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DIMEV 4637
IMEV 2935
NIMEV 2935
Saint John the good gospeller / Tells us as I said you here
Gospel for the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 6361.
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. 212rc-212vb
First Lines:
Seint Ion þe gude gospellere
Telleþ þat I schal sei ow here…
Last Lines:
…þat may ȝe bi a tale here
þat falleþ wel to vre matere
Attributed Title: Erat quidam Regulus cuius filius infirm (f. 212rc)
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: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 334-337
First Lines:
SEynt Ione þe gode gospellere
Sais þus in oure godspelle here…
Last Lines:
…þat may we se by a tale here
þat acordes til þis matere
Attributed Title: Dominica xxia post festum trinitatis secundum Iohannem (p. 334)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 203-204
First Lines:
SEynt Iohn þe good gospellere
Seyth þus in oure gospel here
A town was callid caphasnaum
to whilk crist was wont to com…
Last Lines:
…& þat may we seen be a tale here
þat acordip to þis matere
Attributed Title: Dominica vicesima prima post festum sancte trinitatis. Euangelium secundum Iohannem (f. 203)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 146v-147v
First Lines:
Seynt Iohn þe gospeler
Telles vs als I sayd ȝow are…
Last Lines:
…Haf mercy on oure soules all
And late vs neuer in syn fall
Attributed Title: dominica xxia post trinitatem Secundum Iohannem (f. 146v)
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 16vb-16vc
First Lines:
SEint Ion þe gospelere
Telleþ þat I scal sei owhere…
Last Lines:
…Þat may ȝe bi a tale here
Þat falleþ wel to vre matere
Attributed Title: Erat quidam regulus cuius filius . inf . (f. 16vb)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
6.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 60va
7.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 175v-177
First Lines:
Saynte Ihon þe gud gospellere
Telles þat I sall say ȝow here
In oure gospell of to day…
Last Lines:
…þat may ȝe se be a tale here
þat falles wele tyll oure matere
Attributed Title: Dominica xxia Secundum Johannem (f. 175v)
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], f. 186v