The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5955
IMEV 3741
NIMEV 3741
Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
Gospel, ‘Dominica infra Octave Ascensionis’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 5981.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 195va2-195vb
First Lines:
TO his disciples seide crist
As seiþ seint Ion þe Ewangelist…
Last Lines:
…ffor whon he þenkeþ on his endyng
Grede of deþ slakeþ his lykyng
Note: Wrongly headed: ‘In die sancte trinitatis’.
Attributed Title: In die sancte trinitatis / Cum venit paraclitus quem ego (f. 195va)
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.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 129-129v
First Lines:
UNto his dissipils saide criste
Als saise saynte Iohan þe euangeliste…
Last Lines:
…ffor when he thinkis of his endinge
þe drede of dede slakis his likinge
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 208
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, f. 131v
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 77
6.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 39vb
7.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 95-95v
First Lines:
Tyll hys disciplis sayd cryste
als says saynt Ion þe euangelyste…
Last Lines:
…ffor when he thynkes on hys endyng
dowte of ded sclaes hys lykyng
Attributed Title: In octavis ascencionis euangelium Recumbentibus Secundum Iohannem (f. 95)
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 109v-110
First Lines:
To his dysciplys sayd crist
As sayth seint Ion þe wangelyst…
Last Lines:
…ffor worldys welth euer myngyt is
With sum wo and byttyrnys
ffor is no emperoure ne kynge
þat he ne is sumwhyle in murnynge
ffor when he þynkyth on his endynge
ffor doute off deth sleyth hys lykynge
Note: This MS ends four lines earlier, with last four lines above treated as first four of 644.
Attributed Title: Dominica infra octavam ascensionis (f. 109v)