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IMEV 3176
NIMEV 3176
Sometime a king lived in this land
The Melancholy King, a Narratio in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the usual texts see 601 and 644; cf. also 2655.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: exempla
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 194ra
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 94vb
Editions:
Rosenthal, Constance Lowegrund. The Vitae Patrum in Old and Middle English Literature. Philadelphia, 1936; repr. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library, 1974: 156-8.