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A holy man stood on a day
A Man in the Devil’s leash, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: exempla
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), ff. 196-197v
First Lines:
A holy man stoyd on aday
In a kyrk ȝerd hys beydes to say…
Last Lines:
…On hym þat hath doyn hym wrang
þer apon he thynkes lang
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 107-108v
First Lines:
A hali man stode on a daie
In a kirk garthe his bedes to saie …
Last Lines:
…þat ihesu criste þe waie vs lede
To heuene blisse to take oure mede
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 164-166
First Lines:
An holi man stode on o day
In a kirk ȝerde his bedes to say…
Last Lines:
…Þat ihesu crist þat way vs lede
To heuen blisse to take oure mede
Attributed Title: narracio de diabolo ducente quem peccatorem in cathena (p. 164)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 221-222
First Lines:
An holy man stod on a day
in a kirkeȝerd his bedis to say…
Last Lines:
…Þat ihesu crist þat wey vs lede
to heuene blisse to take oure mede
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 87v-89
First Lines:
A haly man stode opon a day
In kirke yerde his bedes to say…
Last Lines:
…That ihesu cryst vs þat say lede
To heuens blys to take our mede
6.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 162va
7.Source: London, British Library Harley 2391, f. 162v
Editions:
Rosenthal, Constance Lowegrund. The Vitae Patrum in Old and Middle English Literature. Philadelphia, 1936; repr. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library, 1974: 161.
8.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 1ra
Note: Missing lines 1-2.
9.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 34ra
10.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 77v-78v
First Lines:
Ane haly man stode on a day
in a kyrke hys bedys to say…
Last Lines:
…þat Ihesu cryste he wyll vs lede
Tyll heuene blysse to take oure mede
11.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 91-91v
First Lines:
A holy man stode on a day
In a kyrk ȝarde his beddis to say…
Last Lines:
…Þat ihesu þat way vs lede
To heuyn us blys to mak oure mede
Attributed Title: narracio (f. 91)