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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31
Number 5537-2
1.   ff. 1-4   The worthiest thing most of goodness
The Lay Folks’ Mass Book
Number 6195-2
2.   f. 4   Welcome Lord in form of bread
A prayer at the ‘leuacion’ — ten lines
Number 1282-2
3.   ff. 5v-7v   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / That onefold God is aye steadfast
Prologue of the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 1202-4
4.   ff. 7v-8   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 4689-5
5.   ff. 8-10   Saint Mark begins his gospel
Gospel for the First Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-5
6.   ff. 10-11v   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6047-4
7.   f. 11v   Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 11-6
8.   ff. 14-15   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 4720-5
9.   ff. 15v-16v   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Says that Saint John the Baptist
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5353-2
10.   ff. 16v-19   The king Herod with mickle unright
Herod and John the Baptist: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6049-3
11.   f. 19   Today says John the good gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2760-6
12.   ff. 21-23   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 6771-2
13.   f. 23   Woe and wandreth walks wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 245-5
14.   ff. 24v-25v   After this brightness and this leam / These herds come to Bethleham
Missa in mane natalis domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5160-5
15.   ff. 25v-27   That may ye by Saint Martin see
Saints Martin, Anthony, and Machary: exempla in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5613-1
16.   ff. 27-27v   These Jews made each year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 476-6
17.   ff. 30-32   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5511-5
18.   ff. 32-34v   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-6
19.   f. 33v   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-5
20.   ff. 34v-35v   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-5
21.   ff. 37-39   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 4714-5
22.   ff. 39-40   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-6
23.   ff. 40-41   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-5
24.   ff. 41-42   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 5982-5
25.   f. 41v   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 64-6
26.   ff. 42-43v   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 528-6
27.   ff. 44v-45v   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2516-5
28.   ff. 45v-47v   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-6
29.   ff. 47v-48v   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 5161-5
30.   ff. 48v-50v   That may ye see by a lady
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3106-5
31.   ff. 50v-54v   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 548-6
32.   ff. 54v-55   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 2561-5
33.   ff. 55-56v   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 150-4
34.   ff. 56v-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 4673-5
35.   ff. 59-61   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6166-5
36.   f. 59   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-5
37.   ff. 61v-64   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 62-5
38.   ff. 64-72v   A hende knight hight Placidas / But a heathen man
Legend of St. Eustace, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4715-5
39.   f. 72v   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6284-5
40.   f. 75   When Christ was risen from dead to life
Gospel, ‘In die Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5955-5
41.   f. 77   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4628-5
42.   ff. 81-81v   Saint John in our Gospel shows
Gospel for the Third Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 66-6
43.   ff. 81v-82v   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 4627-6
44.   ff. 82v-84   Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4638-6
45.   ff. 84-85   Saint John the Gospeller says us / that til his disciples said
Gospel for the Fifth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-5
46.   f. 84   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-5
47.   f. 85v   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 23-6
48.   ff. 86-87   A Christian priest was called Carpus
The story of Carpus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 601-2
49.   ff. 87v-88v   As I find written of a king / That never would laugh…
The Melancholy King, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5675-7
50.   ff. 88v-90   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-6
51.   f. 88v   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-8
52.   ff. 90-90v   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4639-6
53.   ff. 90v-91   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 56-6
54.   ff. 91-91v   A good tale hereby lies / Of a woman that hight Thais
Thais, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 3716-6
55.   ff. 92-92v   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 5839-5
56.   ff. 92v-94   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2465-6
57.   ff. 95-95v   In a wilderness an hermit found
The Hermit and the Angel, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 791-5
58.   ff. 96v-97v   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 1797-5
59.   ff. 97v-98   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-5
60.   ff. 99-100v   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-5
61.   ff. 100v-102   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-5
62.   ff. 102-103   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4667-3
63.   ff. 103-103v   Saint Luke in our gospel says us
Gospel for Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-5
64.   f. 103   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4669-3
65.   ff. 103v-104v   Saint Luke says in this gospel
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-5
66.   ff. 104v-107v   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-5
67.   ff. 107v-108v   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2491-6
68.   ff. 108v-111   In England by old days / Were kings seven as gest us shows
King Oswald and the Hermit, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-5
69.   ff. 111v-113   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-6
70.   ff. 116-120v   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2766-5
71.   f. 129   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 2473-3
72.   ff. 130-133   In Antioch beyond the sea
Pelagia: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4711-5
73.   ff. 133v-135v   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2765-5
74.   ff. 135v-136v   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 2563-5
75.   ff. 136v-140   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6313-2
76.   f. 138   When Gods son conceived was
Gospel for Friday of the Third Week in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 479-6
77.   ff. 140-141v   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 5674-5
78.   ff. 141v-145   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4606-2
79.   ff. 145-146v   Saint Gregory a tale us tells
Gregory’s Aunts: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4637-4
80.   ff. 146v-147v   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 4721-5
81.   ff. 147v-150v   Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 125-5
82.   ff. 150v-151   A monk was in Religion / And to backbiting was ever boune
The Backbiting Monk, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5673-5
83.   ff. 151-151v   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3406-5
84.   ff. 151v-154v   Many winter witterly / Ere Christ were born of our Lady
Story of Queen Esther, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4642-3
85.   f. 154v   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 4247-3
86.   ff. 154v-155v   Oft then have ye heard tell
Euangelium in vigilia Sancti Iohannis Baptiste’ in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5035-3
87.   ff. 155v-156   Still then stood Sir Zacharie
Gospel, ‘In die sancti Iohannis ad missam matutinalem,’ in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2572-2
88.   ff. 158-162v   In Rome was once a rich man / That hight forsooth Euphemian
Life of St. Alexius, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5800-2
89.   ff. 162v-164   This worlds princes haveth service
Sermo in festo Apostolorum Petri et Pauli’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2591-3
90.   ff. 164-167   In that time thus befell / A false man began to spell
Simon Magus, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3124-8
91.   ff. 167-189v   Listeneth now I will you tell / Of mickle pity I may you spell
‘Northern Passion’