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The king Herod with mickle unright
Herod and John the Baptist: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 5725.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: John the Baptist, saint; Herod
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 46v-48v
First Lines:
Kyng herode wiþ moche myht
reste his brother wif þat hiht…
Last Lines:
…vn to þe blisse þat haþ non endynge
Oure lord crist thedir vs brynge
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 16v-19
First Lines:
Þe kyng herode with mykyll vn ryght
Reft hys broþer wyfe þat hyght…
Last Lines:
…Vnto þat blys þat has nane endynde
Oure lorde ihesu vs þithyr brynge
3.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 21rb-22va
First Lines:
þe king Herode wit mikel unriht
Raeft his broþer his wif þat hiht…
Last Lines:
…To blis þat may has non ending
Our lauerd Iesus þider us bring
Editions:
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 38-46.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, ff. 5rb-6rb
First Lines:
Þis kyng herode with vn right
Reft hys broþer wyf þat hyght…
Last Lines:
…To blys þat neuere may hafe endyng
Oure lord Ihesu þidyre vs bryng Amen
Attributed Title: Narracio (f. 3v)
5.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 3v-6
First Lines:
Þe kinge herod with mokyll vnryghte
Reft hys brothyr wyff þat heghte…
Last Lines:
…To blys þat may haff no endynge
loueryd ihesu vs thedyr brynge
Note: Begins two lines earlier, with usual last two lines of 4720.
Attributed Title: Narracio (f. 3v)