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In Rome was once a rich man / That hight forsooth Euphemian
Life of St. Alexius, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: Alexius, saint, life of; saints’ lives
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 243-251v
First Lines:
In Rome was anes a riche mane
þat hight forsothe eufemyane…
Last Lines:
…And lene vs so oure liue to lede
þat we mai all haue heuene to mede
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 174-88.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 158-162v
First Lines:
In Rome was ones a ryche mane
Hys name was haten Eufemyan…
Last Lines:
…Þai may be seker of heuen mede
Our lord vs blys and þeder vs lede
Attributed Title: Narracio (f. 158)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 174-88.
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 207-213v
First Lines:
In rome wos onys aryche man
Þat heygh Sir Ewfemyan…
Last Lines:
…And gyfe vs gras oure liffe to lede
Þat we may þare take oure mede
Attributed Title: relacio (f. 207)