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DIMEV 4644
IMEV 2942
NIMEV 2942
Saint John the gospeller us tells
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 4636; for the text in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4649.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 94-96
First Lines:
SAynte Ione þe gospellere vs telles
þe gospell of to daie and spelles…
Last Lines:
…þat may ȝe be a tale here
þat i will now to ȝow lere
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 141-145
First Lines:
Seynt Ione þe euangelist vs telles
Þis day in one of his godspelles…
Last Lines:
…Þat may ȝe by a tale here
þat I wille telle if ȝe wille here
Attributed Title: Dominica in medio quadragesime secundum Iohannem (p. 141)
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], f. 86
First Lines:
Seint Ion þe gospellere vs tellyth
þe gospell of to day and spellyth…
Last Lines:
…Crist lokyd hym a boute and saw
þat moche folk gan to hym draw…
Note: Fragment of fourteen lines only, with note in Latin at end, ‘Et cetera omnia qui sequitur require in vltimo euangelio dominicalium quia ibi debet io id quod hic erit (f. 86); Hanna records as if this appeared on f. 89.
Attributed Title: Dominica quarta quadragesime (f. 86)
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 251.