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Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122]
Number 476-11
1.   ff. 1-2   An archbishop beyond the sea / was woning in a faire city
The Archbishop and the Nun, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5511-9
2.   ff. 2v-6   The twelfth day from Christs birth
Gospel for Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5347-9
3.   ff. 6-7v   The Jews woned in sere country
Gospel, ‘Domnica infra Octavas Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6318-11
4.   ff. 7v-9v   When holy kirk bigan newly
St. John and the Boy, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4631-9
5.   ff. 9v-11v   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 4714-9
6.   ff. 11v-13   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5223-11
7.   ff. 13-14   The Book of Kings tells us
Giezi and Naaman: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle — couplets
Number 4723-9
8.   ff. 14-15v   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 64-11
9.   ff. 15v-17   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 5982-9
10.   ff. 17-17v   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
Gospel, ‘Dominica iiij. post Octave Epiphanie’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 528-11
11.   ff. 18-19   And of this seed that Satan sawes / A good tale
The Devil as Physician, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2516-10
12.   ff. 19v-21   In holy book find we / That this day has names three
Gospel for the Feast of the Purification, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 169-11
13.   ff. 21-22v   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 5161-10
14.   ff. 22v-24v   That may ye see by a lady
The Abbess who went with Child: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3106-8
15.   ff. 24v-29   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for Septuagesima in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4631-10
16.   ff. 27v-29v   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 548-12
17.   ff. 29-29v   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 2561-11
18.   ff. 29v-31   In our gospel Saint Luke says us / That mickle folk come to Jesu
Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 150-8
19.   ff. 31-34   A rich man by old days / Thought for to leave this worlds plays
The Monk Mawryne, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4673-10
20.   ff. 34-36   Saint Luke tells that Christ himself
Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6166-11
21.   ff. 36v-37   We find written of Saint Bernard
Pater noster for St. Bernard’s palfrey, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3051-8
22.   ff. 37-40   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
Gospel for the First Sunday in Lent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 62-7
23.   ff. 40-52v   A hende knight hight Placidas / But a heathen man
Legend of St. Eustace, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4715-8
24.   ff. 53-56   Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6037-8
25.   ff. 56-58v   To wilderness yode a young man
How a Hermit put another into Wanhope, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4670-7
26.   ff. 58v-60v   Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5159-9
27.   ff. 61-62   That may we see by Saint Bede
St. Bede and the Birds: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4636-3
28.   ff. 62-65   Saint John the good gospeller
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2761-13
29.   ff. 65-69   It was a rich man o land / Full far beyond the sea woning
Piers Toller, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3391-8
30.   ff. 69-71   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 2758-11
31.   ff. 71-72v   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 4641-9
32.   f. 72v-75   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to the Jews said Jesu
Gospel for Passion Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 487-9
33.   ff. 75-75v   An hermit woned in a wastern
The Hermit and the Thieves, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 2560-6
34.   ff. 75v-77v   In our gospel Matthew says us
Gospel for Palm Sunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 65-10
35.   ff. 77v-78v   A holy man stood on a day
A Man in the Devil’s leash, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4692-7
36.   ff. 78v-80v   Saint Mark in our gospel shows
Gospel for Easter Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 691-7
37.   ff. 80v-82   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 4672-10
38.   ff. 82-83v   Saint Luke tells how disciples two
Gospel for Easter Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 489-7
39.   ff. 83v-84   An holy man at preaching sat / And thought that sermon wonder sweet
The Devil in Church, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4643-6
40.   ff. 84-85v   Saint John the Gospeller us shows
Gospel for First Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5183-8
41.   ff. 85v-86   That was well on Saint Edmund seen
St. Edmund and the Devil; Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4640-9
42.   ff. 86-87   Saint John the gospeller says us / That to his disciples said
Gospel for the Second Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2763-10
43.   ff. 87-89   It was an Earl of much might / Beyond the sea Sir Theobald he hight
Count Theobald, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 66-11
44.   ff. 88v-89v   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 4628-7
45.   ff. 89-89v   Saint John in our Gospel shows
Gospel for the Third Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4627-9
46.   ff. 90v-91v   Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4639-10
47.   ff. 90v-100   Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4638-10
48.   ff. 91v-92v   Saint John the Gospeller says us / that til his disciples said
Gospel for the Fifth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6284-9
49.   ff. 93-94   When Christ was risen from dead to life
Gospel, ‘In die Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 23-11
50.   ff. 94-95   A Christian priest was called Carpus
The story of Carpus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5955-7
51.   ff. 95-95v   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 644-5
52.   ff. 95v-96v   As it befell of a rich king
The Melancholy King, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5675-13
53.   ff. 97-98v   This day Whitsunday is called
Gospel for Whitsunday, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 488-14
54.   f. 98v-99   An Hermit woned in the wilderness / That proved his disciple buxomness
The Obedient Servant, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 56-8
55.   ff. 100-100v   A good tale hereby lies / Of a woman that hight Thais
Thais, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 3716-9
56.   ff. 100v-101   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 5179-2
57.   ff. 101-101v   That time that Saint John Baptist
Story of the Baptism of Christ, from the Northern Homily Cycle (Homily for Trinity Sunday)
Number 5839-10
58.   ff. 101v-103v   Thou rich man that sits on dais
Gospel for First Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5956-9
59.   ff. 103v-105v   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
Gospel for Second Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6048-9
60.   ff. 105v-107v   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
Gospel for Third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1797-9
61.   ff. 107v-108v   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of today
Gospel for Fourth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 6091-12
62.   ff. 108v-109   Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4677-9
63.   ff. 109v-111   Saint Luke the good gospeller
Gospel for Fifth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5907-9
64.   ff. 111-112v   Threefold folk in holy kirk
Gospel for Sixth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4696-11
65.   ff. 112v-113v   Saint Mark the gospeller says us
Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4667-5
66.   ff. 113v-114   Saint Luke in our gospel says us
Gospel for Eighth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4671-4
67.   ff. 114v-115v   Saint Luke says that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2786-9
68.   ff. 115v-118   Jerusalem in English is / As mickle to say as sight of peace
Gospel for Tenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1826-9
69.   ff. 118-119   He is be-gabbed loathly / That lets of other men hethely
Gospel for Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4695-9
70.   ff. 122-124   Saint Mark speaks in our gospel
Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5954-9
71.   ff. 124v-127v   Til his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 10-13
72.   ff. 128-137   A bishop woned beyond the sea / In Sicily the rich city
The Legend of Theophilus in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 4679-8
73.   ff. 137v-138   Saint Luke the gospeller will say
Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 490-10
74.   ff. 138-142   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 6113-8
75.   ff. 142v-144   Unto his disciples said Christ
Gospel for Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2764-10
76.   ff. 144-146v   It was once a gardener / That to God was both lief and dear
The Thrifty Gardener, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4547-15
77.   ff. 147-151   Saint Bartholomew the holy man of kings blood
Life of St. Bartholomew in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 1796-8
78.   ff. 151-152   Harkeneth what Saint Luke will say / In our gospel of this day
Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, in Northern Homily Cycle
Number 1843-7
79.   ff. 152-156   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 2766-9
80.   ff. 156-158v   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 2473-9
81.   ff. 158v-164v   In Antioch beyond the sea
Pelagia: Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4711-9
82.   ff. 164v-167v   Saint Matthew in our gospel shows
Gospel for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 2563-9
83.   ff. 167v-170v   In our gospel says Matthew / That Christs deeds til us will show
Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 479-11
84.   ff. 171-172v   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 5674-9
85.   ff. 172v-175v   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4637-7
86.   ff. 175v-177   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 4548-7
87.   ff. 177-179   Saint Basil telleth soothfastly
The Despised Nun: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4721-8
88.   ff. 179-183   Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 125-9
89.   ff. 183-183v   A monk was in Religion / And to backbiting was ever boune
The Backbiting Monk, in the Northern Homily Cycle — in couplets
Number 5673-8
90.   ff. 183v-184v   This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 3406-9
91.   ff. 184v-187   Many winter witterly / Ere Christ were born of our Lady
Story of Queen Esther, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 369-1
92.   ff. 187v-218   All that has liking for to hear
Life of St Anne — 3456 lines in 12-line stanzas
Number 4602-1
93.   ff. 218v-219v   Saint George the good knight a holy man was he
A variant text of the Life of St. George in the South English Legendary — couplets