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At a sermon there I sat / A comely clerk I heard craven
Friar Henry, ‘A luytel sermoun of good edificacioun’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Note: For couplet heading, see 1979.
Title(s): ‘A luytel sermoun of good edificacioun’
Subjects: sermons
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 300rb3-300rc
First Lines:
At A sarmoun þer I seet
A comely clerk Ich herde crauen
Wyse wordes he þer speek
Þe Mon þat wolde in herte hauen…
Last Lines:
…& ben I haried in to helle pyne
To Bale þer neuer ne bote nis non
He þat al þis world schal demen
Þou Rihtwys lord þou rewe on Mon. Amen.
Note: In monorhyming quatrains; written in half-lines per line in MS.
Attributed Title: a Luytel Sarmoun (see 1979)
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:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 476-8.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 90vb2-90vc
First Lines:
At a sarmoun þer I set
A comly clerk ich herde craue
Wyse wordes he þer spek
Þe mon þat wolde in herte haue…
Last Lines:
…A beon I hariȝed in to helle pyne
To Bale þer neuere ne bote nis not
He þat al þis world schal demen
Þou rightwys lord þou rewe on mon Amen
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.