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DIMEV 5725
IMEV 3623
NIMEV 3623
This king Herod with unright
Herod and John the Baptist, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 5353.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: John the Baptist, saint; Herod
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 168va-168vc
First Lines:
Þe kyng Heroude wiþ muchel miht
Refte his broþur wyf þat hiht…
Last Lines:
…To blisse þat haþ non endynge
Vre lord crist þider vs bringe. Amen.
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. 12-15
First Lines:
þis kinge herode wiþ vnright
Reft his broþer his wife þat hight…
Last Lines:
…To blisse þat neuer sall haue endynge
Oure lorde ihesu vs þider bringe . amen .
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Evangelien-Geschichten der Homiliensammlung des Ms. Vernon.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 57 (1877): 241-316: 243.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.