The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3118
IMEV 1898
NIMEV 1898
Listeneth lordings lief and dear / Ye that will of the Sunday hear
‘þe visions of seynt poul’ — 346 lines in couplets
Note: For other versions, see 4814, 5491, 6112.
Title(s): ‘þe visions of seynt poul’
Subjects: Paul, saint; legends, of the afterlife
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 230rc-231ra
First Lines:
Lustneþ lordynges leof and dere
Ȝe þat wolen of þe sonday here…
Last Lines:
…Bi wȝuche seruyse we may come
To vre lord god and wiþ him wone
Attributed Title: Þe visions of seynt Poul wan he was rapt in to paradys (f. 230vc)
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.
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Vision der heiligen Paulus.” Englische Studien 1 (1877): 293-9: 295-9.
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 223-32.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 251-60.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 32vb-32vc
First Lines:
Listneþ lordynges leof and dere
Ȝe þat wolen of þe sonday here…
Last Lines:
…And poul asked of hym þere
What Maner men þat þei were…
Note: Lines 1-124 only. Three folios missing following f. 32 (i.e., between the medieval foliation on the versos, in rubric roman numerals, ‘CCX’ and ‘CCXiiij’ on f. 33v).
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014;