The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6091
IMEV 3816
NIMEV 3816
Two monks were woning in a cell
The Monk who was harsh in judging, a Narratio in the Northern Homily Cycle
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: exempla ; monks, tales of
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 52 (SC 3440), ff. 206v-207v
First Lines:
Two monkes wonyd in a cell
& of þem als Aunter fell…
Last Lines:
…Our lord Ihesu crist vs sped
To do penance & þer vs lede
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 142v
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 200rc-200va
First Lines:
TWo monkes woned in a Celle
And on of hem as aunter felle…
Last Lines:
…Vre lord Ihesu crist vs spede
To do penaunce and þider vs lede. Amen
Attributed Title: Hou on demed on oþur for brekynge off hys fast (f. 200rc)
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.
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Evangelien-Geschichten der Homiliensammlung des Ms. Vernon.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 57 (1877): 241-316: 288.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], p. 233
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, p. 150
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, f. 88v
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 5rc-5va
First Lines:
TWo Monkes woned in a Celle
And on of hem as aunter felle…
Last Lines:
…Vre lord Ihesus crist vs spede
To do penaunce & þider vs lede. Amen
Attributed Title: De Monacho / reprobatem… (f. 5rc)
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014;
8.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 104v-105v
First Lines:
Twa monkes were wonnande in a cell
And ane of þan als awnter fell…
Last Lines:
…Oure lorde brynge vs to þat blysse
Euer þare to duelle with hym and hisse
9.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 207va
10.Source: London, British Library Harley 2391, f. 197
11.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 43rb
12.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 108v-109
First Lines:
Twa monkys wonnes in a cell
and ane of þam aunter fell…
Last Lines:
…oure lorde ihc ihesu criste vs spede
to do penaunce & þider vs lede
13.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 121v-122
First Lines:
Two monkys wonnyd in a cell
And one off ham as a tyme fell…
Last Lines:
…Oure loueryd ihesu crist vs spede
To do penauns and þiddyr vs lede
Attributed Title: narracio (f. 121v)