
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3106-3
25.   pp. 91-99   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 548-4
26.   pp. 99-100   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 2561-3
27.   pp. 101-110   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4673-3
28.   pp. 110-114   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2758-4
29.   ff. 112-113   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 6166-3
30.   p. 114   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-3
31.   pp. 115-121   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 62-3
32.   pp. 121-124   A hende knight hight Placidas / But a heathen man
Legend of St. Eustace, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4715-3
33.   pp. 125-130   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6037-3
34.   p. 130   To wilderness yode a young man
How a Hermit put another into Wanhope, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4670-3
35.   pp. 135-139   Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5159-5
36.   pp. 138-141   That may we see by Saint Bede
St. Bede and the Birds: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4644-2
37.   pp. 141-145   Saint John the gospeller us tells
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2761-4
38.   pp. 145-153   It was a rich man o land / Full far beyond the sea woning
Piers Toller, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4641-3
39.   pp. 153-158   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to the Jews said Jesu
Gospel for Passion Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 487-2
40.   pp. 158-160   An hermit woned in a wastern
The Hermit and the Thieves, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2560-2
41.   pp. 160-164   In our gospel Matthew says us
Gospel for Palm Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 65-3
42.   pp. 164-166   A holy man stood on a day
A Man in the Devil’s leash, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 3391-3
43.   p. 167   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 2758-3
44.   pp. 170-173   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 4692-3
45.   pp. 173-177   Saint Mark in our gospel shows
Gospel for Easter Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 691-3
46.   pp. 177-180   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 4672-3
47.   pp. 180-183   Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 489-4
48.   pp. 183-184   An holy man at preaching sat / And thought that sermon wonder sweet
The Devil in Church, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4643-3
49.   pp. 184-188   Saint John the Gospeller us shows
Gospel for First Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4640-3
50.   pp. 188-191   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to his disciples said
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5183-4
51.   p. 188   That was well on Saint Edmund seen
St. Edmund and the Devil; Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2763-3
52.   pp. 191-194   It was an Earl of much might / Beyond the sea Sir Theobald he hight
Count Theobald, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4628-3
53.   pp. 194-196   Saint John in our Gospel shows
Gospel for the Third Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 66-4
54.   pp. 196-198   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 4627-4
55.   pp. 198-201   Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4638-4
56.   pp. 201-203   Saint John the Gospeller says us / that til his disciples said
Gospel for the Fifth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6284-3
57.   p. 203   When Christ was risen from dead to life
Gospel, ‘In die Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 23-4
58.   pp. 206-208   A Christian priest was called Carpus
The story of Carpus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5955-3
59.   p. 208   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 644-3
60.   pp. 209-211   As it befell of a rich king
The Melancholy King, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5675-5
61.   pp. 211-215   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-6
62.   pp. 215-216   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4639-4
63.   pp. 216-217   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 56-4
64.   pp. 217-218   A good tale hereby lies / Of a woman that hight Thais
Thais, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 3716-4
65.   pp. 218-220   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 5839-3
66.   pp. 220-223   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-3
67.   p. 223   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2465-4
68.   pp. 226-228   In a wilderness an hermit found
The Hermit and the Angel, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-3
69.   p. 228   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 791-3
70.   pp. 230-232   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 1797-3
71.   pp. 232-233   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-4
72.   p. 233   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-3
73.   pp. 235-238   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-3
74.   pp. 238-241   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-3
75.   pp. 242-243   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4667-2
76.   pp. 244-245   Saint Luke in our gospel says us
Gospel for Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4669-2
77.   pp. 245-248   Saint Luke says in this gospel
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-3
78.   pp. 248-254   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-3
79.   pp. 254-255   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2491-4
80.   pp. 255-261   In England by old days / Were kings seven as gest us shows
King Oswald and the Hermit, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-3
81.   pp. 262-266   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-4
82.   pp. 272-282   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4679-3
83.   pp. 282-283   Saint Luke the gospeller will say
Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 490-4
84.   pp. 283-290   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 6113-3
85.   f. 290   Unto his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2764-4
86.   pp. 293-299   It was once a gardener / That to God was both lief and dear
The Thrifty Gardener, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-3
87.   p. 296   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1796-3
88.   pp. 299-301   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of this day
Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4607-3
89.   pp. 301-306   Saint Gregory sayeth it was a clerk
Dying Monk sees Dragon: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2766-3
90.   pp. 306-311   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 4711-3
91.   pp. 311-314   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2765-3
92.   pp. 314-316   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 2563-3
93.   pp. 316-323   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 479-4
94.   pp. 323-327   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 5674-3
95.   pp. 327-334   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4637-2
96.   pp. 334-337   Saint John the good gospeller / Tells us as I said you here
Gospel for the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4548-2
97.   pp. 337-341   Saint Basil telleth soothfastly
The Despised Nun: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4721-3
98.   pp. 341-347   Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 125-3
99.   pp. 347-349   A monk was in Religion / And to backbiting was ever boune
The Backbiting Monk, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5673-3
100.   pp. 349-351   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3406-3
101.   pp. 351-357   Many winter witterly / Ere Christ were born of our Lady
Story of Queen Esther, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4722-1
102.   pp. 357-364   Saint Matthew the Evangelist
Gospel for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity in two MSS of the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 59-2
103.   pp. 364-366   A great lord in a land gan wone
Story of the Wise Son, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4635-1
104.   pp. 366-373   Saint John the good Evangelist
Gospel for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1234-2
105.   pp. 373-377   Example here of verily
Dove flies from Mouth of Unchaste Monk, in Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets