The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4639
IMEV 2937
NIMEV 2937
Saint John the Gospeller says us / That til his disciples said
Gospel for Whit Monday in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4648.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 133-133v
First Lines:
Saynte Ione þe gospellere saise vs
þat to his dissipils saide iesus…
Last Lines:
…He dredes more mannes sight
þan god þat seis all his plight
A gude tale here by lyes
þat i will tell ȝou or i ryse
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 195rc-195va
First Lines:
Seint Ion þe gospiler seiþ vs
Þat to his disciples seide Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…He dredeþ more monnes siht
Þen God þat seoþ al his synne riht
Attributed Title: Sicud deus dilexit mundum (f. 195rc)
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.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. c.3 (SC 30516), ff. 2rb-2va
First Lines:
Aeynt Iohn þe go[ ] says vs
þat to þe apostlis [ ] …
Last Lines:
…he dreds mar mans syght
þan god þat sees all his plyght
Note: Damaged, partly unreadable.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 216-217
First Lines:
SEynt Ione þe gospellere sais vs
þat til his apostles saide ihesus…
Last Lines:
…ffor mans sight more dredes he
þen he dos god þat al may se
Attributed Title: fferia iia ebdomade pentecoste secundum Iohannem (p. 216)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 134v-135v
First Lines:
SEynt Iohn þe Gospellere seyth vs
þat to his disciplis seyde ihesus
Mi fader louiþ þis world so…
Last Lines:
…he drediþ mor mennes sight
Þan god þat seeþ al his plight
Attributed Title: Euangelium secundum Iohannem. Sic deus dilexit mundum vt filium suum vnigenitum et cetera (f. 134v)
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 90v-91
First Lines:
Sayne Iohn þe a gospeller says vs
þat tyll hys disciples sayd ihesus…
Last Lines:
…He dredys mare mannes syght
þan goddes þat sese all hys plyght
Attributed Title: þis es þe gospell of wytsonun monunday (f. 90v)
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 1vb-1vc
First Lines:
SEint Ion þe gospeler seiþ vs
Þat to his disciples seide Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…He dredeþ more monnes siht
Þen god þat seoþ al hys synne riht
Attributed Title: Sic delixit mundum (f. 1vb)
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014;
8.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 95v-96
First Lines:
Saint Iohn þe gospeller says vs
That to his dissiples said ihesus…
Last Lines:
…A gude tale here by lyes
That I will tell you or I rysse
9.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 40vb
10.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 90v-100
First Lines:
Saynt Ion þe gospellere says vs
þat to hys apposteles sayd Ihesus
my fader lufed þis warlde swa…
Last Lines:
…he dredys mare mans syght
þan gode þat sees all hys plyght
Attributed Title: fferia secunda in ebdomada pentecoste Secundum Iohannem (f. 99)
11.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], f. 113v