The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4606
IMEV 2907
NIMEV 2907
Saint Gregory a tale us tells
Gregory’s Aunts: a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: Gregory, saint
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, f. 202: ends just where this Narracio should begin.

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 212ra-212rc
First Lines:
Seint Gregori a tale vs telles
þer he on þis gospel spelles…
Last Lines:
…Vre lord Ihesu crist vs spede
To do penaunce and þider vs lede. Amen.
Attributed Title: De Tribus sororibus patris beati gregorij (f. 212ra)
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. “Gregorius auf dem Steine. Aus Ms. Vernon p. 44.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 55 (1876): 407-38: 407-8.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 145-146v
First Lines:
Seyns gregor vs a tale telles
Þare he a pon þis gospell spels…
Last Lines:
…Oure lorde ihesu cryst vs spede
To do penance and þeder vs lede
Note: Begins 4 lines later in this MS, with ‘He sayd hys fader had systerys thre…’.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 16rc-16va
First Lines:
SEint gregori a tale vs telles
Þere he on þis gospel spelles…
Last Lines:
…Vre lord Ihesu crist vs spede
To do penaunce & þider vs lede. Amen
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014;
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 60rb
5.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 184v-186v
First Lines:
Seint gregory a tale vs tellyth
Þare he a pon his gospell spekkyth…
Last Lines:
…Oure loueryd ihesu crist vs spede
To do penauns and þyddyr vs lede
Attributed Title: relacio (f. 184v)