The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6049
IMEV 3789
NIMEV 3789
Today says John the good gospeller
Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 5671; for the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 5394.
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], ff. 169vc-170rb
First Lines:
TO day seiþ seint Ion þe gospellere
In vr gospel as ȝe mowe here…
Last Lines:
…I wol on telle of a pilgrym
How Sathanas bi gyled him
Attributed Title: Miserunt Iudei ab Ierosolimie (f. 169vc)
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: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 21
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 19
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 14-18
First Lines:
To day sais Iohn þe gospeller
In oure gospell als ȝe may here…
Last Lines:
…Oure lorde by þat ilk way vs lede
Till heuen and gif vs þair our mede
5.Source: Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh MS Cursor Mundi, Northern Homily Cycle , ff. 22va-23va
First Lines:
tO day sais Ion þe god godspellere
In our god spel als ye mai her…
Last Lines:
…Þi vaiage may noht pai me
Bot ef þou do þat I bid þe
Attributed Title: Dominica iiiia in aduentu domini secundum Johannem (f. 22va)
Small, John, ed. English Metrical Homilies…. Edinburgh: W. Paterson, 1862: 47-53.
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
6.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 6-8
First Lines:
To day seyt seynt Ion þe gospeller
In oure gospell as ȝe may here…
Last Lines:
…I wyll ȝow tell of a pylgrym
How satanas be gylyt hym
Attributed Title: Dominica quarta aduentus domini (f. 6)