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In that time thus befell / A false man began to spell
Simon Magus, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: Occurs as lines 123-346 of 5800-1.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: Simon Magus
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 253-257v
First Lines:
In þat tyme þus it be fell
A fals man be gan to spell…
Last Lines:
…To þat ilk blisse he vs bringe
þat for oure lufe on rode walde hinge
Attributed Title: Symon magus (f. 253)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 78-80.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, f. 146v
First Lines:
A fals prophete þat was Symon cald
& seyde he myhte don wht he wald…
Last Lines:
…Amen I rede we alle singe
ffor of þat blisse is non endinge
Note: Variant beginning, following 6087 without a break.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 164-167
First Lines:
In þat tyme þus by fell
A fals man by gan to spell…
Last Lines:
…Tyll þat blys he bryng vs
Oure Lord dere swete ihesus Amen
Attributed Title: Hic Expliciunt Euangelia (f. 167)
4.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 215-218
First Lines:
A fals prophete wos Symon cald
And said he myght do what he wald…
Last Lines:
…And to þat same blysfull bywyst
Brynge vs oure loure ihesu crist
Note: No heading or other indicator of separate text, so treated as part of 5800.