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Ye lewd men taketh heed
Homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi, with several miracles, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle—in couplets
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermons; Corpus Christi, feast of; miracles
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 196ra-197rc
First Lines:
ȜE lewede Men takeþ hede
ffor þeos clerkes haþ non nede…
Last Lines:
…In nomine patris wiþ ou go
Et spiritus sancti do also. Amen.
Note: 632 lines, including several miracles.
Attributed Title: De festo corpous cristi (f. 196ra)
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: 280 (112 lines only).
Horstmann, Carl. “Sermo in festo Corporis Christi, aus den Mss. mitgeteilt.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 167-97: 167-88.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 168-97.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 32v-39v
First Lines:
ȜE lewede men takeþ hede
ffor þeos clerkes haþ non nede…
Last Lines:
…In nomine patris & filii wiþ vs go
Et spiritus sancti do also
Note: Preceded by a unique Prologue for a total of 674 lines; missing folios 34-36.
Attributed Title: In nomine summi saluatoris gloriosissimi sub limis creatoris indiuidue omnipotentis ineffabilis trinitatis incomprehensibilis & incommutabilis veri dei & hominis nostri principii progreditur exordium veri vbi cristus est fundamentum; nullum boni operis superest edificium patebunt lingua materna dei mediante gratia. Panem angelorum manducauit homo. Dauid in psalmo (f. 32v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Sermo in festo Corporis Christi, aus den Mss. mitgeteilt.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 167-97: 167-88.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 168-97.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 200rb
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 100vb
Note: 664 lines.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Sermo in festo Corporis Christi, aus den Mss. mitgeteilt.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 167-97: 167-88.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 168-97.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 2ra-2vb
First Lines:
…I wone with hym & and he with me
To lyue for hym & he for me…
Last Lines:
…In nomine patrus with on go
Et spiritus sancti do also. Amen
Note: Missing lines 1-289.
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.