The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3391
IMEV 2084
NIMEV 2084
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
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel; Annunciation, feast of
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 168vc-169rb
First Lines:
MOn whon Adames synne mad þralle
Who made þe fre þou herdest telle…
Last Lines:
…þat may we seo beo a ladi
Þat was saued þorwh hire merci
Attributed Title: Missus est Angelus Gabriel a deo in ciuitatem (f. 168vc)
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 Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 85-87v
First Lines:
Manne whilk adam synne made thrall
Who made vs fre herd haue we all…
Last Lines:
…þat maie ȝe se be a ladye
þat was sauid þorghe hir mercie
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 167
First Lines:
SEynt Luk þis day schewes þe begynyng
Of oure fredam in oure bying…
Last Lines:
…Þat may be se by a lady
Þat was saued thorewe hire mercy
Attributed Title: In Annunciacione beate Marie secundum Lucam (p. 167)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 110-112
First Lines:
MAn whom Adames synne made bonde
Who made the fre þu has vnderstonde…
Last Lines:
…And þer for helpiþ sche hem alle
Þat hertili on hire wile calle
Note: Division between this and following 2758 occurs two lines earlier in this MS, so that 1641 begins ‘That we may seen…’.
Attributed Title: In Annunciacione beate marie Euangelium secundum Lucam. Missus est angelus Gabriel a deo in Ciuitatem Galilee etc. (f. 110)
5.Source: London, British Library Harley 4196, f. 146vb
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 79-81
First Lines:
Thou man whanne adam syn made thrall
What made ye fre you has harde all…
Last Lines:
…That may yhe se by a lady
That was saued thurgh hir mercy
7.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 29ra
8.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 69-71
First Lines:
O man wham adam syne made thrall
Wha mad vs fre we han harde tell all…
Last Lines:
…þat may ȝe se be a lady
þat was sayuede thurght hyre mercy
Attributed Title: In annunciacio de domina Secundum Lucam (f. 69)
9.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 82v-84v
First Lines:
Man whom Adam syn made þrell
How made þe fre þu hauyst herd tell…
Last Lines:
…þat may we se by a leuedy
þat wos sauyd þroght hys mercy
Attributed Title: In annunciacione beate marie virginis (f. 82v)