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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Addit. 16165
Number 3356-2
1.   f. 1   Man if thou a wise man art / Of they goods take thy part
Against leaving goods for executors; one seven-line stanza.
Number 2387-1
2.   ff. 2-3v   If that thou list for to intend / Of this book to hear legend
‘Þe Prologue of þe kalundare of þis litell booke’ (Shirley)
Number 2541-7
3.   ff. 190v-200v   In May when Flora the fresh lusty queen
The Complaint of the Black Knight (Lydgate)
Number 1403-6
4.   f. 206v   For thought constraint and grievous heaviness
John Lydgate, The Temple of Glas — 1403 lines in couplets and rhyme royal stanzas
Number 275-2
5.   ff. 231-241v   Alas for thought and inward pain
Supplicacio Amantis, following Lydgate’s Temple of Glass in two manuscripts — 628 lines in couplets
Number 5534-2
6.   f. 244   The world so wide the air so remevable
A single stanza rhyme royal, occurring separately and in combinations
Number 5411-4
7.   f. 244   The more I go the farther I am behind
The first stanza (ababbcc) of ‘Tyed with a Line’ (5410), standing alone or directly following 5534.
Number 2739-2
8.   ff. 244-244v   It is no right all other lusts to lose
‘Balade by Chaucer’ on swiving — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4138-1
9.   ff. 244v-245   Of all the crafts ought blessed be the plow
‘The Plowman’s Song’, a pseudo-Chaucerian balade — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2147-1
10.   ff. 245v-246v   I can not half the woe complain
‘Balade made of Isabelle, Countasse of War[rewyk] and Lady Despenser, by Richard Beauchamp, Eorlle of Warrewyk’ — a virelai, sixty-one lines
Number 6251-3
11.   ff. 246v-246v   What shall these clothes thus many fold
Two proverbial riddles with questions and answers, sometimes attributed to Chaucer — four couplets
Number 5824-2
12.   ff. 247-248   Thou First Mover that causest all thing
John Lydgate, an Invocation to St. Anne — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4075-1
13.   ff. 248-249v   O thou Lucina queen and emperess
ohn Lydgate, ‘Balade made by Lydgate at þe Departyng of Thomas Chaucyer on Ambassade into France’ [A.D. 1414] — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1230-2
14.   ff. 249v-251v   Every manner creature / Disposed unto gentilesse
John Lydgate, A Lover’s Lament — fifteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) each ending, ‘ladye dere’ and envoy
Number 5108-1
15.   f. 251v   Take the seventeenth in order set
Devynale per Pycard’, supposedly giving the name of ‘my dere lady’ — eight lines
Number 5793-4
16.   ff. 252-253v   This world is full of variance
John Lydgate, ‘Beware of Doublenesse’ — thirteen eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with Envoy, each ending with the word, ‘Doublenesse’, plus one 8-line Latin stanza after envoy
Number 1378-1
17.   ff. 253v-254v   For now upon this first day I will my choice renew
John Lydgate, A lover’s New Year gift, ‘Amerous balade by Lydegate’ — one five-line and twenty-three 3-line stanzas with introductory couplet: ‘In honnour of þis hegh fest of custome &c.’
Number 1480-1
18.   ff. 255-256   Full long I have a servant be
John Lydgate, ‘The Servant of Cupyde forsaken’, A New Year’s Gift — nine 8-line stanzas and Envoy
Number 5823-5
19.   ff. 256-258v; ff. 241v-243v   Thou fierce god of arms Mars the red
Geoffrey Chaucer, Anelida and Arcite — 357 lines in 45 stanzas of various forms, mostly rhyme royal
Number 1065-1
20.   f. 256v   Complain ne could ne might mine heart never
‘A Balade of Compleynte’, associated with Chaucer — three stanzas rhyme royal