The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4714
IMEV 3012
NIMEV 3012
Saint Matthew says in our gospel
Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Octave of Epiphany in the Northern Homily Cycle
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. 40-41v
First Lines:
Saynte mathewe sayse in oure gospell
þat criste come donward of a hill…
Last Lines:
…Als did vnthriue and Gyezie
þat wex vnhale for his gyllerie
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 176rc-176va
First Lines:
Seint Matheu seiþ in vre gospel
Þat crist com doun of an hil…
Last Lines:
…As dide sum tyme Gyeȝi
þat wox vn hol þorwh his gileri
Attributed Title: Cum descendisset Ihesu de monte secute (f. 176rc)
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. 65-67
First Lines:
SEynt Matheu sais in oure gospell
þat crist come donward of a folle…
Last Lines:
…Als did vnthryuand Gyesie
Wherfore he felle in meselry
Attributed Title: Dominica iiia post octavam Epiphanie secundum Mathium (p. 65)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 68-69
First Lines:
SEynt mathew seyth in oure gospel
Þat crist com doun of an hil…
Last Lines:
…as dide sum tyme Gieȝi
þat wax vnhol þorw Symony
Note: Break between 4714 and 5223 occurs ten lines earlier in this MS.
Attributed Title: cum descendisset ihesus de monte… (f. 68)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 39-40
First Lines:
Sant mathew says in oure gospell
þat criste come dunward of a hyll…
Last Lines:
…Als dyd vnthrewand geneȝye
þat were vn hall thurght hys clergy
Attributed Title: dominica tercia post octabas epiphanie Secundum Matheum (f. 39)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 37-38
First Lines:
Saint mathew sais in our gospell
That cryste come dunwarde of hell…
Last Lines:
…Als dyde vn thrywande geneȝye
That wex vn haile thurgh his clergy
7.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 31ra-31va
First Lines:
sayn matheu sais in our godspelle
Þat crist com dunward of a felle…
Last Lines:
…Als did vnthriuand grezie
Þat wex unhale thoru his giliþe
Attributed Title: Dominica iia post octavam epiphanie secundum matheum (f. 31ra)
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 126-33.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 15ra
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 11v-13
First Lines:
Saynt mathew says in oure gospell
þat criste com donwarde on a hyll…
Last Lines:
…als dyde vnthryuand ayeȝie
þat wex lepor for fals symony
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 29v-31
First Lines:
Seint mathew seyth in oure gospell
As crist come donward of a fell…
Last Lines:
…As dyd vnthryvand gyesy
Þat was vnhole þrogh his gylery
Note: Brown and Robbins (1943) incorrectly gives f. 73; MS treats 5223, which follows, as if part of same text.
Attributed Title: Dominica tercia post octavam epiphanie (f. 29v)