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DIMEV 3106
IMEV 1912
NIMEV 1912
Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Note: For the text in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4724.
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. 178va-179rc
First Lines:
Lustneþ and I wol ow telle
What Matheu seiþ in vre gospelle…
Last Lines:
…ffor wymmen made him God forsake
And to Maumetes worschupe make
Attributed Title: Simile est regnum celorum homini pater familias (f. 178va)
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. 48v-53
First Lines:
Lythis all i sall ȝow tell
What mathewe sais in þis gospell …
Last Lines:
…ffor wymmen gert him god forsake
And to mawmetes wirschipe make
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. 91-99
First Lines:
HErkenes and I sale ȝowe telle
What Matheu sais in oure godspelle…
Last Lines:
…And sithen gart wymmen him forsake
His god and to maumetes take
Attributed Title: Dominica prima Septuagesime secundum Mathium (p. 91)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 79-82v
First Lines:
LIsteniþ & I wile ȝow telle
What Matthew seyth in his gospelle…
Last Lines:
…ffor women made him god forsake
& to mawmetis worschipe make
Attributed Title: Simile est regnum celorum homini patri familias qui exiit primo mane conducere &c. (f. 79)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 50v-54v
First Lines:
Lystens and I sall ȝou tell
What mathew sayes in oure gospell…
Last Lines:
…ffor women gert hym god for sake
And vnto mawnentry hym take
Attributed Title: Dominica in septuagesima euangelium (f. 50v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 49-53
First Lines:
…To a husband þat harly yode
To hyr werkman at do his dede…
Last Lines:
…ffor women gart hym god for sake
And to mawmotes wyrchip make
Note: This item is incomplete: it appears that a folio preceding it is missing, because part of the last item is missing (5161-7) and the first four lines of this item are also missing.
7.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 43v-48
First Lines:
Herkyn and I schal ȝow tell
What seynt matew sayth in oure gospell…
Last Lines:
…ffor woman made hym god forsak
And to mawmentys wyrschop mak
Attributed Title: Dominica in septuagesima (f. 43v)
8.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 24v-29
First Lines:
Lythes now I sall ȝow tell
what mathew says in oure gospell…
Last Lines:
…ffor women gert hym god for sake
and mawmentes wyrchipe for to make
Attributed Title: Dominica lxx secundum Matheum (f. 24v)