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DIMEV 4991
IMEV 3191
NIMEV 3191
Some time was a monk in Savenay a holy man and good
The Monk who wished the least Joy of Paradise
Note: For the version in the Northern Homily Cycle, see 66.
Subjects: monks; exempla



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 29, ff. 142-143
First Lines:
Sum tyme was amonk in sauenay A holy man & goode
A bysy preyer boþ nyȝt & day In euery place where he ȝode…
Last Lines:
…lady for þy ioyes fyve Modyr of mercy myld quene
Wisse vs in þe way of lyve To þe blisse þat hath none ende
AMEN
deo gracias
Attributed Title: Of þe leste ioy / of paradise (f. 142, margin)