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Listen goodmen with your leave
Founding of the Feast of the Conception (in Cursor Mundi)
Note: For other versions, see 104, 6690.
Title(s): Cursor Mundi
Subjects: miracles; Conception, feast of; instruction, religious
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 14 (SC 3894), ff. 106rb-107rb
First Lines:
Listenes godemen wiþ ȝour leue
laþ me were ȝou to greue
þat ȝe mi talkin þink togh
for me þink neuer mare I nogh…
Last Lines:
…haue merci on vs now & ay
& namely atte our ending day
Attributed Title: Of þe concepcioun of our lauedi / puplist bi an angel on þe see (f. 106rb)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1416-29.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.III, ff. 138rb-139vb
First Lines:
[L]isten god men wit your leue
Wele lath me war yow for to greue…
Last Lines:
…Sco dos us her to serue hir sua
Þat we be wit hir euer and .A.
Note: Space was left for enlarged initial ‘L’, which was left blank.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1416-29.
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. Domesday Book. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1833: 2.99 (Introduction).
3.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 14rb-15vb
First Lines:
[L]istnis mi god men wit ȝor lef
Wel lase me war you for to gref…
Last Lines:
…Sco deri vs her to serue hir sua
Þat we be wit hir euera a
Note: With a prologue of 114 lines (from 6690).
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1416-29.
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: xv-xxi.
4.Source: Göttingen, Göttingen University Library Theol.107, ff. 163va-165ra
First Lines:
[L]Istes gode men wid ȝur leue
ful lath me war ȝu forto greue…
Last Lines:
…Scho do vs here at serue hir sua
þat we be wid hir euer and a Amen
Note: Preceded (f. 163rb) by introductory couplet.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1416-29.