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IMEV 3012
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Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany 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 Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 40-41v
First Lines:
Saynte mathewe sayse in oure gospell
þat criste come donward of a hill…
Last Lines:
…Als did vnthriue and Gyezie
þat wex vnhale for his gyllerie
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 176rc-176va
First Lines:
Seint Matheu seiþ in vre gospel
Þat crist com doun of an hil…
Last Lines:
…As dide sum tyme Gyeȝi
þat wox vn hol þorwh his gileri
Attributed Title: Cum descendisset Ihesu de monte secute (f. 176rc)
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.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 65-67
First Lines:
SEynt Matheu sais in oure gospell
þat crist come donward of a folle…
Last Lines:
…Als did vnthryuand Gyesie
Wherfore he felle in meselry
Attributed Title: Dominica iiia post octavam Epiphanie secundum Mathium (p. 65)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 68-69
First Lines:
SEynt mathew seyth in oure gospel
Þat crist com doun of an hil…
Last Lines:
…as dide sum tyme Gieȝi
þat wax vnhol þorw Symony
Note: Break between 4714 and 5223 occurs ten lines earlier in this MS.
Attributed Title: cum descendisset ihesus de monte… (f. 68)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 39-40
First Lines:
Sant mathew says in oure gospell
þat criste come dunward of a hyll…
Last Lines:
…Als dyd vnthrewand geneȝye
þat were vn hall thurght hys clergy
Attributed Title: dominica tercia post octabas epiphanie Secundum Matheum (f. 39)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 37-38
First Lines:
Saint mathew sais in our gospell
That cryste come dunwarde of hell…
Last Lines:
…Als dyde vn thrywande geneȝye
That wex vn haile thurgh his clergy
7.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 31ra-31va
First Lines:
sayn matheu sais in our godspelle
Þat crist com dunward of a felle…
Last Lines:
…Als did vnthriuand grezie
Þat wex unhale thoru his giliþe
Attributed Title: Dominica iia post octavam epiphanie secundum matheum (f. 31ra)
Editions:
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 126-33.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 15ra
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 11v-13
First Lines:
Saynt mathew says in oure gospell
þat criste com donwarde on a hyll…
Last Lines:
…als dyde vnthryuand ayeȝie
þat wex lepor for fals symony
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 29v-31
First Lines:
Seint mathew seyth in oure gospell
As crist come donward of a fell…
Last Lines:
…As dyd vnthryvand gyesy
Þat was vnhole þrogh his gylery
Note: Brown and Robbins (1943) incorrectly gives f. 73; MS treats 5223, which follows, as if part of same text.
Attributed Title: Dominica tercia post octavam epiphanie (f. 29v)