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The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 5346.
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. 34-35v
First Lines:
The Iewis woned in sere contre
And a contre hight Galilee…
Last Lines:
…ffor bi him takenynge may we take
Ylle feleschipe to forsake
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 175rc-175va
First Lines:
ÞE Iewes woned in heore Cuntre
And in a Cuntre þat hihte Galilee…
Last Lines:
…ffor bi him may we ensaumple take
Vuel cumpaynye to forsake
Attributed Title: Cum factus esset Ihesu cristi ascendentibus (f. 175rc)
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. 54-57
First Lines:
Þe iewes woned in sere contre
And o contre hight Galile…
Last Lines:
…By him may we ensaumple take
Euele felawschipe to forsake
Attributed Title: Dominica prima post octavan Epiphanie secundum Lucam (p. 54)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 63v-64v
First Lines:
IEwis wonid in sere cuntre
Which was clepid Calile…
Last Lines:
…þat may amende him of his sake
& chastise him if he mystake…
Note: Missing last 37 lines.
Attributed Title: Cum factus esset ihesus annorum duodecim ascendentibus parentibus ierusalem et cetera (f. 63v)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 34v-35v
First Lines:
þe iewes dwelled in sere contre
And in one þat hyght galile…
Last Lines:
…ffor by hym may we toknyng take
Yll felowschep to for sake
Attributed Title: Dominica prima post epiphania secundum lucam (f. 34v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 31v-33
First Lines:
The iwes weyndid in sere cuntre
And a cuntre hight galilee…
Last Lines:
…ffor by hym may we ensample take
Ill felyschip forto forsake
7.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 28rb-29ra
First Lines:
þe iowes woned in ser cuntre
And a cuntre hit galile…
Last Lines:
…For bi him we mai bisen bitak
Ille felawschip forto forsak
Attributed Title: Dominica infra octavam epiphanie secundum lucam (f. 28rb)
Editions:
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 107-18.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 13ra
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 6-7v
First Lines:
Þe Iwes woned in sere contre
& in a contre þat hyght galalie…
Last Lines:
…for by hym ensampyll may we take
& yll felichype here for to for sake
Attributed Title: Dominica infra octavas Epiphanie Secundum Lucam (f. 6)
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 24v-25v
First Lines:
Þe iowys wonyd in sere contre
And a contre heght galyle…
Last Lines:
…ffor by hym may we ensapyll tak
Ill felawschyp for to forsak
Attributed Title: Dominica prima post octavam epiphanie (f. 24v)