The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5674
IMEV 3591
NIMEV 3591
This day Saint Matthew tells us
Gospel for Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 4727.
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. 212v-215v
First Lines:
TO daye saynte mathew tellis vs
þat to þe folk ones saide iesus…
Last Lines:
…Gretinge ȝamirynge & tethe gnaistinge
I rede þat we be warr for thi
Note: Ends 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. 211rc-212ra
First Lines:
TO day seint Matheu telleþ vs
Þat to þe folk spac Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…But fewe beo chosun to comen þer to
ffor fewe men don as þei schulde do
Note: Ends imperfectly.
Attributed Title: Simile est Regnum celorum homini Regi (f. 211rc)
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. 327-334
First Lines:
Þis day Seynt Matheu telles vs
Þat til þe folk spak ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Of þi halowes þat are in heuene
Þat loues þe with þeire mery steuene
Attributed Title: Dominica xxa post festum trinitatis secundum Mathium (p. 327)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 200-203
First Lines:
SEynt Mathew þis day telliþ vs
þat to þe folk spak ihesus
and seyde to hem þat heuene riche…
Last Lines:
…of þin halewis þat arn in heuene
þat worschipe the with hire mery steuene
Attributed Title: Dominica vicesima post festum sancte trinitatis Euangelium secundum Mathium Simile est regnum celorum homini regi qui fecit nupcias & cetera (f. 200)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 141v-145
First Lines:
Þis day seynt Matheu telles vs
þat tyll þe folk sayd ihesus
He sayd tyl þam þat heue ryke
Ys til a werldes kyng lyke…
Last Lines:
…Bot foue er chosen to come þare to
ffor foue wyll lyf als þai suld do
Attributed Title: dominica xxma secundum Matheum… (f. 141v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 15va2-16rc
First Lines:
TO day seint Matheu telles vs
Þat to þe folke spac Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…But few beo chosun to comen þerto
ffor fewe men don as þei schuld do
Attributed Title: Simile est regum celorum homini regi (f. 15va)
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014;
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 173-174v
First Lines:
To day saynt mathewe tellys vs
In to þe folke Anes sayd Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…To þis bridale er þai calde
ffor þai for cristen men er talde…
Note: Ends imperfectly.
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 59va
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 172v-175v
First Lines:
To day sante mathew telles vs
þat tyll þe folke spake Ihesus
and sayde tyll þame þat heuen ryke…
Last Lines:
…Oure lorde Ihesu teche vs þat way
Vnto þat Ioy þat lastes ay
Attributed Title: Dominica xxa Secundum matheum (f. 172v)
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 181v-184v
First Lines:
To day seint mathew tellyth vs
Þat to þe folk spak ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Bot few be chossyn to cum þare to
ffor few men lyuyth as þay schold do
Attributed Title: Dominica vicesima post festum trinitatis (f. 181v)