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IMEV 3560
NIMEV 3560
This worlds princes haveth service
Sermo in festo Apostolorum Petri et Pauli’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS which lack the first two lines see 6087; for the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4748; see also 2591.
Subjects: Peter, saint; Paul, saint; Paul, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 251v-253
First Lines:
þir werldes princes hafe seruise
Of þaire seruauntes on all wise…
Last Lines:
…In pouerte all his life he ledde
In mantil & kirtill was he cledde
Note: 454 lines.
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 162v-164
First Lines:
Þir werldys prynces takes seruyse
Of þe seruand in al wyse…
Last Lines:
…In kyrtell and mantell was he clad
And in pouert hys lyf he led
Attributed Title: In die apostolorum petri & pauli (f. 162v)
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 213v-215
First Lines:
Þis worldys princys hauith seruys
Off har seruandys on alkyn wyse…
Last Lines:
…In porte all his lyffe he led
And mantill and kyrtill hym cled
Note: Continues with narrative of Simon Magnus (2591) as if part of same text.
Attributed Title: De sanctis petro et paulo (f. 213v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 77-92.