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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS]
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7630; Grid 389 270 (Worcs).
Number 6345-2
1.   ff. 1ra-6va   When it cometh in my thought the mickle sorrow and sin
South English Legendary
Number 376-1
2.   f. 6va   All that the prophets told while in their prophecy
Lines on the Prophets, used in the South English Legendary as prologue or headlink to a number of legends (4196, 3452, 6380, and 6690) — four or five lines in couplets
Number 6690-2
3.   ff. 6va-9rb   Will ye wit when and how the feast shall be y-held
South English Legendary
Number 3721-2
4.   f. 9rb1   Now bloweth the fruit that late began to spring
Banna Sanctorum’, in the South English Legendary
Number 6852-3
5.   f. 9rb2-9va   Yearsday the holy feast high day is and good
Feast of the Circumcision in the South English Legendary
Number 6086-2
6.   f. 9va1   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
Epiphany in the South English Legendary
Number 4614-3
7.   f. 9va2-9vb   Saint Hilary the holy man of Aquitaine was
Life of St. Hilary in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4773-4
8.   ff. 9vb-10va   Saint Wulfstan of Worcester was here of England
Life of St. Wulfstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4594-1
9.   f. 10va-10vb   Saint Fabian thirteen year pope was in Rome
Lives of SS. Fabian and Sebastian (shorter version, 94 lines) in the South English Legendary — 4 lines (Fabian) and 90 lines (Sebastian), in couplets
Number 4532-4
10.   ff. 10vb-11rb   Saint Agnes that holy maid well young she began
Life of St. Agnes in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4772-4
11.   ff. 11rb-11vb   Saint Vincent in Spain to a Christian bishop came
Life of St. Vincent in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-4
12.   ff. 11vb-12rb   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4565-4
13.   ff. 12rb-12vb   Saint Blase well clean life led without any hore
Life of St. Blase in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4530-3
14.   ff. 12vb-13rb   Saint Agatha the good maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Agatha in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4756-2
15.   ff. 13rb-13va   Saint Scholastica that holy maid she was of clean life
Life of St. Scholastica in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4771-2
16.   f. 13va1   Saint Valentine the martyr good man was enough
Life of St. Valentine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4653-3
17.   ff. 13va2-14rb   Saint Juliana come of high men as we find I-writ
Life of St. Juliana in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4728-5
18.   f. 14rb1   Saint Matthias Apostle is as ye shullen all I-wite
Life of St. Matthias in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4609-4
19.   ff. 14rb2-14vb   Saint Gregory the confessor in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Gregory in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4662-1
20.   f. 14vb1   Saint Longinus was a blind knight tho God was I-do on the Rood
South English Legendary
Number 4590-4
21.   ff. 14vb2-15va   Saint Edward the young martyr was king of England
Life of St. Edward the Elder in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4579-4
22.   ff. 15va-16ra   Saint Cuthbert was I-bore here in England
Life of St. Cuthbert in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4560-1
23.   f. 16ra-16rb   Saint Benedict led holy life that was so holy man
A variant of the Life of St. Benedict in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-4
24.   f. 16rb1   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4570-2
25.   ff. 16rb2-16va   Saint Bridget of high men in Scotland she came
Life of St. Bridget (shorter version) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4740-4
26.   ff. 16va-17rb   Saint Oswald the bishop was I-bore in England
Life of St. Oswald the Bishop in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4573-3
27.   ff. 17rb-17va   Saint Chad the good man was born of England
Life of St. Chad in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4702-4
28.   ff. 17va-18va   Saint Mary Egyptian in Egypt was I-bore
Life of St. Mary of Egypt in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4704-4
29.   f. 18va1   Saint Mary in Lent among other days good
The Feast of the Annunciation in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1301-4
30.   f. 18va2   Feasts moveable there beth cleped five in the year
South English Legendary
Number 3048-4
31.   ff. 18va3-19rb   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
South English Legendary
Number 5334-4
32.   f. 19rb-19va   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
South English Legendary
Number 5287-1
33.   f. 19va1   The fortieth day thereafterward that he arose from death to live
Four lines on the Ascension, linking Easter and Rogation in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 3127-3
34.   f. 19va2   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
Letania maior et minor’, in the South English Legendary — 56 lines
Number 787-3
35.   ff. 19va3-27rb   Before six days of Easter on Palm Sunday eve / Jesu came
South English Legendary
Number 5809-2
36.   ff. 25vb-26ra   Thomas one of the twelve that his two name was
South English Legendary
Number 4536-4
37.   ff. 27rb-28ra   Saint Alphege the martyr that good man was enough
Life of St. Alphege in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4603-4
38.   f. 28ra-28rb   Saint George the holy man as we findeth I-write
Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4697-4
39.   f. 28rb1   Saint Mark the holy gospeller wide went a-land
Life of St. Mark in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4746-3
40.   ff. 28rb2-28va   Saint Peres the friar preacher in the city of Verona
Life of St. Peres (Peter) in the South English Legendary
Number 4752-4
41.   f. 28va-28vb   Saint Philip and Saint Jacob apostles weren tway
Lives of SS. Philip and James in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-3
42.   ff. 28vb-29va   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-3
43.   ff. 29va-30ra   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-3
44.   f. 30ra1   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-4
45.   ff. 30ra2-30vb   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 4584-4
46.   ff. 30vb-31rb   Saint Dunstan was of England I-come of good more
Life of St. Dunstan in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4535-4
47.   ff. 31rb-31va   Saint Aldhelm the confessor was a man of noble life
Life of St. Aldhelm in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4543-4
48.   f. 31va-31vb   Saint Augustine that Christendom brought into England
Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4750-2
49.   ff. 31vb-32ra   Saint Petronilla the holy maid right is to have in mind
Life of St. Petronilla in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4545-3
50.   f. 32ra-32rb   Saint Barnabas the apostle that good was & hende
Life of St. Barnabas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4585-2
51.   ff. 32rb-32vb   Saint Eadburh the holy maid was here of England
Life of St. Eadburh in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-3
52.   ff. 32vb-33ra   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4527-1
53.   f. 33ra-33rb   Saint Aethelberht the holy king king was of England
Life of St. Aethelberht in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4591-2
54.   ff. 33rb-33va   Saint Etheldreda of Ely good woman was and hende
Life of St. Etheldreda in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4566-2
55.   f. 33va-33vb   Saint Botolph the holy monk and eke his brother
Life of St. Botolph in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4742-4
56.   ff. 33vb-35vb   Saint Patrick came through Gods grace to preach in Ireland
Life of St. Patrick (with his Purgatory) in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4647-3
57.   ff. 35vb-36rb   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4749-3
58.   ff. 36rb-36vb   Saint Peter was with our Lord of all Apostles highest
Life of St. Peter in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4745-3
59.   ff. 38ra-38vb   Saint Paul was a lither man ere he I-converted were
Life of St. Paul in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4528-1
60.   ff. 38vb-39ra   Saint Aethelwold the bishop in England was I-bore
Life of St. Aethelwold in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4763-4
61.   ff. 39ra-39va   Saint Swithin the confessor was here of England
Life of St. Swithin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4657-1
62.   f. 39va-39vb   Saint Kenelm in England was I-come of good strain
A variant of the Life of St. Kenelm in the South English Legendary
Number 4688-2
63.   ff. 39vb-40vb   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4707-3
64.   ff. 40vb-41vb   Saint Mary Magdalene that God forgave her sin
Life of St. Mary Magdalene in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4733-2
65.   ff. 41vb-42rb   Saint Mildred the holy maid to tell by right doom
Life of St. Mildred in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4574-3
66.   ff. 42rb-43va   Saint Christina the holy thing as I you tell can
Life of St. Christina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4620-2
67.   ff. 43va-44rb   Saint James the holy Apostle good is to have in mone
Life of St. James the Great in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4923-1
68.   ff. 44rb-45ra   Sitteth still withouten strife
Life of St. Alexis — in 6-line stanzas (earlier version)
Number 370-1
69.   ff. 45ra-47rb   All that I in word and deed / I thank hit God all folks king
Gregorius — in 8-line stanzas
Number 4816-3
70.   ff. 47rb-47vb   Seven Sleepers were holy men as me hath I-told before
Legend of the Seven Sleepers in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4583-2
71.   ff. 47vb-49ra   Saint Dominic the holy friar in Spain was I-bore
Life of St. Dominic in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4741-3
72.   f. 49ra   Saint Oswald the holy king of the one end of England
Life of St. Oswald the King in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4576-3
73.   ff. 49ra-49vb   Saint Christopher was a Saracen in the land of Canaan
Life of St. Christopher in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4659-3
74.   ff. 49vb-50rb   Saint Lawrence good man was and in strong Martyrdom
Life of St. Lawrence in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4615-3
75.   ff. 50rb-50va   Saint Hippolytus the martyr knight was of great honour
Life of St. Hippolytus in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4703-3
76.   ff. 50va-51va   Saint Mary Gods mother from the apostles nas not
The Assumption of Our Lady in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4547-3
77.   ff. 51va-52rb   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4605-3
78.   ff. 52rb-52vb   Saint Giles the holy man ne loved no sin
Life of St. Giles in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4586-1
79.   ff. 52vb-53ra   Saint Ecgwine the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Ecgwine in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4719-2
80.   ff. 53rb-53va   Saint Matthew the Evangelist apostle he was Iwis
Life of St. Matthew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4732-4
81.   f. 53va-53vb   Saint Michael the Archangel and his fellows also
Legend of St. Michael in the South English Legendary, Part I — couplets
Number 4731-3
82.   ff. 53vb-54va   Saint Michael in November hath yet another day
Part II of ‘St. Michael’ in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4623-2
83.   ff. 54va-55ra   Saint Jerome was swithe good clerk and wise through all thing
Life of St. Jerome in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4655-3
84.   ff. 55ra-55va   Saint Justina of high men in Antioch come
Life of St. Justina in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4660-3
85.   ff. 55va-55vb   Saint Leger a bishop was and holy man enough
Life of St. Leger in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4597-2
86.   ff. 55vb-56vb   Saint Francis the friar minor that was good man enough
Life of St. Francis in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4577-3
87.   ff. 65ra-65va   Saint Clement was I-bore at Rome by old daw
Life of St. Clement in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4656-3
88.   ff. 65va-66va   Saint Katherine of noble kin came by old daw
Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4540-3
89.   ff. 66va-67rb   Saint Andrew the apostle was Saint Peters brother
Life of St. Andrew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4737-3
90.   ff. 67rb-68vb   Saint Nicholas the holy man that good confessor was
Life of St. Nicholas in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4663-3
91.   ff. 68vb-69rb   Saint Lucy that holy maid in Sicily was I-bore
Life of St. Lucy in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 3410-3
92.   ff. 69rb-70ra   Martha was a good woman all so ye heareth tell
Life of St. Martha and St. Fronton in the South English Legendary
Number 4767-3
93.   ff. 70ra-71rb   Saint Thomas the good Apostle I-martyred was in Inde
Life of St. Thomas the Apostle in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4762-4
94.   ff. 71rb-71vb   Saint Stephen was a Jew and of Jews he came
Life of St. Stephen in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4634-5
95.   ff. 71vb-73rb   Saint John the evangelist that Apostle is
Life of St. John the Evangelist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 6687-1
96.   ff. 73rb-80vb   Will ye not I-hear this English tale that is here I-write
The Life of St. Thomas of Canterbury, beginning with the story of Gilbert, father of St. Thomas, in the South English Legendary
Number 1181-1
97.   ff. 89ra-89va   Either other thus to clothen and feed
Life of St Paula
Number 1792-1
98.   ff. 89va-91rb   Harkeneth sirs for my purpose / Is you to tell of Saint Ambrose
Life of St. Ambrose, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 2704-1
99.   ff. 91rb-91vc   It befell some time in certain / In the City of Thessaly
‘De Theodosio Imperatore’, in the Vernon Golden Legend — in short couplets
Number 699-1
100.   ff. 91vc-92vc   At Antioch as men han said / Dwelled some time a maid
De quadam virgine in anthiocha, in one MS of the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4983-1
101.   ff. 92vc-93ra   Some time men readen that there was
De duobus veris amicis’ (in Sithia and Climonen, part of 699)
Number 698-1
102.   ff. 93ra-93vc   At Alexander tell I you can / In Emperors time Zenon
De sancta Theodora, in one MS of the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4562-1
103.   ff. 93vc-96rc   Saint Bernard born was at Bourgogne
Life of St. Bernard, in Vernon Golden Legend — in short couplets
Number 4544-1
104.   ff. 96rc-100rb   Saint Augustine was named that name
Life of St. Augustine, in the Vernon Golden Legend — in short couplets
Number 4988-1
105.   ff. 100rb-100vb   Some time there was an heathen man
Saints Savinian and Savina, in one MS of the South English Legendary
Number 54-1
106.   ff. 100vb-103rc   A good man there was and a clean / A clerk men callen John
The story of Barlaam and Josaphat — in couplets
Number 2467-1
107.   ff. 103rc-104vc   In Alexandria that great City / There was a man of much poustie
Life of St. Euphrosine in the Vernon Golden Legend — in short couplets
Number 4970-2
108.   f. 105ra-105vc   Some while I was with sin I-bound
La Estorie del Euangelie
Number 3481-1
109.   f. 114ra-114rb   Mercy God of my misdeed / For Thy mercy that mickle is
Maydestone’s paraphrase of the Fifty-first Psalm — twenty 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 1280-1
110.   ff. 114rb-114va   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / Lord to Thee I cry and call
A prayer to the Trinity — thirteen 8-line stanzas
Number 5070-1
111.   f. 114va1   Sweet Jesu Christ to Thee / A guilty wretch I yield me
A Prayer of Confession — in couplets
Number 5083-1
112.   f. 114va2-114vb   Sweet Lady Saint Mary
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — twenty-two lines in couplets
Number 4729-1
113.   f. 114vb1   Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel
Prayer to angels, apostles, and martyrs — in quatrains
Number 2818-1
114.   f. 114vb2   Jesu Christ my leman sweet that diedest on the Rood-Tree
A prayer of the Five Wounds — one long monorhyming quatrain
Number 2909-1
115.   f. 114vb3   Jesu that died on the rood for the love of me
A prayer to Jesus for mercy — one monorhyming quatrain
Number 3423-1
116.   f. 114vb4-114vc   Mary Mother and Maiden Ever well thee be
‘A preiere to vre ladi’ — fifty-two lines in mixed quatrtains, aabb, and 6-line stanzas, aabbcc; written in half-lines
Number 6196-2
117.   f. 115ra1   Welcome Lord in form of bread
A prayer at the ‘leuacion’ — six 6-line stanzas
Number 2292-1
118.   f. 115ra2   I Thee honour with all my might / In form of bread as I Thee see
A prayer at the ‘leuacion’ — five quatrains
Number 1806-1
119.   ff. 115ra3-115rb   Have joy Mary Mother and Maid / As the Angel Gabriel message to thee said
‘þe fyue Ioyes of vr ladi’ — six 6-line stanzas
Number 3218-1
120.   f. 115rb-115rc   Lord my God all merciable / I thee beseech with heart stable
A prayer to God the Father attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas — forty-five couplets
Number 3223-1
121.   ff. 115rc-115va   Lord sweet Jesu Christ have mercy of me
‘An orison to vr lord Ihu’ — ten long monorhyming quatrains
Number 1688-1
122.   f. 115va-115vb   Hail be thou Mary mild queen of heaven
An Orison of the Five Joys — fourteen monorhyming quatrains plus 1 x 8, abababab at end
Number 1587-1
123.   f. 115vb1   God that all hast made of nought / For love of man
‘A confessioun of wyrschip i orysoun’ — eight couplets
Number 3430-1
124.   f. 115vb2-115vc   Mary Mother Queen of heaven / Think on me and hear my steven
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — seventeen couplets
Number 1597-1
125.   f. 115vc1   God that art of mights most / The seven gifts of the Holy Ghost
A prayer for the gifts of the Holy Ghost — five 6-line stanzas
Number 3204-1
126.   ff. 115vc2-116ra   Lord I yield me guilty / That I never fed the hungry
A confession for negligence of the Works of Mercy — four 6-line stanzas
Number 3222-1
127.   f. 116ra1   Lord sung have I ofte / In my five wits with will and thought
‘An orison for sauynge of þe fyue wyttes’ — two 6-line stanzas
Number 2685-1
128.   f. 116ra2   Inwardly lord beseech I the / All my trespass forgive thou me
‘An orisoun for negligence of the X Commandments’ — fourteen couplets
Number 1164-1
129.   ff. 116ra3-116va   Early in the morning Jesu the Jews gin take
The Hours of the Cross — 26 lines per hour; abcbdbebfgf followed by refrain of aabcbcdcecfgfhh
Number 5438-2
130.   f. 116va1   The pope hath granted a full fair pardon
An introductory rubric to 1164.
Number 1046-1
131.   f. 116va2-116vb   Come Lord our maker Holy Ghost
Veni Creator Spiritus — eight quatrains, with Latin introductions to each stanza
Number 2940-5
132.   f. 116vb-116vc   Jesu thy sweetness who so might it see
A Song of Love to Jesus — fourteen 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 2905-1
133.   f. 117ra1   Jesu that art heaven king / Soothfast God and man also
A prayer to Jesus — eight quatrains
Number 1729-1
134.   ff. 117ra2-121vb   Hail Maiden over Maidens eachone / Mother withouten peer
Psalterium beate Marie, a translation of Albertus Magnus — 161 8-line stanzas with Latin introductions to each
Number 3329-1
135.   ff. 121vb-122va   Maiden Mother and comely Queen / That art in heaven and ever shall been
‘A salutacioun to vre ladi’ — sixty-eight 6-line stanza
Number 2913-1
136.   f. 122va-122vb   Jesu that diedest upon the tree / And tholedest death for me
An Orison of the Five Wounds — eight 6-line stanzas
Number 3432-1
137.   f. 122vb1   Mary Mother well Thee be / Mother and Maiden think on me
‘An Orisoun to þe fyue Ioyes of vre lady’ — eight 6-line stanzas
Number 1690-1
138.   ff. 122vb2-123ra   Hail be thou Mary mother and may / Mild and meek and merciable
‘A Salutacioun to vre lady’ — eleven 12-line stanzas (abababababab) with refrain, ‘Þou preye for vs to þi sone so fre Aue
Number 1726-1
139.   ff. 123ra-124rb   Hail Maid chief of all / Through whom thee blessed man
Psalterium beate Marie, a translation of St. Thomas Aquinas — forty-nine 8-line stanzas, each preceded by Latin prose equivalent
Number 3258-1
140.   ff. 124rc-124va   Lords if ye will listen to me / Of Crotey the noble city
A miracle of the Virgin Mary: the Saving of Crotey city — forty-three couplets
Number 6621-1
141.   f. 124va-124vc   Whoso loveth well our Lady
Miracle of the Virgin Mary: Boy slain by Jews for singing anthem — 152 lines in couplets
Number 1594-1
142.   ff. 124vc-125rb   God that all this world hath wrought / And formed all thing
A miracle of Our Lady: Hermit who asked prayers of a Harlot — 168 lines in couplets
Number 3217-1
143.   ff. 125rb-125va   Lord Maker of all thing / Almighty God in Majesty
A miracle of the Virgin Mary: the Jewish Boy — 186 lines in quatrains, abab, mixed with twelves, ababababbcbc; and ending with a six of shorter lines by way of colophon, aabccb
Number 2852-1
144.   ff. 125vb-126ra   Jesu God and Gods son / That were a babe I-born
A Miracle of the Virgin Mary, a Lost Foot Restored — thirty-seven couplets or monorhyming quatrains
Number 700-1
145.   f. 126ra-126rc   At Constantinople in that City / Dwelled a Merchant
A miracle of Our Lady: the Virgin Mary goes surety for a merchant — eighty-eight couplets
Number 2485-1
146.   ff. 126rc-126va   In book we find as we read / Of a priest was wild of deed
‘Of a prest þat lay by a noone’, a miracle of the Virgin Mary — thirty-nine couplets
Number 109-1
147.   f. 126va-126vb   A man of great devotion / Was some time in Religion
A miracle of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary gives her milk to a monk — forty couplets
Number 153-1
148.   f. 126vc   A Sexton was in an Abbey / Of the Order of Monks grey
The Incontinent Monk drowned, a miracle of the Virgin — in couplets
Number 1202-2
149.   f. 167ra1   Ere the fulfilling of time was come / Satan had all the folk I-nome
Ratio quare presens opus incipiat dominicam primam aduentus domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4689-2
150.   f. 167ra2-167rc   Saint Mark begins his gospel
Gospel for the First Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-2
151.   ff. 167rc-167vb   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6047-2
152.   ff. 167vb-168ra   Today Saint Luke tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 11-3
153.   f. 168ra-168rb   A black monk in an abbey / As fermerer as I heard say
The monk who returned from death, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4720-2
154.   ff. 168rb-168va   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Says that Saint John the Baptist
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Advent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5725-1
155.   f. 168va-168vc   This king Herod with unright
Herod and John the Baptist, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3391-1
156.   ff. 168vc-169rb   Man which Adam sin made thrall / Who made us free thou heardest tell
Gospel for the Feast of the Annunciation, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2758-1
157.   ff. 169rb-169va   It was a knight beyond the sea / That rich man was wont to be
The Virgin Mary comes to the Devil instead of his Victim, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6313-1
158.   f. 169va-169vc   When Gods son conceived was
Gospel for Friday of the Third Week in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6049-1
159.   ff. 169vc-170rb   Today says John the good gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2760-2
160.   ff. 170rb-170va   It was a man as I heard say / That to Saint James took the way
The Pilgrim to St. James, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6375-1
161.   f. 170va-170vc   When Maria the mother of Jesu
Gospel, ‘In vigilia Nativitatis’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6772-1
162.   ff. 170vc-171rb   Woe and wandreth walketh wide
Gospel, ‘In nocte natalis domini’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 245-2
163.   f. 171rb-171rc   After this brightness and this leam / These herds come to Bethleham
Missa in mane natalis domini, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5160-3
164.   ff. 171rc-171vb   That may ye by Saint Martin see
Saints Martin, Anthony, and Machary: exempla in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 874-1
165.   f. 171vb-171vc   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
Number 5345-2
166.   f. 172ra-172rb   The Jews made every year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 476-3
167.   ff. 172rb-173ra   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4678-1
168.   f. 173ra-173rc   Saint Luke the gospeller sayeth us
Gospel for the Feast of the Circumcision in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1775-1
169.   ff. 173rc-173vc   Harkeneth all of Christian faith / What Matthew here to us sayeth
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5511-2
170.   ff. 173vc-174va   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3105-1
171.   f. 174va-174vc   Listeneth all here anon / What telleth us good Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Oct. Epiphanie’, in one MS of the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3452-1
172.   ff. 174vc-175rc   Matthew here in his speaking / Telleth us full sweet tiding
Gospel, In oce. Epiphanie, in one MS of the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-2
173.   ff. 175rc-175va   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-3
174.   ff. 175va-176ra   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-2
175.   f. 176ra-176rc   Saint John tells us a tale
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle, with a short Narratio, The Mother of St. Thomas of Canterbury
Number 4714-2
176.   ff. 176rc-176va   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-3
177.   f. 176va-176vb   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-2
178.   f. 176vb-176vc   Saint Matthew the evangelist / Tells us today how Christ
Gospel for the Third Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 64-3
179.   ff. 176vc-177rb   A holy man beyond the sea / Was bishop of a great city
The Knight who did penance among worms, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5982-1
180.   f. 177rb-177rc   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 528-3
181.   ff. 177rc-177va   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2516-1
182.   ff. 177va-178ra   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-3
183.   f. 178ra-178rb   A tale of this feast have I heard / How it once of a widow fared
The Widow’s Candle, in the Northern Homily Cycle (Purification) — in couplets
Number 5161-2
184.   ff. 178rb-178va   That may ye see by a lady
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3106-1
185.   ff. 178va-179rc   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 548-3
186.   ff. 179rc-179va   And we find written of an hermit / That lived long without wit
The Hermit who returned to the World, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2561-1
187.   f. 179va-179vb   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 150-2
188.   ff. 179vb-180rb   A rich man by old days / Thought for to leave this worlds plays
The Monk Mawryne, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4673-2
189.   ff. 180rb-180vb   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6166-2
190.   f. 180vb1   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-1
191.   ff. 180vb2-181rb   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 62-2
192.   ff. 181rb-183va   A hende knight hight Placidas / But a heathen man
Legend of St. Eustace, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4715-2
193.   ff. 183va-184ra   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6037-2
194.   f. 184ra-184rc   To wilderness yode a young man
How a Hermit put another into Wanhope, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4670-2
195.   ff. 184rc-184vc   Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5159-3
196.   ff. 184vc-185ra   That may we see by Saint Bede
St. Bede and the Birds: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4641-2
197.   f. 185ra-185rc   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to the Jews said Jesu
Gospel for Passion Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 168-1
198.   f. 185va-185vc   A tale hear now thee shall / According to our Mater all
Wife who hung her husband’s shirt by her bed, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4692-2
199.   ff. 185vc-186rb   Saint Mark in our gospel shows
Gospel for Easter Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 691-2
200.   f. 186rb-186rc   As we may by Saint Martin see / That was so full of charity
St Martin and the Naked Pilgrim, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4672-1
201.   ff. 186rc-186vb   Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 489-3
202.   f. 186vb-186vc   An holy man at preaching sat / And thought that sermon wonder sweet
The Devil in Church, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 1781-1
203.   ff. 186vc-187rc   Harkeneth all the right way / What Saint Luke here will say
Gospel for Tuesday after Easter, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3104-1
204.   f. 187rc-187vc   Listeneth all as well as one / What telleth here good Saint John
Gospel, ‘Feria quarta post Pascha’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1778-1
205.   ff. 187vc-188rc   Harkeneth all that been here / Johns words good and clear
Gospel for Thursday after Easter, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2255-1
206.   ff. 188rc-189rb   I rede we all take heed / What Matthew witnesseth here in deed
Gospel ‘Feria sexta post Pascha,’ in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4643-2
207.   ff. 189rb-189va   Saint John the Gospeller us shows
Gospel for First Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5183-3
208.   f. 189va1   That was well on Saint Edmund seen
St. Edmund and the Devil; Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4640-1
209.   f. 189va2-189vc   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to his disciples said
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2763-1
210.   ff. 189vc-190rb   It was an Earl of much might / Beyond the sea Sir Theobald he hight
Count Theobald, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4628-2
211.   f. 190rb-190rc   Saint John in our Gospel shows
Gospel for the Third Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 66-3
212.   ff. 190rc-190va   A holy monk had great yearning / In his life to see tokening
The Monk who wished to see the least Joy in Paradise, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4627-2
213.   f. 190va-190vc   Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4638-2
214.   ff. 190vc-191ra   Saint John the Gospeller says us / that til his disciples said
Gospel for the Fifth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1779-1
215.   f. 191ra-191rc   Harkeneth all that here been / What Luke sayeth is good to seen
Gospel ‘Feria iia in Rogationibus’, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2966-1
216.   ff. 191rc-191vb   John sayeth here in this gospel / Thing that we should like well
Gospel, ‘Feria iva in vigilia Ascensionis’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6284-2
217.   f. 191vb-191vc   When Christ was risen from dead to life
Gospel, ‘In die Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 23-3
218.   ff. 191vc-192ra   A Christian priest was called Carpus
The story of Carpus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2967.5-1
219.   f. 192ra-192rc   John witnesseth in this place / Much goodness of Gods grace
Gospel, ‘Sabbato in vigilia Pentecostes’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5675-1
220.   ff. 192rc-192vb   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-3
221.   f. 192vb1   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2941-1
222.   ff. 192vb2-193rb   Jesu to His disciples said / As it is here in scripture laid
Gospel for Tuesday after Whit Sunday, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4309-1
223.   ff. 193rb-193va   Our God Lord sweet Jesu
Gospel, ‘Feria iva post Pentecosten’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2798-1
224.   f. 193va-193vc   Jesu called together him self / All his Apostles twelve
Gospel for Thursday after Whit Sunday, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6119-1
225.   ff. 193vc-194va   Upon a day it befell
Gospel for Friday after Pentecost, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3297-1
226.   f. 194va-194vc   Luke in his gospel / Sweetly he will us tell
Gospel, ‘In vigilia sancte trinitatis’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4629-1
227.   ff. 194vc-195rc   Saint John in this gospel telleth
Gospel for Trinity Sunday in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle; also used for The Invention of the Cross (3468)
Number 4639-2
228.   ff. 195rc-195va   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 56-2
229.   f. 195va1   A good tale hereby lies / Of a woman that hight Thais
Thais, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5955-1
230.   f. 195va2-195vb   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 644-2
231.   f. 195vb-195vc   As it befell of a rich king
The Melancholy King, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 3716-2
232.   ff. 195vc-196ra   Now are the feasts made of Christ
Gospel for Trinity Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle (including the story of the Baptism of Jesus — see 5179 — which also occurs separately); eight 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, with …‘I take my leue’ refrain
Number 6825-1
233.   ff. 196ra-197rc   Ye lewd men taketh heed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1545-1
234.   ff. 197rc-199rb   God Almighty that all thing wields / Winds waters woods and fields
An extract from Robert of Brunne’s Handlyng Synne (1283) (lines 9891-10810) with the title: Septem Miracula de corpore cristi
Number 5839-1
235.   ff. 199rb-199va   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-1
236.   f. 199va-199vb   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2465-2
237.   f. 199vb-199vc   In a wilderness an hermit found
The Hermit and the Angel, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-2
238.   ff. 199vc-200ra   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 791-2
239.   f. 200ra-200rb   Before time that good angel wrought / But God him self
The Fall of the Angels and the Creation of Man, in Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 1797-2
240.   f. 200rb-200rc   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-3
241.   ff. 200rc-200va   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-2
242.   f. 200va-200vc   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-2
243.   ff. 200vc-201ra   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-1
244.   f. 201ra-201rb   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4667-1
245.   f. 201rb-201rc   Saint Luke in our gospel says us
Gospel for Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4671-1
246.   ff. 201rc-201va   Saint Luke says that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-1
247.   ff. 201va-202rb   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-2
248.   f. 202rb-202rc   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2491-1
249.   ff. 202rc-202vc   In England by old days / Were kings seven as gest us shows
King Oswald and the Hermit, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-2
250.   ff. 202vc-203rb   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-2
251.   ff. 203rb-203vc   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-3
252.   ff. 203vc-205rc   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4679-2
253.   ff. 205rc-205va   Saint Luke the gospeller will say
Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 490-3
254.   ff. 205va-206rb   An holy man was parish priest / And loved a friend that woned him next
The Adulterous Parish Priest, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 6113-2
255.   ff. 206rb-206vb   Unto his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2764-1
256.   ff. 206vb-207rc   It was once a gardener / That to God was both lief and dear
The Thrifty Gardener, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1796-2
257.   ff. 207rc-207va   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of this day
Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1843-2
258.   ff. 207va-208rb   He sayeth it was once a clerk / That left the fiend and all his work
Dying Monk sees Dragon, Narratio in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2766-1
259.   ff. 208rb-208vb   It was upon a holiday / As Luke in our gospel gan say
Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2473-1
260.   ff. 208vb-209vc   In Antioch beyond the sea
Pelagia: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4711-2
261.   ff. 209vc-210rb   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2765-1
262.   ff. 210rb-210va   It was once a hende knight / That slew another knight in fight
The Knight who forgave the Slayer of his Father, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2563-1
263.   f. 210va-210vc   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 688-1
264.   ff. 210vc-211ra   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
Number 479-3
265.   f. 211ra-211rc   An Emperor was once in Rome / That was righteous in his doom
Gregory and Trajan’s soul, followed by the story of Alexander and the imprisoned Jews, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5674-2
266.   ff. 211rc-212ra   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4606-1
267.   f. 212ra-212rc   Saint Gregory a tale us tells
Gregory’s Aunts: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4637-1
268.   ff. 212rc-212vb   Saint John the good gospeller / Tells us as I said you here
Gospel for the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4548-1
269.   ff. 212vb-213ra   Saint Basil telleth soothfastly
The Despised Nun: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4721-2
270.   ff. 213ra-213vb   Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 125-2
271.   ff. 213vb1   A monk was in Religion / And to backbiting was ever boune
The Backbiting Monk, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5673-2
272.   f. 213vb2-213vc   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3406-1
273.   ff. 213vc-214rc   Many winter witterly / Ere Christ were born of our Lady
Story of Queen Esther, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4642-2
274.   f. 214va-214vb   Saint John the gospeller / Tells as I shall you lere
Gospel for the Twenty-fourth (according to some MSS the Twenty-fifth) Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2761-2
275.   ff. 214vc-215va   It was a rich man o land / Full far beyond the sea woning
Piers Toller, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6315-1
276.   ff. 215va-216ra   When grain of wheat is cast to ground
Nisi granum frumenti cadens in terram’, in twenty 13-line stanzas
Number 4646-1
277.   ff. 216rb-216va   Saint John upon a time stood
Gospel ‘In Vigilia sancti Andree’ in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1776-1
278.   ff. 216va-217ra   Harkeneth all old and young / I rede ye think not here so long
Gospel ‘In festo Sancti Andree’, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5222-1
279.   f. 217ra-217rc   The Book of Jesu Christs kind
Gospel, ‘In festo Conceptionis Marie’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5807-1
280.   ff. 217rc-217vc   Thomas Didymus himself
Gospel, ‘In festo sancti Thome apostoli’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1780-1
281.   ff. 217vc-218vb   Harkeneth all the mild speech / That Matthew here will us teach
Gospel ‘In festo Sancti Stephani’, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1772-1
282.   ff. 218vb-219ra   Harkeneth all for your prow / What good John us telleth now
Gospel ‘In festo sancti Ioh. apost.’, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 338-1
283.   ff. 219ra-219vb   All I rede that we here / That good Matthew will us lere
Gospel, In festo sanctorum Innocentium, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2942-1
284.   ff. 219vb-220ra   Jesu to his disciples told / Words good for to hold
Gospel, ‘In festo sancti Thome Cant.’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4842-1
285.   f. 220ra-220rc   Simon Peter to Jesus
Gospel, ‘In festo Conuersionis sancti Pauli’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1790-1
286.   ff. 220rc-220vc   Harkeneth now I will you tell / As Matthew sayeth in this gospel
Gospel ‘In festo Cathed. sancti Petri’, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6128-1
287.   ff. 220vc-221rb   Upon a time good Jesus
Gospel, ‘In festo Sancti Mathie’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2917-1
288.   f. 221rb-221rc   Jesu that is full of disport / Gave his disciples their comfort
Gospel, ‘In festo SS. Philipi et Iacobi’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4629-2
289.   ff. 221rc-221vc   Saint John in this gospel telleth
Gospel for Trinity Sunday in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle; also used for The Invention of the Cross (3468)
Number 2919-1
290.   f. 222ra-222rc   Jesu that is heaven king / To His disciples said this thing
Gospel, ‘In vigilia apostolorum Petri et Pauli’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2943-1
291.   ff. 222rc-222vb   Jesu upon a time he bade / His disciples as they were stead
Gospel, ‘In Oct. apostolorum Petri et Pauli’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2830-1
292.   ff. 222vb-223ra   Jesu Christ to whom we call / Said to his disciples all
Gospel, ‘In festo sancte Margarete’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6795-3
293.   ff. 223ra-223va   Worlds wealth girt Mary weed
Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2484-1
294.   f. 223va-223vc   In book a beast we find can / That hath a face as a man
Six exempla: marvellous beast, tree, fowls, fish, etc.
Number 6126-1
295.   ff. 223vc-224rb   Upon a time as Jesu went
Gospel, ‘In festo sancti Iacobi maioris’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4674-1
296.   f. 224rb-224rc   Saint Luke that holy man
Gospel for the Feast of the Assumption in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6129-1
297.   ff. 224rc-224vc   Upon a time there rose a strife
Gospel, ‘In festo Sancti Bartholomei’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2851-1
298.   ff. 224vc-225rb   Jesu full of all virtues / Said to the people of the Jews
Gospel, ‘In festo Exaltationis Crucis’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 655-1
299.   ff. 225rb-225va   As Jesu wide about went / He saw a man sit present
Gospel In festo S. Matthei, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5247-1
300.   ff. 225va-226ra   The disciples of Jesus
Homily, ‘In festo S. Michaelis’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4320-1
301.   ff. 226ra-226rc   Our Lord Jesu assigned tho
Gospel, ‘In festo S. Luce Evangeliste’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2896-1
302.   ff. 226rc-226vc   Jesu said these words meek / To his disciples whan spake
Gospel, ‘In festo SS. Simonis et Iude’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1783-1
303.   ff. 226vc-227rb   Harkeneth all to this gospel / What Matthew hereof will us tell
Gospel ‘In festo omnium sanctorum’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2590-1
304.   ff. 227rb-227va   In that time God Jesus / To His disciples said thus
Gospel, ‘In festo sancti Martini confessoris’, in the ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2463-1
305.   f. 227va-227vc   In a time as good Jesus / By Jerico went thus
Gospel ‘In festo dedicationis ecclesie’, in ‘expanded’ Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2553-1
306.   ff. 227vc-230rc   In name of him All-wielding / That is our high heaven king
A translation of Part I of St. Edmund’s Speculum
Number 3118-1
307.   ff. 230rc-231ra   Listeneth lordings lief and dear / Ye that will of the Sunday hear
‘þe visions of seynt poul’ — 346 lines in couplets
Number 2777-1
308.   ff. 231ra-231vc   I-written I find a good story / The Pope it wrote Saint Gregory
The Trental of St. Gregory
Number 423-3
309.   ff. 231va-265rc   Almighty God in trinity / In whom onely is persons three
William of Nassyngton, Speculum Vitae — in couplets
Number 4401-2
310.   f. 265rc1   Prick of Conscience this book is I-hote
Epilogue to The Pricke of Conscience — in couplets and triplets
Number 5398-14
311.   ff. 265rc2-284ra   The might of the Father Almighty
The Pricke of Conscience, sometimes attributed to Richard [Rolle of] Hampole
Number 1952-1
312.   f. 284ra1   Here beginneth the Prick of Love
Rhyming heading to 1596 — one couplet
Number 1596-1
313.   ff. 284ra2-286rc   God that art of mights most / Father Son and Holy Ghost
‘Þe Prikke of loue’, a free translation of St. Edmund’s Speculum — 1082 lines in couplets
Number 605-2
314.   ff. 286rc-287rb   As I lay in a winters night / In a darkening before the day
‘þe disputisoun betwen þe bodi and þe soule’ — 61 to 74 eight-line stanzas (abababab) sometimes written as quatrains with medial rhyme
Number 1978-1
315.   f. 287rc1   Here is a great lamentation between our Lady & Saint Bernard
Rhyming heading to 3066 — one couplet
Number 3066-2
316.   ff. 287rc2-288vc   Lewd men be not lered in lore / As clerks been in holy writ
Dialogue between St. Bernard and the Virgin Mary concerning the Passion — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 5092-1
317.   ff. 288vc-291va   Swithe much need it is
‘Disputison bitwene a god man and þe deuel’ — 987 lines in couplets
Number 5451-2
318.   ff. 291vb-293rc   The right pit of hell is amid the earth within
A collection of pseudo-scientific material incorporated as Part III in the legend of St. Michael
Number 1946-1
319.   f. 293rc1   Here beginneth a Treatise / That is I-cleped Castle of Love
Rhyming heading to 5131 — one quatrain
Number 5131-2
320.   ff. 293rc2-296va   That good thinketh good may do
The Castle of Love, a translation of Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour — 1860 lines in couplets
Number 1947-1
321.   f. 296va1   Here beginneth a treatise
Rhyming heading to 383 — one couplet
Number 383-4
322.   ff. 296va2-297vc   All that willen of wisdom lere / Listen to me and ye shall hear
The ‘Legend of Ipotis’ — in couplets
Number 1945-1
323.   f. 297vc1   Here beginneth a treatise / Of three messangers of death Iwis
Rhyming heading to 5387 — one couplet
Number 5387-1
324.   ff. 297vc2-298rb   The man that is of woman I-bore
’Þre Messagers of Deeth’ — fifty-six quatrains
Number 5077-1
325.   ff. 298ra-299rb   Sweet Jesu now will I sing
A song of love to Jesus — in monorhyming quatrains
Number 6622-1
326.   f. 299rb   Whoso oft sayeth this is with good will
Promise of grace to those who often say the preceding prayer (5077), immediately following 5077 — four lines monorhyming
Number 2829-1
327.   f. 299rb-299rc   Jesu Christ that is so free / To mans soul speaketh he
Christ’s Appeal to Man, ‘A luytel tretys of loue, of Godes passyon’ — in quatrains
Number 4155-1
328.   f. 299rc1   Of clean Maidenhood
Rhyming heading to 4128 — one couplet
Number 4128-1
329.   ff. 299rc2-299vb   Of a true love clean and derne
‘Of Clene Maydenhod’ — seventeen 8-line stanzas
Number 5988-1
330.   ff. 299vb-300rb   To love I will begin
‘A Mournyng Song of the Loue of God’ — thirty-two 8-line stanzas
Number 2818-2
331.   f. 300rb1   Jesu Christ my leman sweet that diedest on the Rood-Tree
A prayer of the Five Wounds — one long monorhyming quatrain
Number 1979-1
332.   f. 300rb2   Here is a little Sermon
Rhyming heading to 696 — one couplet
Number 696-1
333.   f. 300rb3-300rc   At a sermon there I sat / A comely clerk I heard craven
Friar Henry, ‘A luytel sermoun of good edificacioun’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 1983-1
334.   f. 300rc1   Here is of King Robert of Sicily
Rhyming heading to 4415 — one couplet
Number 4415-1
335.   ff. 300rc2-301rc   Princes proud that beth in press
Roberd of Cisyle — in couplets
Number 3120-1
336.   ff. 301rc-301vb   Listeneth lords lief in land / Sothly saws I will you tell
‘A Disputisoun bi-twene Child Ihesu and Maistres of the Lawe of Jewus’ — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 313-1
337.   ff. 301vc-302rc   All blithe might they be / that follies blithely will flee
‘A Disputisoun by-twene a Cristenmon and a Iew’ — twelve-line stanzas
Number 2007-1
338.   f. 302va1   Here teacheth this treatise then
Rhyming heading to 6871 — one quatrain, cross-rhyming
Number 6871-1
339.   f. 302va2-303vc   Young and old More and less
‘How to hear Mass’
Number 1950-1
340.   f. 303vc1   Here beginneth the golden trental
Rhyming heading to 2777 — one couplet
Number 2777-2
341.   ff. 303vc2-304rc   I-written I find a good story / The Pope it wrote Saint Gregory
The Trental of St. Gregory
Number 2008-1
342.   f. 304rc1   Here telleth Saint Bernard
Rhyming heading to 4564 — one couplet
Number 4564-1
343.   ff. 304rc2-304vb   Saint Bernard sayeth in his Book
St. Bernard on Man’s three Foes — thirty-six 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Number 1948-2
344.   f. 304vb1   Here beginneth of the King of Tars
Rhyming heading to 1789 — one quatrain, monorhyming
Number 1789-1
345.   ff. 304vb2-307ra   Harkeneth now both old and young / For Mary love that sweet thing
‘þe Kyng of Tars and þe Soudan of Dammas’ — 1228 lines in 12-line stanzas (aabaabccbddb)
Number 5529-1
346.   ff. 307rb-309va   The wise man in his book hath this saying
Proverbs of old Philosophers, in Latin, French, and English — the English text usually in quatrains (aabb)
Number 425-1
347.   ff. 309va-310rb   Almighty God in Trinity / Leave us well to speed
‘Luytel Caton’ — 644 lines in quatrains
Number 1349-1
348.   ff. 310rc-314rb   For God is lord of all thing / As prophets tellen I-mene
‘Great Cato’ — 644 lines in quatrains
Number 3212-1
349.   ff. 314rb-315vc   Lord Jesu Christ in Trinity / Three persons in unity
‘The Stacions of Rome’, in couplets, with a Prologue of 78 lines
Number 4319-1
350.   ff. 315vc-316vc   Our Lady free on Rood tree made Her moan
The Disputation between the Virgin Mary and the Cross — 13-line stanzas, ababababcdddc, with an introduction and conclusion in which the first eight lines are expanded to twelve short lines, aabccbddbeebfgggf
Number 5607-1
351.   ff. 317ra-317vb   There woned in Babylon a bairn in that burgh rich
‘The Pistill of Susan’ (the story of Susannah) — twenty-eight 13-line stanzas (ababababcdddc of alliterative verse
Number 2859-2
352.   ff. 317vb-318rb   Jesu king of heaven and hell / Man and woman I will thee tell
The ‘Long Charter’ of Christ (A Text) — 234 lines in couplets
Number 6110-1
353.   f. 334ra   Unkind man give keep to me
Appeal of Christ to Man from the Cross — fifteen couplets
Number 6482-3
354.   f. 336vb   When will thou come and comfort me
Quia amore langueo
Number 357-1
355.   f. 338rb   All perishes and passes that we with eye see
First lyric inserted in Rolle’s Ego Dormio — 8 or 10 irregular alliterative lines
Number 3617-1
356.   f. 338va-338vb   My king the water greet / and the blood he sweat
Meditacio de passione’ in the treatise, Ego dormio — 41 rhyming lines in various stanzaic patterns
Number 3651-1
357.   ff. 338vb-339ra   My song is in singing / My life is in longing
Cantus Amoris,’ rhyming lines in the treatise, Ego dormio — 93 lines in varying meters and stanzaic patterns including long-line couplets with or without medial rhyme, monorhyming 3-6-line stanzas, and a six-line stanza aabccb
Number 1943-1
358.   f. 356rb   Here beginneth a good treatise / That Saint Edmund the Bishop made Iwis
Verse introduction to a prose Mirror of St Edmund — one monorhyming quatrain
Number 3742-8
359.   f. 359ra   Now goeth the sun under wood / Me rueth Mary thy fair rood
An English quatrain (aabb) occurring in Archb. Edmund Riche’s Speculum Ecclesie
Number 1977-1
360.   f. 366vb   Here is a good confession / That teacheth man to salvation
Two couplets prefixed to the Forma Confitendi in prose
Number 5642-1
361.   f. 383rb   Think oft mid sorrow of heart o thine sin
A warning, inserted in the Ancrene Riwle, and also found separately — six lines
Number 2458-4
362.   ff. 394vb-401vb   In a summer season when soft was the sun
William Langland, Vision of Piers Plowman, the ‘A’ text
Number 4864-1
363.   ff. 403ra-404vb   Sir he says and Sunday is now
The Life of Joseph of Arimathea — 709 alliterative lines
Number 2978-2
364.   ff. 404vb-405rb   Judas was a lither bird that Jesu sold to rood
Life of Judas, in the South English Legendary
Number 4373-3
365.   ff. 405rb-406ra   Pilate was lither man & come of lither more
South English Legendary
Number 950-1
366.   f. 407ra-407rc   By west under a wild wood side / In a land…
Mercy Passes all Things — sixteen 12-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Mercy passeth alle thinge’
Number 2443-1
367.   ff. 407rc-407va   In a church there I can kneel / This ender day in on morning
Deo gracias — eleven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain
Number 3717-1
368.   f. 407va-407vb   Now Bairns Birds bold and blithe
Against my will I take my Leave — eight 8-line stanzas with ‘…take my leue’ refrain
Number 1122-1
369.   f. 407vb   Deus caritas est
Deus Caritas — seven 8-line stanzas
Number 3669-1
370.   f. 407vc1   My word is Deo gracias / In world where me be well or woe
A second song of Deo Gracias — six 8-line stanzas, with ‘Deo gracias’ refrain
Number 2454-1
371.   ff. 407vc2-408ra   In a pistle that Paul wrought
Each Man ought Himself to know — nine 12-line stanzas
Number 6379-1
372.   ff. 408ra-408va   When men beth merriest at their meal
‘Þenk on ȝesterday’ — fifteen l2-line stanzas (ababababbcbc) with refrain, ‘Þenk on ȝesterday’
Number 2300-1
373.   f. 408va-408vb   I warn each lede that liveth in land
Keep Well Christ’s Commandments — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain
Number 5388-1
374.   f. 408vb-408vc   The man that lust to liven in ease
‘Who says þe sooth he shall be shent’ — eight l2-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘he schal be schent’
Number 1458-1
375.   ff. 408vc-409ra   Friendship faileth and fully fadeth / Faithful friends few
‘Fy on a feynt Frende’ — nine 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, alliterating and with a refrain, ‘And þer fy on a feynt frende’
Number 925-2
376.   f. 409ra-409rc   By a way wandering as I went / Sore I sighed sad
’Thank God of All’ — up to seventeen 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, alliterative, with refrain, ‘thank God of all’
Number 2335-1
377.   ff. 409rc-409va   I would witen of some wise wight / Witterly what this world were
‘This World Fareþ as a ffantasy’, based on Ecclesiastes — eleven 12-line stanzas with refrain, ‘ffor þis world fareþ as a fantasye’
Number 631-1
378.   f. 409va-409vc   As I wandered here by west / Fast under a forest side
‘Ay Merci God and Graunt Merci’ — twelve 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), alliterative, including refrain, ‘With marcy Lorde & gramarcy’ or ‘mercy god and graunt merci’
Number 6659-1
379.   ff. 409vc-410ra   Whoso would him well advise
’Treuþe is best’ — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6658-1
380.   f. 410ra-410rb   Whoso would bethink him well
‘Charite is no lengor Cheere’ — fourteen 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 2673-1
381.   f. 410rb-410rc   In worship of that Maiden sweet / Mild Mary mother and maid
‘Of Wymmen comeþ þis worldes welle’ — ten l2-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 4130-1
382.   ff. 410rc-410vb   Of all flowers fairest fall one
A song in praise of the Virgin Mary — thirteen 8-line stanzas
Number 3421-1
383.   f. 410vb-410vc   Mary Maiden Mother mild / That blissful Bairn in bosom bear
Maiden Mary and her Fleur-de-Lys — seventeen 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, with refrain, ‘þe fflourdelys’
Number 30-1
384.   f. 410vc-411rb   A dear God what may this be / That all thing wears
On the Death of Edward III — fourteen 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Selden seiȝe and sone forȝete’
Number 6856-1
385.   f. 411rb-411rc   Yet is God a courteous lord
Moralizing verses on the Earthquake of 1382 — eleven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain element, ‘…warning to be ware’
Number 990-1
386.   ff. 411rc-411va   Christ give us grace to love well Holy Church
Love Holy Church and its Priests — two 12-line stanzas, ababcdcdcdcd, followed by five 8-line stanzas, abababab
Number 4430-1
387.   f. 411va1   Queen of heaven mother and may
‘Fonde euermore to Say the Beste’ — seven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain, ‘to sey þe beste’
Number 2433-1
388.   f. 411va2-411vb   Ilke a wise wight should wake / And wait with work heaven to win
‘Mak no Tarijng til to-Morn’ — nine 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 926-1
389.   ff. 411vb-412ra   By a wood as I gone ride / Walking all my self alone
‘For þi Sunnes Amendes make’ — twelve 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 6269-1
390.   f. 412ra-412rb   When all sooths ben sought and seen
‘Suffre in tyme and þat is beste’ — six 12-line and one 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 2582-1
391.   f. 412rb-412rc   In summer before the Ascension / At Evensong on a Sunday
Mane nobiscum domine’ — ten 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 1754-1
392.   ff. 412rc-412vb   Hail star of the sea so bright / Thou grant us to been our guide
Ave maris stella (cf. Daniel (1841), 1.204) — fourteen 12-line stanzas, with Latin verse couplet before each pair of stanzas