The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6772
IMEV 4214
NIMEV 4214
Woe and wandreth walketh wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 6771; 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 Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 170vc-171rb
First Lines:
WO and serwe walkeþ wyde
Þat comeþ of couetise and pride…
Last Lines:
…And also in eorþe to Men be pees
þat in riht lyuen and good wille is
Attributed Title: Exunt edictum A Cesare Augusto (f. 170vc)
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], pp. 29-31
First Lines:
Wo and wandreth walkes ful wide
And þat gars coueytise & pride…
Last Lines:
…And als to men in erthe be pes
Þat haue gode wille of synne to ses
Attributed Title: Euangelium in prima missa natalis domini secundum lucam & cetera (p. 29)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 52-53
First Lines:
Wo & wandrede walkiþ wide
þat cam of Couetise & Pride…
Last Lines:
…& also in erthe to men pes be
Þat in riht loue & good wis be
Note: No break marked between this and the following text (132) in this MS.
Attributed Title: Pastores loquebantur ad inuicem transeamus (f. 52)
4.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], f. 10