The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4721
IMEV 3020
NIMEV 3020
Saint Matthew the Evangelist / telleth us that Jesu Christ
Gospel for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 981.
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. 224-226v
First Lines:
ffor ellis tyne we heuene blisse
If we forgiue oure broþer lethe…
Last Lines:
…Bakbytars what pyne þai drie
Bot þai amende þaim or þai die
Note: Begins imperfectly.
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. 213ra-213vb
First Lines:
Seint Matheu þe Ewangelist
Telleþ vs þat Ihesu crist…
Last Lines:
…What pyne þe Bacbiter schal drye
But he a mende him or he dye
Attributed Title: Simile est Regnum celorum homini Regi (f. 213ra)
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. 341-347
First Lines:
SEynt Matheu þe euangelist
Telles vs þat ihesu crist…
Last Lines:
…What payne þe bakbitere sale dryghe
Bot he amende him or he dyghe
Attributed Title: Dominica xxiia secundum Mathium (p. 341)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 206-208
First Lines:
SEynt mathew þe Euangelist
telliþ vs þat ihesu crist…
Last Lines:
…What pyne þe bakbitere schal drye
But he amend him or he dye
Attributed Title: Dominica vicesima Secunda post festum sancte teinitatis Euangelium secundum Mathium (f. 206)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 147v-150v
First Lines:
Seynt Matheu euangelyst
Telles vs þat ihesu cryst…
Last Lines:
…What pyne bakbyters drye
Bot þai amend þam at þai dye
Attributed Title: dominica xxiia post trinitatem seundum matheum (f. 147v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 17rb-17vb
First Lines:
SEint Matheu þe Euaungelist
Telleþ vs þat Ihesu crist…
Last Lines:
…What pyne þe bakbiters schal drie
But þei amende hem or þei dye
Attributed Title: Simile est regum celorum homini Regi (f. 17rb)
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014;
7.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 61rb
8.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 179-183
First Lines:
Saynte mathew þe euangeliste
Telles vs at àhesu cryste
a tale till his disciples talde…
Last Lines:
…What pyne þe backbytter sall dre
bot he a mende hym or he de
Attributed Title: Dominica xxiia Secundum Matheum (f. 179)
9.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 189v-192v
First Lines:
Seint mathew þe Wangelist
Tellyth vs þat ihesu crist…
Last Lines:
…What pyne þe bacbytere schal drey
Bot he amend hym ar he dey
Attributed Title: Dominica vicesima secunda post festum trinitatis (f. 189v)