The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4670
IMEV 2968
NIMEV 2968
Saint Luke says that a man dumb was
Gospel for the Third Sunday in Lent in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 654.
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. 89-92
First Lines:
Saynte luke saise þat a man doumbe was
Of whaim criste chalid oute sathanas…
Last Lines:
…ffor god þat his entente wele knawes
Es full wele paied of all his sawes
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. 184rc-184vc
First Lines:
Seint Luc seiþ þat a Mon doumbe was
Of whom crist chased Sathanas…
Last Lines:
…ffor God þat his entent knawes
Is wel payed of his sawes
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. 135-139
First Lines:
…ffor if þou schewe vs token of þe heuene
Þat þou be goddes sonne wille we trowe euene…
Last Lines:
…ffor wele es him þat with techyng
Man any soule til heuene bryng
Note: Begins imperfectly.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 107-109
First Lines:
SEynt luke seyth þat a man doumb was
of whom crist chasid out sathanas…
Last Lines:
…for god þat his entente knawis
is wel payde of his sawis
Note: Division between this and the following, 5159, occurs two lines later in this MS.
Attributed Title: Dominica 3a quadragesime Euangelium secundum Lucam (f. 107)
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 69v-72
First Lines:
Saint luke says þat a man dumbe was
Of whanne cryste chased sathanas…
Last Lines:
…ffor god þat his entente knawes
Es well payde of all his sawes
6.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 30ra
7.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 58v-60v
First Lines:
Saynte luke says þat a man dum was
of wham cryste chasede oute Sathanas…
Last Lines:
…for gode þat his entent knawes
Es wele payde of all hys sawes
Note: Note folio change from Brown and Robbins (1943).
Attributed Title: Dominica iiia quadragesime Secundum Lucam (f. 58v)
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 78v-81
First Lines:
Seint luc sayth þat man dowme was
Off whom crist chasid satanas…
Last Lines:
…ffor god þat his entent knawys
Is well payd of his sawys
Note: Listed in Brown and Robbins (1943) as appearing on f. 127.
Attributed Title: Dominica tercia in quadragesima (f. 73)