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Today says John the good gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 5671; for the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 5394.
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. 169vc-170rb
First Lines:
TO day seiþ seint Ion þe gospellere
In vr gospel as ȝe mowe here…
Last Lines:
…I wol on telle of a pilgrym
How Sathanas bi gyled him
Attributed Title: Miserunt Iudei ab Ierosolimie (f. 169vc)
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: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 21
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 19
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 14-18
First Lines:
To day sais Iohn þe gospeller
In oure gospell als ȝe may here…
Last Lines:
…Oure lorde by þat ilk way vs lede
Till heuen and gif vs þair our mede
5.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 22va-23va
First Lines:
tO day sais Ion þe god godspellere
In our god spel als ye mai her…
Last Lines:
…Þi vaiage may noht pai me
Bot ef þou do þat I bid þe
Attributed Title: Dominica iiiia in aduentu domini secundum Johannem (f. 22va)
Editions:
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 47-53.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
6.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 6-8
First Lines:
To day seyt seynt Ion þe gospeller
In oure gospell as ȝe may here…
Last Lines:
…I wyll ȝow tell of a pylgrym
How satanas be gylyt hym
Attributed Title: Dominica quarta aduentus domini (f. 6)