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Found Records:
London, Lambeth Palace Library 260
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 283 (NME).
Number 1282-6
1.   f. 1ra-1va   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / That onefold God is aye steadfast
Prologue of the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 1202-8
2.   f. 1va-1vb   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 4689-10
3.   ff. 1vb-2va   Saint Mark begins his gospel
Gospel for the First Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-10
4.   ff. 2vb-3rb   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6047-8
5.   ff. 3rb-4rb   Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 11-13
6.   ff. 4rb-4vb   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 4720-11
7.   ff. 4vb-5rb   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Says that Saint John the Baptist
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5353-4
8.   ff. 5rb-6rb   The king Herod with mickle unright
Herod and John the Baptist: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5671-3
9.   ff. 6rb-7rb   This day Saint John the gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2760-9
10.   ff. 7rb-7vb   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 6771-4
11.   ff. 7vb-8vb   Woe and wandreth walks wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5160-9
12.   f. 8vb   That may ye by Saint Martin see
Saints Martin, Anthony, and Machary: exempla in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5345-6
13.   f. 9rb   The Jews made every year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5511-8
14.   f. 11vb   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-8
15.   f. 13ra   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-10
16.   f. 13vb   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-8
17.   f. 14va   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 4714-8
18.   f. 15ra   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-10
19.   f. 15va   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-8
20.   f. 15vb   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 64-10
21.   ff. 16rb   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 5982-8
22.   f. 16vb   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 528-10
23.   f. 17rb   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2516-9
24.   f. 17va   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-10
25.   f. 18rb   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 5161-9
26.   f. 18vb   That may ye see by a lady
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 548-11
27.   f. 20vb   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 2561-9
28.   f. 21ra   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 150-7
29.   f. 21va   A rich man by old days / Thought for to leave this worlds plays
The Monk Mawryne, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4673-9
30.   f. 22rb   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6166-10
31.   f. 22vb   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-7
32.   f. 23ra   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 62-6
33.   f. 23vb   A hende knight hight Placidas / But a heathen man
Legend of St. Eustace, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4715-7
34.   f. 27va   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6037-7
35.   f. 28rb   To wilderness yode a young man
How a Hermit put another into Wanhope, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3391-7
36.   f. 29ra   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 2758-8
37.   f. 29va   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 4670-6
38.   f. 30ra   Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5159-8
39.   f. 30va   That may we see by Saint Bede
St. Bede and the Birds: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4636-2
40.   f. 30vb   Saint John the good gospeller
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2761-11
41.   f. 31va   It was a rich man o land / Full far beyond the sea woning
Piers Toller, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 487-8
42.   f. 33ra   An hermit woned in a wastern
The Hermit and the Thieves, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2560-5
43.   f. 33va   In our gospel Matthew says us
Gospel for Palm Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 65-9
44.   f. 34ra   A holy man stood on a day
A Man in the Devil’s leash, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4692-6
45.   f. 34va   Saint Mark in our gospel shows
Gospel for Easter Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4672-8
46.   f. 35va   Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 290-6
47.   f. 36ra   An holy man at preaching sat / And thought that sermon wonder sweet
The Devil in Church, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4643-5
48.   f. 36rb   Saint John the Gospeller us shows
Gospel for First Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5183-7
49.   f. 36v   That was well on Saint Edmund seen
St. Edmund and the Devil; Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4640-7
50.   f. 36vb   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to his disciples said
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2763-8
51.   f. 37rb   It was an Earl of much might / Beyond the sea Sir Theobald he hight
Count Theobald, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4628-6
52.   f. 37vb   Saint John in our Gospel shows
Gospel for the Third Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 66-10
53.   f. 38ra   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 4627-7
54.   f. 38va   Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4638-9
55.   f. 38vb   Saint John the Gospeller says us / that til his disciples said
Gospel for the Fifth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6284-8
56.   f. 39rb   When Christ was risen from dead to life
Gospel, ‘In die Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 23-10
57.   f. 39va   A Christian priest was called Carpus
The story of Carpus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 601-4
58.   f. 39vb   As I find written of a king / That never would laugh…
The Melancholy King, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5955-6
59.   f. 39vb   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5675-11
60.   f. 40rb   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-13
61.   f. 40va   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4639-9
62.   f. 40vb   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5598-4
63.   f. 41ra   There was a woman of ill fame
Story of Thais in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3716-8
64.   f. 41rb   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 5179-1
65.   f. 41rb   That time that Saint John Baptist
Story of the Baptism of Christ, from the Northern Homily Cycle (Homily for Trinity Sunday)
Number 5839-8
66.   f. 41va   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-8
67.   f. 41vb   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-8
68.   f. 42rb   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2465-10
69.   f. 42rb   In a wilderness an hermit found
The Hermit and the Angel, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 791-9
70.   f. 42vb   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 1797-8
71.   f. 43ra   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-11
72.   f. 43rb   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-8
73.   f. 43va   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-8
74.   f. 44ra   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-9
75.   f. 44rb   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4710-4
76.   f. 44vb   Saint Matthew in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4669-6
77.   f. 45ra   Saint Luke says in this gospel
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-8
78.   f. 45rb   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-8
79.   f. 46rb   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2491-12
80.   f. 46rb   In England by old days / Were kings seven as gest us shows
King Oswald and the Hermit, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-8
81.   f. 47rb   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-8
82.   f. 48ra   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-12
83.   f. 49ra   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 490-9
84.   f. 51va   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 4679-7
85.   f. 51va   Saint Luke the gospeller will say
Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6113-7
86.   f. 52vb   Unto his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2764-9
87.   f. 53vb   It was once a gardener / That to God was both lief and dear
The Thrifty Gardener, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1796-7
88.   f. 54rb   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of this day
Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1843-6
89.   f. 54va   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 2473-7
90.   f. 55vb   In Antioch beyond the sea
Pelagia: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2766-8
91.   f. 55vb   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 4711-8
92.   f. 57ra   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2765-9
93.   f. 57va   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 2563-8
94.   f. 58ra   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 479-10
95.   f. 58vb   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 5674-8
96.   f. 59va   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4606-4
97.   f. 60rb   Saint Gregory a tale us tells
Gregory’s Aunts: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4637-6
98.   f. 60va   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 4548-6
99.   f. 61ra   Saint Basil telleth soothfastly
The Despised Nun: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4721-7
100.   f. 61rb   Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 125-8
101.   f. 61va   A monk was in Religion / And to backbiting was ever boune
The Backbiting Monk, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5673-7
102.   f. 61vb   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3406-8
103.   f. 62ra   Many winter witterly / Ere Christ were born of our Lady
Story of Queen Esther, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4641-8
104.   f. 63ra   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to the Jews said Jesu
Gospel for Passion Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4642-5
105.   f. 63ra   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 3615-1
106.   f. 66vb   My hope maiden I ask and crave
Six couplets spoken by Anima, the Virgin Mary, Filius, Pater, translating six Latin lines with medial rime, ‘O spes in morte’ etc.
Number 5398-71
107.   f. 101   The might of the Father Almighty
The Pricke of Conscience, sometimes attributed to Richard [Rolle of] Hampole
Number 476-10
108.   f. 295vb   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets