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There was a woman of ill fame
Story of Thais in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 56 and 4975; non-source-specific edition is Rosenthal (1936), 158.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: Thais, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 133v-134v
First Lines:
þare was a woman of ylle fame
And Taysis was hir riȝt name…
Last Lines:
…þat to god hir saule gaue scho
And so lene god þat we all do . Amen .
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 96-96v
First Lines:
Thar was a woman of ill fame
And taysis was hir riȝt name…
Last Lines:
…That to gode hir saule gefe scho
And swa leue god þat we all do. Amen.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2391, f. 194
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 41ra