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Some while I was with sin I-bound
La Estorie del Euangelie — 1876 lines in monorhyming quatrains
Note: See 442, 1954 for the end of this work preserved separately; and 1907 for extracts totalling 260 lines inserted in one MS of the ‘Northern Passion’, printed Foster (1913).
Title(s): La Estorie del Euangelie
Subjects: translations; scripture texts, paraphrases; Christ, life of
Versification: — four-line — aaaa, aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. C.38 (SC 30236), f. 71v
Editions:
Campbell, Gertrude H. “The Middle English ‘Evangelie.’” PMLA 30 (1915): 529-613, 851-3: 545-610.
Millward, Celia, ed. The Estorie del Evangelie: A Parallel-Text Edition. Middle English Texts 30. Heidelberg: Winter, 1998.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 105ra-105vc
First Lines:
Sum while ich was wiþ sunne i bounde
And sunne me hath icast to grounde…
Last Lines:
…He schal his of sunne bringe
As crist and lord of alle þinge…
Note: 396 lines; ends imperfectly due to loss of folios 106-113.
Attributed Title: la estorie del Euangelie en engleis (f. 105ra)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “La Estorie de Euangelie.” Englische Studien 8 (1885): 259-75: 254.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 1.1-11.
Millward, Celia, ed. The Estorie del Evangelie: A Parallel-Text Edition. Middle English Texts 30. Heidelberg: Winter, 1998.
3.Source: London, Dulwich College 22, ff. 81v-85v
First Lines:
Sum whyle i was wyt sinne ibunde
Ant sinne me hauid cast to grunde…
Last Lines:
…Ant of nazaret him bi gan to hye
Ant to bethleem weys guye…
Note: 519 lines; ends imperfectly.
Editions:
Campbell, Gertrude H. “The Middle English ‘Evangelie.’” PMLA 30 (1915): 529-613, 851-3: 545-80.
Millward, Celia, ed. The Estorie del Evangelie: A Parallel-Text Edition. Middle English Texts 30. Heidelberg: Winter, 1998.
4.Source: London, University of London Sterling Library V.17 [olim Clopton], ff. 97va-111vb
First Lines:
[S]um while iwas with synne ibounde
& synne me haþ i caste to brounde…
Last Lines:
…ffor wo hem was of þe tyþynge
& serew made & grete mornynge…
Note: 2209 lines. Ends imperfectly at l. 1672.
Editions:
Millward, Celia, ed. The Estorie del Evangelie: A Parallel-Text Edition. Middle English Texts 30. Heidelberg: Winter, 1998.