The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6771
IMEV 3857
NIMEV 3857
Woe and wandreth walks wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 6772; for the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 2601.
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. 19-20v
First Lines:
Waa and wandrethe wackyns wyde
þat come of couetise & pride…
Last Lines:
…And in erthe to men be pees
þat in right lufe & gude will es
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 23
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 18-19v
First Lines:
Wa and wandreth wawes wyde
That commes of couatys and of pride…
Last Lines:
…And als in erth to man be pees
That in right treuth & gud lyue es
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, ff. 7vb-8vb
First Lines:
Wa & wandreth walkys wyd
þat come of couatyse & pryd…
Last Lines:
…& be noght with þire gyleris tane
& god sayd meknes attane
5.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , f. 24va-24vb
First Lines:
wa and wanderet walkes wide
Þat com of covaitis and pride…
Last Lines:
…And son quen scho deliuerid wasse
Scho laid hir son bifor asse…
Note: Imperfect at end due to lost folio(s)
Attributed Title: Ad missam in nocte natalis domini secundum lucam (f. 24rb), and Ad missa in mane secundum lucam (f. 24va)
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 60-3.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.