The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4643
IMEV 2941
NIMEV 2941
Saint John the Gospeller us shows
Gospel for First Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the text in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4626.
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. 115-116v
First Lines:
Saynte Ione þe gospellere vs schawes
In oure gospell wiþ semeli sawes…
Last Lines:
…ffor when he thinkes on goddes thrawes
þe fendes fondinges fro vs drawes
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. 189rb-189va
First Lines:
Seint Ion þe gospeler vs schawes
In vr gospel wiþ semeli sawes…
Last Lines:
…ffor whon we þenke on cristes sawes
Þe fend his fondyng from vs drawes
Attributed Title: Cum esset sero die illo & fores (f. 189rb)
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: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 184-188
First Lines:
Þis say Seynt Ione þe euangeliste
Telles vs howe þat ihesu criste…
Last Lines:
…Þis gostli schewyng makes þe fende
And his fondynges fro vs wende
Attributed Title: Dominica in octava pasche secundum Iohannem (p. 184)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 120v-122
First Lines:
SEynt Iohn þe Gospellere vs schawis
in oure Gospel semeli sawis
how ihesu crist ofter þat he ras…
Last Lines:
…for whan we þinke on cristis sawis
þe fendis fonding fro vs he drawis
Attributed Title: Dominica prima post Pascha Euangelium secundum Iohannem (f. 120v)
5.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 36rb
6.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 84-85v
First Lines:
Saynt Iohn þe gospellere vs schewes
In oure gospell wyth semely sawes…
Last Lines:
…for when we thynke on criste thrawes
þe fende fayndyng fra vs drawes
Attributed Title: In octavas [sic] pasche Secundum Johannem (f. 84)
7.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 98-99v
First Lines:
Seint Ion þe gospeller vs schawis
In oure gospell with swetely sawis…
Last Lines:
…ffor when we þynk on cristis thrawis
þe fendys temptynd [sic] fro vs hit drawis
Attributed Title: Dominica infra octavam pasche (f. 98)