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A great lord in a land gan wone
Story of the Wise Son, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: Wise Son, story of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), ff. 235v-237
First Lines:
A grett lord in land con wone
þat had Afayr chyld to son…
Last Lines:
…& ryse apon þe last day
To com to þat blys þat lastes ay
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 364-366
First Lines:
A grete lorde in a lande gon wonne
Þat had a faire childe to sonne…
Last Lines:
…And rise vpon þe last day
And wende to blisse þat lastes ay
Attributed Title: narracio de filio dimitis sancto monacho inuita patre qui videbat iuuenes mori sicut & senes (p. 364)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 214v-215v
First Lines:
A Gret lord in a land gan wone
þat had a fayr child to sone…
Last Lines:
…And rise vp on þe laste day
& wend to blis þat lastiþ ay
Attributed Title: narracio de filio dimitis sancto monacho inuita patre qui videbat iuuenes mori sicut & senes (p. 364)