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In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel; Purification, feast of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 177va-178ra
First Lines:
In holy Bok fynde we
Þat þis day hath Nomes þre…
Last Lines:
…Now vndurstonde ȝe I wene
What þe feste of þis day wol mene
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 232-234
First Lines:
IN hali boke writen find we
þat þis daie hafe names thre…
Last Lines:
…Now vndirstand maie ȝe i wene
What ye feste of to daie will mene
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 80-84
First Lines:
IN holi boke þen fynde we
Þat þis day has names thre…
Last Lines:
…Bot to þe worschipe of oure lady
Þat owe þis day specialy
Attributed Title: In Purificacione beate Marie virginis secundum Lucam (p. 80)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 74v-76
First Lines:
IN holy bokis fynd we
Þat þis day haþ namys thre…
Last Lines:
…Now vnderstond ȝe I wene
what þe feste of þis day wile mene
Attributed Title: Postquam impleti sunt dies purgacionis et c. (as heading, bottom, f. 74)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 45v-47v
First Lines:
In haly buke fynde we
Þat þis day has names thre…
Last Lines:
…Now may we we vndyrstand & wene
What þe feste of þis day wyll mene
Attributed Title: In purificacione beate marie secundum lucam( f. 45v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 44-46
First Lines:
In haly buke fynde we
That þis day has names thre…
Last Lines:
…Now may þe vndirstande and wene
What þe fest of þis day will mene
7.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 142va
8.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 34vb-35vb
First Lines:
iN hali boc find we
Þat þis dai hafes names thre…
Last Lines:
…Now vnderstand ye I wene
Quat þe fest of to daye wil mene
Attributed Title: In Purificacione beate Marie secundum lucam (f. 34vb)
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
9.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 17va
10.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 19v-21
First Lines:
In haly boke fynde we
þat þis day has names thre…
Last Lines:
…now vndyrstande ȝe I wene
what þe fest of þis day wyll men
Note: Note folio change from Brown and Robbins (1943).
Attributed Title: Purificacio beate Marie Secundum Lucam (f. 19, bottom of page)
11.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 37v-40
First Lines:
In holy boke fyndyt we
Þat þis day hauyth namys thre…
Last Lines:
…Now vndyrstond ȝe I wene
What þe fest of þis day wil mene
Attributed Title: In die purificacionis beate marie (f. 37v)