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Example here of verily
Dove flies from Mouth of Unchaste Monk, in Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Note: Cf. Herbert (1910), 3.67 and 340; Furnivall (1901), 7-12.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: monks, tales of; exempla
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), ff. 237-239
First Lines:
Of on monke of religion
Was fon with fornicacion…
Last Lines:
…þi lusty face in heuyn to se
Amen Amen so mott yt be
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 373-377
First Lines:
Ensaumple here of verraly
I fynde in a ful trewe story…
Last Lines:
…Þi lufli face in heuene to se
Amen amen so myght it be
Attributed Title: De quodam monacho volente nubere filiam pagani (margin, p. 373)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, f. 218
First Lines:
Exsample her of verili
I finde in a ful trewe stori
Of a man of Religioun…
Last Lines:
…Þi louesum face in heuene to se
Amen amen so mote it be
Editions:
Rosenthal, Constance Lowegrund. The Vitae Patrum in Old and Middle English Literature. Philadelphia, 1936; repr. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library, 1974: 151-3.