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As was Herod the cursed king / That yode to hell at his ending
‘Of Kyng Heroud þat slou þe chyldren’ — Narratio for 19th Sunday after Trinity, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle ; ‘Of Kyng Heroud þat slou þe chyldren’
Subjects: Holy Innocents
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 210vc-211ra
First Lines:
AS was Heroudes þe cursed kyng
Þat eode to helle at his endyng…
Last Lines:
…Þat mai ȝe seo wel bi a Tale
Þat I riht now telle schale
Attributed Title: Of kyng heroud þat slou þe chyldren (f. 210vc)
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.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 15rc-15av
First Lines:
AS was Heroudes þe cursed kyng
Þat eode to helle at his endyng…
Last Lines:
…Þat may ȝe seo wel bi a tale
Þat I riht now telle schale
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.