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Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
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. 186rc-186vb
First Lines:
Seint Luc seiþ how disciples two
þat wiþ Ihesu was wont to go…
Last Lines:
…And makeþ mon slepe for dronknes
And holde so to for worþnes
Attributed Title: Duo ex discipulis Ihesu ibant in Castellum (f. 186rc)
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. 112v-114v
First Lines:
Saynte luk saise how dissiples two
þat wiþ iesu was wont to go…
Last Lines:
…Oure lorde vs schelde fra his stelinge
And to þe blisse of heuene vs bringe
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. 180-183
First Lines:
SEynt Luk telles vs howe disciples tuo
þat with ihesu was wonte to go…
Last Lines:
…And dos þem slepe for dronkonnes
And bowe donne til forworthnes
Attributed Title: fferis iia in ebdomade Pasche secundum Lucam (p. 180)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 119-120v
First Lines:
SEynt Luke seyth how disciplis two
þat with ihesu were wonid for to go…
Last Lines:
…& makiþ a man slepe for drunkenes
and holde so to forworthnes
Attributed Title: fferia 2a in Ebdomade Pasche Euangelium secundum Lucam (f. 119)
5.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 186rb
6.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 88ra
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 93-93v
First Lines:
Saint luke sais how disciples twa
That with ihesu was wont to ga…
Last Lines:
…To Ierusalem þan torned þay
And fand þere when þei com thider…
Note: A considerable portion of this text is missing, possibly a whole quire is missing. The text ends abruptly on line 71 of an 174-line verse item, and the next folio goes straight into the the next homily (5675-10).
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 35va
9.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 96-97v
First Lines:
Seint luc saith how dysciplis two
Þat with ihesu ware wont to go…
Last Lines:
…God is worde for to here
Oure loueryd vs schyld ffro his pychere
ffor here to lyggyth a lytill tale
How he makyth men drynk gostely duale
þat makyth men slepe ffor drunkenys
And helde to for worthnys
Note: This MS ends four lines earlier, with last four above as first four of 489.
Attributed Title: Feria secunda ebdomade paschalis (f. 96)
10.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 82-83v
First Lines:
Saynt luke telles how his discipillis twa
þat ware wonte wyth cryste to ga…
Last Lines:
…ge gers men slepe for dronkennes
and to dwell in mykyll vnworthynes
Attributed Title: fferia secunda in ebdomada pasche Secundum Lucam (f. 82)