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Listeneth lordings lief and dear / Ye that will of the Sunday hear
‘þe visions of seynt poul’ — 346 lines in couplets
Note: For other versions, see 4814, 5491, 6112.
Title(s): ‘þe visions of seynt poul’
Subjects: Paul, saint; legends, of the afterlife
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 230rc-231ra
First Lines:
Lustneþ lordynges leof and dere
Ȝe þat wolen of þe sonday here…
Last Lines:
…Bi wȝuche seruyse we may come
To vre lord god and wiþ him wone
Attributed Title: Þe visions of seynt Poul wan he was rapt in to paradys (f. 230vc)
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.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Vision der heiligen Paulus.” Englische Studien 1 (1877): 293-9: 295-9.
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 223-32.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 251-60.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 32vb-32vc
First Lines:
Listneþ lordynges leof and dere
Ȝe þat wolen of þe sonday here…
Last Lines:
…And poul asked of hym þere
What Maner men þat þei were…
Note: Lines 1-124 only. Three folios missing following f. 32 (i.e., between the medieval foliation on the versos, in rubric roman numerals, ‘CCX’ and ‘CCXiiij’ on f. 33v).
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.