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Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 5672; for the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4687.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 7-9v
First Lines:
To daye saynte luke tellis vs
In oure godpell what ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Of ataken i herd of tell
þat falles wele till oure gospell
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 167vb-168ra
First Lines:
TO day seynt Luc telleþ vs
In vre gospel þat Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Of a toknyng I haue herd telle
Þat falleþ wel to my spelle
Attributed Title: Erunt signa in sole & luna (f. 167vb)
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.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 9
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 11v
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 30358, ff. 7v-9v
First Lines:
To day saynt luk tels vs
In oure gospell þat Ihesus …
Last Lines:
…Of a takynyng hard I tell
Þat fals wele to oure godspell
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 7-9
First Lines:
On a day sante luke telles vs
In oure gospell þe whilk ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Off a takenyng herd I tell
That þis day falles wole till our gospell
7.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 18vb-19va
First Lines:
[T]O day sain louk telles us
In our godspell þat iesus…
Last Lines:
…And al ded men sal rise
And cum bifor crist our iustise
Attributed Title: Nota iia aduentus domini secundum lucam; Incipit explanacio eiusdem euangelii ad lateram (f. 18vb)
Editions:
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 21-33.
Emerson, Oliver F. A Middle English Reader. London and New York: Macmillan, 1905: 148-54.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, ff. 3rb-4rb
First Lines:
TO day saynt luk telles þus
In oure gospell what ihesus…
Last Lines:
…& of a takenyg I herd of tell
Þat falles wele tyll oure gospell