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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 153
IMEV 90
NIMEV 90
A Sexton was in an Abbey / Of the Order of Monks grey
The Incontinent Monk drowned, a miracle of the Virgin — in couplets
Subjects: Virgin Mary, miracles of; monks, tales of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 126vc
First Lines:
A Sexteyn was in an Abbey
Of þe Ordre of Monkes grey…
Last Lines:
…Gret wonder þei hedden hem among
Whi þe sexteyn was so long…
Note: 4 lines; ends imperfectly due to loss of fols. 127-166.
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Altenglische Marienlegenden aus Ms. Vernon zum ersten Mal.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 56 (1876): 221-40: 236.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 166-7.