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IMEV 3954
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When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: tales; John the apostle, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), ff. 183-185v
First Lines:
Sant Ion the euangelyst dyd
Tyll a ȝong man þat he luf kyd…
Last Lines:
…To þis tempyll ihesu vs bryng
& graunt vs all gud endyng
Note: With ten extra lines at the beginning.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 35v-38
First Lines:
When halikirk beganne newly
Saynte Ione was full bisy…
Last Lines:
…In þat tempiles ihesu kynge
ffor his mercye he þidir vs bringe . Amen .
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 175va-176ra
First Lines:
Whon holi chirche bi gon newely
Seint Ion was euere ful bisy…
Last Lines:
…In þat Temple is Ihesu kyng
ffor his Merci he þidere vs bring. Amen.
Attributed Title: Hou a bisschop myskepte seynt Iones child (f. 175va)
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.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Evangelien-Geschichten der Homiliensammlung des Ms. Vernon.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 57 (1877): 241-316: 252.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 57
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, f. 64v
Note: Ends imperfectly.
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 33v
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 33-35
First Lines:
Qwen holy kyrke be gan newly
Saint Iohn was traweland & besy…
Last Lines:
…In þat temple es ieshu kynge
ffor his mercy þithir he vs brynge
8.Source: London, British Library Harley 2391, f. 164
9.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 26ra-30ra
First Lines:
quen hali kirc bigan newli
Sain Ion was sisel and bisi…
Last Lines:
…In þat tempil es iesus king
For his merci he þider us bring
Editions:
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 112-18.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
10.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 13vb
11.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 7v-9v
First Lines:
When haly kyrke be gane newly
Saynt ion was traual wide & besy…
Last Lines:
…In þat temple ys ihesu kynge
for hys mercy he þidere vs brynge
12.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 25v-27v
First Lines:
When holy cyrk be gan newly
Seint Ion wos gerne and besy…
Last Lines:
…In þat tempyll is ihesu kynge
ffor his mercy he theddyre vs brynge
Note: No indication of new text at beginning; treated as part of 5347.