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A tale hear now thee shall / According to our Mater all
Wife who hung her husband’s shirt by her bed, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: domestic life; exempla
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 185va-185vc
First Lines:
A tale heere nou ȝe schal
A cordynge to vre Mater al…
Last Lines:
…Þat he vs bringe wiþ him to lende
In to his Blisse wiþ outen ende. Amen.
Attributed Title: Hou a wyf ongede hoere husboundes scherte at hoere bed forto haue moynde off hym (f. 185rc)
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. “Die Evangelien-Geschichten der Homiliensammlung des Ms. Vernon.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 57 (1877): 241-316: 274.