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DIMEV 2766
IMEV 1648
NIMEV 1648
It was upon a holiday / As Luke in our gospel gan say
Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4683.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 208rb-208vb
First Lines:
Hit was vppon an holy day
As Luc in vre gospel wol say…
Last Lines:
…And I wol telle ȝou forþi
Hou God hire heled gostly
Attributed Title: Cum Intrassett Ihesu in domum cuidam (f. 208rb)
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.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 192v-195v
First Lines:
It was apon a halidaie
Als luke in oure gospel gon saie…
Last Lines:
…Of þis woman i will ȝow tell
And ȝe will lithen to my spell
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 306-311
First Lines:
Als Seynt Luk til vs wille say
It was vpon an haly day…
Last Lines:
…And slake þe bondes of oure synne
And graunte vs þat blisse þat þou art inne Amen
Attributed Title: Dominica xvija post festum trinitatis secundum lucam (p. 306)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 192-194
First Lines:
AS seynt Luke to vs wile say
it was vp on an haliday…
Last Lines:
…& slake þe bondis of oure synne
and graunte vs þe blisse þat þu art inne Amen
Attributed Title: Dominica xvij post festum sancte trinitatis. Euangelium secundum Lucam. Cum intraret ihesus in domum cuiusdam principis phariseorum sabbato manducare & ce. (p. 192))
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 129
First Lines:
Þat man may well do charite
To hele man on haly day…
Last Lines:
…Of þis woman I wyll ȝow tell
And ȝe wyll lysten to my spell
Note: Lines 1-83 missing because ff. 121-28 missing.
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 12vc-13rc
First Lines:
HIt was vppon an holy day
As luc in vre gospel wol say…
Last Lines:
…And I wol telle ȝow for þi
How god hir heled gostly
Attributed Title: Cum intrasset Ihesus in domum cuiusdum (f. 12vc)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 152-155v
First Lines:
It was apon a haly day
Als luke in owre gospell wyl saye…
Last Lines:
…Of þis woman I wyll ȝow tell
And ȝe wyll listen to my spell
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 55vb
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 156-158v
First Lines:
It was apone a halyday
Als Luke in oure gospell wyll say…
Last Lines:
…And I wyll tell ȝow forthy
How god helyde hyre gastly
Attributed Title: Dominica xxvii post festum sancte Trinitatis Secundum Lucam (f. 156)
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 165-1658
First Lines:
Hit wos a pon an holy day
As Luc in oure gospell will say…
Last Lines:
…And I woll tell ȝow forthi
How god hir helid gostely
Attributed Title: Dominica septima decima post festum trinitatis (f. 165)