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This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 192rc-192vb
First Lines:
Þis day Witsonday Is cald
ffor wit and wisdam seuen fold…
Last Lines:
…ffor Boxumnes is vre gospelle
A tale þer of I wol ow telle
Attributed Title: Si quis diligit me sermonem meum (f. 192rc)
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.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 130v-132v
First Lines:
þis daie wittsondaie es callde
ffor witte & wisdome seuene falde…
Last Lines:
…ffor bowsomnes es in oure spell
A tale þareof i will ȝou tell
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. c.3 (SC 30516), f. 2ra
First Lines:
I do als my fadir bad me
Als swa say swa be ho[ ]…
Last Lines:
…And for buxomnes es in our go[ ]
A tale þer of will I ȝhow telle
Note: Last 13 lines only.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. b.17 [olim Robartes], no. 152 (two leaves), ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
…And fyndys in me nokyn foly
Bot þat þis warld wele wett þat i…
Last Lines:
…ffor berriþ [ ]re godpell
A tayl þare of I wyll ȝou tell
Note: Corresponds to Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), fol. 132-132v; imperfect at beginning because just fragment; 20½ couplets.
Editions:
Nevanlinna, S. “A Note on the Robartes MS of the Northern Homily Collection.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 67 (1966): 58-66: 58-66.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 211-215
First Lines:
Þis day Witsononday es calde
ffor wit and wisdevne seuen falde…
Last Lines:
…ffor buxomnes es in oure godspelle
A tale þere of wille I ȝowe telle
Attributed Title: In die Pentecosten secundum (p. 211)
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 132v-134
First Lines:
This day witsonday is cald
for wisdom & wit seuene fald…
Last Lines:
…for buxomnes is in oure Gospelle
a tale þer of I wile ȝow telle
Attributed Title: In die Pentecostes Euangelium secundum Iohannem Cao 14 Si quis diligit me sermonem meum seruabit Et pater meus diliget eum & cetera (f. 132v)
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 88v-90
First Lines:
Þis day wytte sononday es calde
ffor wytte and wysdome seuen falde…
Last Lines:
…ffor bonesomnes es in oure gospell
A tale þare of wyll I ȝow tell
8.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 194va
9.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 95rb
10.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 94-95
First Lines:
…In my name shall my fadir it sende
And in ȝow shall his wysdome lende…
Last Lines:
…ffor bowsommes is oure spell
A tale þer of I will þow tell
Note: Last 78 lines only.
11.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 40rb
12.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 111-113
First Lines:
Þis day Wyt sunday is callyd
ffor Wyt and wysdome sondyrfald…
Last Lines:
…ffor buxumnys is in oure gospell
And a tale þare off I will ȝow tell
Attributed Title: In die pentecostes (f. 111)
13.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 97-98v
First Lines:
Thys day of whissonday es cald
for wyll & wysdom seuen fald…
Last Lines:
…And for buxsomnes es in oure gospell
a tale þere of I wyll ȝow tell
Attributed Title: In die pentecostis Secundum Iohannem (f. 96v)