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Blessing give them Jesu Christ That listeneth John Evangelist
In principio in englissh’ (Gospel In die natalis ad altam missam) with a Prologue of ten lines
Note: For other versions see 463 and 2479.
Title(s): In principio in englissh’
Subjects: scripture texts, Engl. trans. of; translations



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 171vb-171vc
First Lines:
Blessyng ȝif hem Ihesu crist
þat lustneþ Ion þe Ewangelist…
Last Lines:
…Þat we mow come to his halle
Amen Amen so sei we alle
Attributed Title: In die natalis domine ad altam missam / In principio erat verbum et verbum erat (f. 171vb)
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: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 463 (SC 1596), ff. 136v-137
First Lines:
Blessing ȝeue hem Ihesu Crist þat listeneþ Iohan þe euangelist
In latyn hou he seiþ vs to þe spelle of In principio
Last Lines:
…And þus endeþ þe In principio Ihesu graunte vs reste & ro
þat we mote come to his halle Amen amen so seye we alle
Attributed Title: In principio erat verbum & c. (f. 136v)
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 119vb
Note: Prologue lacking.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 16v
Note: Prologue lacking.
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “With an O and an I.” Anglia 27 (1904): 283-319: 297-300.