The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
A knight that is hardy as a lion
John Lydgate, eight stanzas expounding refrain: ‘None of all these I doo
yow well assure / Off kyndely ryght may no while endure’ — eight stanzas
For a variant text see 5778
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: mutability; transitoriness, of world
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, ff. 209-209v
[A] Knyght that ys as hardy as a lyon
Ne a Squyer that ys
Ne a goshawke that fleeth for the heron
Ne a grehounde on boorys
…That noone of all these I do yow ensure
Of kyndly ryght may
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 36983 [olim Bedford Public Library]
, ff. 262-263
A knyght that is hardy as a lyon
Ner a squyer that is
…None of all these I do yow well assure
Of kyndely right may no
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 820-2.