Cambridge, Corpus Christi College Manuscript 421


Ker 69, Gneuss 109. An eleventh century manuscript measuring 7 9/10 X 5", containing fifteen homilies. Nine are from Ælfric's Catholic Homilies, and only one, Secundum Lucam (Bethurum III), is Wulfstan's, although Napier printed four others as Wulfstanian in his 1883 edition. The manuscript is a companion volume to CCCC 419, which also contains fifteen homilies, six of which (and a fragment of a seventh) are Wulfstan's. Both manuscripts are written primarily in a large hand with nineteen lines on each page; CCCC 421 contains a single quire in a second hand--and it is this quire that contains Secundum Lucam (see below). CCCC 421 has a contemporary frontispiece of the crucifixion, which is matched in CCCC 419 by a thirteenth-century frontispiece of Christ's entry into Jerusalem, presumably added by Matthew Parker.

Secundum Lucam and its preceding homily, Larspell, are written in a hand smaller than and different from the other homilies of the two manuscripts, and together the two homilies make up a full quire. This quire was apparently written separately and then bound into the manuscript, since its final two pages have been left blank. Secundum Lucam is separated from the preceding homily by a single line which shows signs of erasure. The homily is missing its rubric and its opening Latin quotation from Luke 21:25, both of which occur in the homily's other two witnesses, CCCC 201 and Hatton 113. Its opening line is adapted to make up for the lack of the quotation, reading "Crist cwæð on his halgan godspelle þæt..." rather than "Ðis godspel segð 7 swutelað þæt..., the reading which occurs in the other manuscripts. It is possible that either the scribe or a later hand who erased the text on the intervening line between the homilies believed them to be a single work. This error is perpetuated by the Parkerian table of contents, which lists the first homily by its rubric and omits the second, unrubricated text. In the excerpt from the manuscript which follows, I have transcribed both homilies.

The homilies in the manuscript are as follows:


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LAR SPELL
We secgeað urum cyne hlaforde · 7 eallum
folce cyðan wyllað · þæt is ærest þæt we ealle to
gode ælmihtigum georne bebugan · 7 his
beboda healdan · 7 unrihtes ealle geswican ·
7 to ælcan rihte us sylfe wenian 7 weman ·
7 don swa us þearf is andettan ure synna ·
7 betan georne · 7 þanon forð geswican swa
we eornost magon · 7 aa urum hlaforde
holdlice 7 rihtlice hyran ; 7 þæt godes circan
beon beteran mæðe · 7 munde wyrðe · þonne
hig ær þysan wæron · þæt is þæt sy ric grið bin--
nan wagum · 7 ge halgodes cyninges hand --
grið · stande efen unwemme · 7 cristenum
cyninge gebyrað on cristenre þeode · þæt he
sy eall swa riht is · folces frofer · 7 rihtwis
hyrde · ofer cristene heorde · 7 him gebyreð
þæt he eallum mægene cristendom:: rære · 7
godes cyrcean æghwar fyrðrie · 7 fryðie ·
7 godes are mundie æfre · 7 eall cristen
folc sibbe 7 rehte mid rihtre lage · swa he
geornost mæge · 7 þurh ælc þingc rihtwis
nesse lufige · for gode 7 for worulde · for
þam þurh þæt he sceal sylf fyrmest geþeon ·
7 his þeod scipe eac swa · þe he riht lufie
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for gode 7 for worulde ; 7 him gebyrað þæt he
geornlice fylste þam þe riht willan · 7 a hete
lice styre · þam þe þwyrnes willan ; He sceal
man dæde men · þreagean þearle · mid worold
licre steore · 7 he sceal morð wyrhtan · hla
ford swican · 7 manswaran · mannslagan ·
7 mægslagan · cyric hatan · 7 sacerdbanan ·
hadbrecan · 7 æwbrecan · þeofas 7 þeodscea
þan · ryperas 7 reaferas · leogeras · 7 licete
ras · wedlogan · 7 wærlogan · hatian 7 hynan ·
7 eallum godes feondum · styrnlice wið standan ·
7 ægðer he sceal beon mid rihte gemilde
gereðe ; Milde þam godum · 7 styrne þam yfelum ·
La þurh hwæt sceal godes þeowum 7 godes þear--
fum · frið 7 fultum cuman · butan þurh crist ·
7 þurh cristenne cyningc ; Þi he sceal boc larum
hlistan swyðe georne · 7 godes beboda geornlice
healdan · 7 ge lome wið witan · wisdom smeagean ·
gif he gode wile · rihtlice hyran · Ælc riht cyne
stol · stent on þrym stapelum · þe fullice ariht
stent ; And is · Oratores · 7 oðer is laboratores ·
7 þrydde is · bellatores · Oratores syndon
gebedmen · þe gode sceolon þeowian dæges 7
nihtes · for þæne cyngc · 7 for ealne þeodscin
þingian georne · Laboratores syndon weorc
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men · þe tilian sceolon · þæs þe eall þeodscipe
big sceal lybban · Bellatores syndon wig men ·
þe eard sculon werian · wiglice mid wæpnon ·
On þysum þrym stapelum sceal ælc cyne stol
standan mid rihte · 7 awacyge heora ænig ·
socia se stol scylfð · 7 ful berste heora ænig ·
þonne hryst se stol nyðer · 7 þæt wyrð [þære] þeode
eall to unþearfe ; Ac stalige man 7 strangie ·
7 trymine hig eorne mid wislicre godes lage ·
7 mid rihtlice woroldlage · þæt wyrð þam þeod--
scipe to lang suman ræde ; 7 soð is þæt we secgað ·
awacyge se cristendon · sona scylfð se cynedom ·
7 we cyðað eac eorlan · 7 heretogan · deman
7 gerefan · þæt hig agan þearfe · þæt hig eorne
unrihtes geswican · 7 rihtwisnysse lufian
for gode · 7 for worolde · 7 nahwan þurh un
dom · for feo ne for freondscipe forgiman
heora wisdom · swa þæt hig wendan unriht to
rihte · oððon undom ge deman earmum to
yrmðe ; Ac þæt hig ge hadedum mannum fylstan
bet to godes lagum þonne hig ær þysum dydon ·
Hit wæs nu lange · þæt wæron to wide godes
laga laðe · 7 lara for sawne · 7 worold lagu
syndan innan þysan earde · wraðe for
hwyrfde · on æg hwylcan ende · 7 þæt is ge
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syne wide 7 side · þæt man god gremede mid þam
unrihte ealles to lange ; Betan þa nu geor
ne þa þe þyssere þeode nu sceolan rædan ·
swa swa god wile · gif hig gode willan rihtlice
cweman · 7 on þa myclan dæge heom sylfum
gebeorgan · bet þonne þa dydon · þe beforan
wæron · þe unriht arærdan · to forwyrde
heom sylfum ; 7 we eac þæs habbað fela byr--
sta · 7 bysmora gebiden · 7 gif we ænige bote ·
gebidan sceolan · þonne mote we þæs to gode
earnian · bet þonne we ær þysan dydan · For
þam ære þysan wæs gehwar swicdom swyðra
þonne wisdom · 7 þuhte hwilcum wisast se þe
wæs swicolost · 7 se þe lytelicost cuðe leaslice
hiwian unsoð to soðe · 7 undom deman oðrum
to hynðe · Ac wa heom þæs wær scipes · 7 ealles
þæs worðscipes ; Ne dohte hit ær þysan · inne
ne ute · ac wæs here 7 hunger · bryne 7 blod
gyte on ge wel hwylcan ende · oft 7 gelome ·
7 us stalu 7 cwalu · hol 7 hete · 7 rypera reaf--
lac derede swiðe þearle · 7 eac us unwederu
for oft weoldon unwæstma · for þam on þis on
earde wæs 7 git is swa hit þincan mæg unrih
ta fela · 7 tealte getrywða æghwar mid man
non · Fela syn forsworene · 7 swyðe forlogon
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7 wedd eac abrocene oft 7 gelome · 7 þæt is gesyne
on þisse þeode · þæt is godes yrre hetelice onsæt ·
gecnawe se þe cunne · Ac uton don swa us þearf
is · beon ymbe þa bote · geswican unrihtes · 7
gebugan to rihte · þonne geearnige we · gif we þæt
wyllað · sona godes mildse ; 7 riht is eac þæt go
des þeowas · biscopas · 7 abbodas · munecas 7 my--
necena · preostas 7 nunnan · regole fylgean ·
7 regollice libban · oððon woruld are þolian ; 7
þæt þa þe rihte heora lif libban · þæt man þa geor--
ne fyrðrige · 7 wurðige ; 7 þæt þa utlagan weor--
þan · þe to godes rihte gebugan nellan · buton
hig to rihte gecirran · Ac gebuge manna ge
hwylc georne to rihte · 7 muneca gehwylc
into his mynstre · oððe of earde mid ealle
gewite · 7 riht is þæt ænige wæp[n]men · on myne--
cene beodderne · ne etan ne ne drincan · ne
læwede men on muneca · buton hit mid urum
hlaforde sy · oððon elles hwylc þe maran
godes ege habbe · þæt hit [for] his neaweste þe bete--
re beo · for gode 7 for worolde · 7 hyra regol
huru · ne sy aðeawyrdra ; 7 preostas 7 nun--
nan heora lif rihtan · be godes miltse 7 be
heora are · 7 ealle godes þeowas we biddað ·
7 lærað · 7 huru þinga mæsse preostas · þæt hig
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godes hyran · 7 heora clænnysse healdan · 7 beor
gan heom sylfum wið godes yrre · 7 wið þone
weallendan bryne þe wealleð on helle · Full
georne hig witan · þæt hig nagon mid rihte · þurh
hæmed þing wifes gemanan · ac hit is þe wyrse ·
þe sume habbað twa · oððe ma · 7 sume for
lætað þa hig ær hæfdon · 7 belifiendre cwe
nan eft oðre nimað · swa ænigum cristenum men
ne gedafenað to donne · ne huru þam gehade
dum · þe oðrum mannum · riht scylan bysnian ·
7unriht forbeodan ; Nu þineð heom þis
syllic to gehyranne for þam þe hig habbað ·
heora yrmðe · swa on gewunan gebroht · swylce
hit nan pleoh ne sy · þæt mæsse preost libbe his
lif swa swa ceorl · Crist sylf astealde þa clænnys--
se · 7 his halgan apostolas þe him her on life
folgedan · þe we godes þeowas healdan scilan ·
Hit gewearð æfter cristes þrowunge 7 æfter
his æriste of deaðe · 7 his upstige to heofenan ·
7 æfter þæra apostola 7 martyra þrowunga ·
þæt wearð se soða geleafa swiðe acolad · þurh
deoflice gedwolmen · id est arrianus presbiter ·
7 macedonius episcopis · & multi alii · þa gewearð
hit þæt constantinus se mæra casere · 7 se æð--
la sancte elena sunu þære eadigan cwene · feng
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to rice on romana byrig · 7 he rices weold ofer
ealne middaneard · þa geguderode he swyðe
mycelne synoð on þære ceastre þe is nicea ge
namod for trymminge rihtes geleafan · ymbe
þa halgan þrynnesse · 7 ymbe cristes man--
niscnysse ; Se forma sinoð wæs swa swa we sæ--
don · on nicea · ccc · 7 xviii · bisceopa · 7 se oðer wæs
syððan on constantinopolim · c · L · bisceopa · 7 se
þridda wæron egestum · cc · bisceopa · 7 se feorða wæs
on calcedonia · dc · bisceopa · 7 xxx · sacerda · 7 ealle
hig wæron haliges life menn · þar feower
sinodas syndon to healdenne swa swa þa
feower cristes bec · 7 hig eac gesettan ealle
þa þenunge þe we habbað to godes þeow--
dome · to mærran · 7 to uhtsange · 7 to eallum
tid sangum ; Siððan wæron foroft oðre si--
nodas wisra bisceopa wide on worolde ·
ac þar wæron þa fyrmestan · 7 ealle hig
forbudon æfre ælc wiflac weofod þenum ·
þæt is bisceopum · 7 mæsse preostum · Ðencan
þa nu þe to þam þriste syn · þæt hig god ofer
seoð · 7 swa mæniges haliges mænnes dom
swa on þyssum sinoðum gesomnode wæron ·
7 gehwar syððan · hwylces leanes hig him
wenan magon · 7 eac wenan ne þurfon ·
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Ac witod witan · þæt hig yfel lean habban scylan
buton hig geswican · 7 grimlice godes graman ·
þurh þæt þe hig swa god gremiað · þæt hig heora
lif eall libbað on unriht · Ac to fela is þæra
þe ær þisan misdydan · 7 se þe þæs geswican
wille · 7 clænnysse lufian · habbe he godes
miltse · 7 to woruld wurðscipe · sy he þegen
lae wyrðe ; 7 riht [is] gif hwæt færlices on þeo
de be cymð · beon hit here ræses · beon hit
fær cwealmas · beon hit miswyderu · oððon
unwæstmas · beo swa hwæt swa hit beo · sece
man þa bote aa to gode sylfum · 7 þæt ure
hlaford læte asmeagean be æghwylcum ende
engla landes · ealle þa man fullan þe nel--
lað geswican · 7 þances oððe unþances hig
to rihte gebigean · oððe mid ealle of earde
adrifan · 7 we lærað 7 biddað · 7 on godes
naman beodað · þæt ænig cristen man bynnan
syx manna sib fæce æfre ne gewifige · on
his agenum cynne · ne on his mæges lafe þe
swa neah sib wære · ne on þæs wifes nyd
magan þe he sylf ær hæfde · ne on his ge
fæderan · ne on gehalgodre nunnan · ne on
ælætan · ænig cristen man ne gewifige æfre
Ne na ma wifa þonne an hæbbe · ac beo bet
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þære anre þa hwile þe heo lybbe ; Se þe wylle
godes lage giman mid rihte · 7 wið helle bryne
beorgan his sawle ; Þa þam þe woh drifð eal--
les to lange · buton he geswice ; 7 sy ælce wyde--
we þe hig sylfe mid rihte gehealde · on go--
des griðe · 7 on þæs cynges · 7 sytte ælc wer
leas · xii · monað · ceose syððan þæt heo sylf
wylle · 7 eac we beodað on godes ælmihtiges
naman · 7 on ealra his halgena · þæt nan man
swa dyrstig ne sy · þæt on gehadodre nunnan ·
oððe on mynecenan gewifige · 7 gif hit hwa
gedon hæbbe · beo he utlah wið god · 7 aman
sumad fram eallum cristen dome · 7 wið
þone cyningc scyldig ealles þæs þe he age · bu--
ton he þe raðor geswice · 7 þe deoflicor ge
bete wið god ; 7 se þe eard wille rihtlice clæn
sian · þonne mot he georne · þyllices styran · 7
þyllic ascunian · 7 þæt man geornlice beo on
æghwylcum ende ymbe fryðes bote · 7 ymbe
feos botge · Swa ymbe friðes bote · swa þam
bondan sy selast · 7 þam þeofan sy laðost ·
And swa ymbe feos bote · þæt an mynec gange ·
ofer ealle þas þeode butan ælcon fulse · 7 we ge
:::mete 7 false gewihta rihte man georne ·
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7 ælces unrihtes heononforð geswice · 7 þæt ge
hwilc man his teoðunge rihtlice gelæste
he godes miltse · 7 be þæs cynges · 7 be ealles
cristenes folces · 7 be þære steore þe endgas
gelagede · 7 rom feoh gelæste man æghwilc
geare be peteres mæssan · 7 se þe þæt ne gelæ
ste · sylle þær to eacan · xxx · peninga · to rome · 7
gylde þam cynge on engla lage · cxx · scillinga ·
7 freolsa 7 fæstena healde man rihtlice ;
Sunnandæges freols fram peterdages none ·
oð monandæges lihtinge · healde man georne ·
7 cypinge 7 folc gemota we forbeodað þam
halgan dæge ; 7 ymbren fæstena healde
man rihte swa swa sanctus gregorius angel cyn--
ne · sylf hit gedihte · 7 ealle godes gerihta
fyrðrige man georne · ælc riht arære · 7 un
riht afylle · þonne wyrð þysse þeode sona
god milde · 7 þæt we ealle gemænelice · gehade
de · 7 læwede anræde weorðan · for gode · 7 for
worolde · 7 habban us gemæne sibbe 7 some ·
æfter godes rihte · 7 ælce sace sehtan swa
we eornost magon · 7 ne lætan us deofol
dwelian ne twæman · swa swa he oft dyde ·
þonne ure gegaderunga ær þyson wæran ·
Ac uton ealle anrædlice to gode bugan · 7
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hine lufian 7 wurðian · 7 urne cristendom
rihtlice healdan · 7 urne cyne hlaford mid
rihtan ge tryw[ð]an · 7 ælcne hæðendom mid ealle
awyrpan · 7 utan geþencean þæt hit is nyr þisse
worulde ende þonne hwa gelyfan wylle · 7
þæs deofles timan ante cristes · Ac deofol dwe--
lað manna geþohtas · þæt hig to lyt þæs ymbe
þenceað · 7 gelyfe se þe wylle we witan to soðe
þæt hit þær togeorne genealæcð · for þam þeos
worold is sorhful · 7 fram dæge to dæge a swa
leng swa wyrse · Hwæt we magon geseon hu
læne 7 hu lyðre þis lif is · hu sarlic · 7 hu sorh
ful · 7 hu geswincful · 7 hu teonful · hu tealc ·
7 hu wrað · hu wiðerweard · 7 hu swicful ; Heo
is þeos woruld on ofstum 7 on storinum · 7 on
adlum · 7 on ungewyderum · þæt nu ne beoð naht
fela manna æt samne þæt heora sum ne si seoc ·
7 sam hal · 7 þeah þæt gelimpe þæt men sume hwile
syn her on worolde · swa þeah hig beoð aa on
geswince · 7 mid sorge · for þan þeos woruld
nære wyrðe þæt man to hire lufe hæfde ealles
to swiðe · Ðy us is mycel þearf þe to godes
bydelum gesette syn · þæt we godes folc warni--
an gelome wið þone egsan þe mannum is to
yrd · þæt is se þeodfeond anti crist · þe læs þe
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hig unwære wurðan aredode · 7 þonne to
hrædlice þurh deofol beswicene · La hwæt
is se man on life buton hine god ælmih--
tig gehealde · 7 he ær þe bet gewarad sy ·
þæt he þonne þurh deofol beswicen ne wur
þe · La hwylc wundor bið þeh se mennisca
deofol synfullum mote heardlice derian ·
þonne god geþafað þæt he mot on his agenum
halgum swylc wundor gewyrcean · þæt enoh · 7
elias · þurh þone þeodfeond gemartirode
weorðað · þe god silfa fela hund wintra mid
sawle 7 mid lichaman geheold ær to þam
anan · þæt hig þonne sceoldan mid heora
lare folce gebeorgan · þæt hit eallne for
wurde endemes togædere · þurh þæne
deofol þe ealle men bregeð 7 ealle worold
gedrefeð ; Nis se man on life þe mæge
oððe cunne swa yfel hit asecgan · swa hit
sceal gewurðan on þam deoflican timan ·
On godes naman we biddað þæt cristenra
manna gehwilc hine sylfne georne be
þence 7 warnige wið þone egsan 7 georn
lice to gode gebuge · 7 fram synnum gecir
re swa he geornost mæge · 7 geearnige þæt
he gemanan habban mote on hefena rice
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þær is ece blis · 7 æfre bið · mid þam þe
leofað · 7 rixað · a butan ende · Amen ;
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Crist cwæð on his halgan godspelle · þæt fela
fortacna scylan geweorðan wide on wo--
rolde · ægðer ge on heofonlicum tunglum ge
on eorðlicum styrungum · ær þam þe se dom
cume · þe us eallum wyrð ge mæne · 7 witod--
lice ealswa flod com hwilum ær for synnum ·
swa cymð eac for synnum fyr ofer mancynn ·
7 þærto hit nealæcð nu swiðe georne · 7 þig
sind fela yfela 7 myslicra gelimpa wide mid
mannum · 7 eal hit is for synnum · 7 gyt weor--
þeð mare þæs þe bec secgað · wracu 7 gedre--
cednys þonne æfre ær wære ahwar on worlde ·
þæt bið þonne ante crist wedeð · 7 ealle world
bregeð · 7 þærto hit nealæcð nu swiðe georne ·
7 þig hit is on worolde a swa leng swa wyrse ·
þæs þe we sylfe gecnawað ful georne · 7 eac
is on us sylfum swutol 7 gesyne · þæt we to wace
hyrað urum drihtne · 7 þæt we to ortrywe syndan
godes mihta 7 his mildheortnesse · 7 þæt we him
oftor swiðor abelgað þonne we beþorftan ·
7 eac betwynan us sylfum · rihte getreowða
healdað to wace · for gode 7 for worlde · 7 þig
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us deriað 7 þearle dyrfað · fela · ungelimpa ·
7 ælþeodige men · 7 utan cumene · swiðe us
swenceað · eallswa crist on his godspelle
swutellice sæde · þæt sceolde geweorðan ; He
cwæð · Surget gens contra gentem · & reliqua ·
Up ræsað þeoda he cwæð · 7 wiðerræde weor
ðað · 7 hetelice winnað 7 sacað heom betweo
nan · for þam unrihte þe to wide wyrð mid
mannum on eorðan ; Leofan menn clæne wæs
þeos eorðe on hyre frumsceafte · ac we hy
habbað syððan afylede swiðe · 7 mid urum
synnum þearle besmitene · 7 ure misdæda
eac þreageað us gelome · for þam þe we
nellað godes lage healdan · swa swa we sceol--
dan · Ne we teoðunge syllað swa swa us geby--
rede · ne we ælmessan dælað swa swa we be
þorftan · ac on æghwilce wisan waniað to swy--
ðe · eal þæt we sceoldan on godes est gelæstan · 7
forþy us eac swenceað 7 ongean winnað · ma--
nege gesceafta · eallswa hit awriten is ;
Pugnabit pro deo orbis terrarum · contra in sen--
satos homines · Ðæt is on englisc · Eal world
winneð swiðe for synnum · ongean þa ofer
hogan · þe gode nellað hyran ; Seo hefene
us winð wið · þonne heo us sendeð styrnlice
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stormas · 7 orf · 7 æceras swiðe amyrreð · Seo
eorðe us winð wið · þonne heo for wyrneð eorð--
lice:: wæstmes 7 us unweoda to fela asendeð ;
Eac hit awriten is · þæt sunne aðystrað ær worl--
de ende · 7 mona adeorcað · 7 steorran [h]reosað ·
for manna synnum ; 7 þæt bið þonne ante crist wedeð ·
þæt hit bið gelic þam swylce hit swa sy ; Hit is
gecweden þæt sunne aþystrað · þæt is þonne god nele
cyðan · on ante cristes timan · his mægen ne
his mihta swa swa he oft ær dyde · þonne bið ge
lic þam swylce sunne beo aþystrad · 7 mona
hit cweð adeorcað · Ðæt is þæt godes halgan ænige
tacna þonne ne wyrceað swa swa hig oft ær dy--
dan · 7 steorran hit cweð hreosað ufene of
heofonum · þæt is þæt liceteras 7 leaslice cristene ·
hrædlice hreosað · of rihtan geleafan · 7 to
ante criste geornlice bugað · 7 wurðað his ge
fylstan eallum heora mihtum ; 7 þonne geweor--
þeð ægesa se mæsta þe æfre ær wære · 7 ehtnes
seo mæste · wide on worlde ; Ne byrh se gesib--
ba þonne gesibban · þe ma þe þam fremdan ·
7 be þam egeslican timan · matheus se godspellere ·
soðlice þus cwæð · In diebus illis · erit tribulatio talis ·
qualis non fuit ab initio mundi nec postea erit ;
Ðæt is on englisc þæt swylc yrmð 7 earfoðnys · bið
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þonne on worolde · swylce næfre ær næs · ne eft ne ge
weorðeð · 7 [h]raðe æfter þam syððan astyred wyrð ·
þurh godcunde mihte · eall heofenlic mægen
7 eorðwaru aræred of deaðe to dome ; Ðonne mæg
gecnawan · se þe ær nolde soðes gelyfan · þæt crist
þurh his mægen þrim · þonne geleanað manna ge
hwylcum ærran gewyrhtan · Wa þam þonne þe ær
geearnode helle wite ; þær is ece bryne grimme
gemencged · 7 þær is ece gryre · þær is wanung ·
7 granung · 7 aa syngal heof · þær is ealra yrm
þa gehwylc · 7 ealra deofla geþring ; Wa þam þe
þær sceal wunian on wite ; Betere him wære þæt he
mann nære æfre geworden þonne he gewurde ;
Forþam nis se man on life · þe areccan mæge
ealle þa yrmða þe se gebidan sceal · se þe on þa
wita ealles behreoseð · 7 hit is ealles þe wyrse þe
his ænig ende ne cymð æfre to worlde ; Eala leo--
fan menn utan don swa us þearf is · beorgan us
georne wið þæne ægesan · 7 helpan ure sylfra þa
hwile þe we magan 7 motan · þe læs we for weorðan
þonne we læst wenan; Ac utan lufian god ofer ealle oðre
þing · 7 his wyllan wyrcan swa we geornost magan ·
Þonne geleanað he hit us · swa us leofost byð · þonne we
æfre þæs betst beþurfan ; Him symle sy lof 7
wuldor in ealra world a worold a butan ende ; amen