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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Addit. 17492 [Devonshire]
Number 406-1
1.   f. 18v   All women have virtues noble and excellent
Richard Hatfeld, A ‘punctuation’ poem against women (two interpretations according to the punctuation adopted) — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 6239-1
2.   f. 18v2   What man can perceive that women be evil
Richard Hatfield, a punctuation poem against women — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 4967-1
3.   f. 18v3   Some men speak much evil by women
Richard Hatfield, a punctuation poem against women — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 1339-1
4.   f. 20   For as ye list my will is bent
‘Even as ye lyst’, ascribed to Thomas Wyatt — seven 5-line stanzas (aaaab) with this refrain, and (1 MS only) 2-line burden: ‘As power and wytt wyll me assyst / My wyll shall wyll euyn as ye lyst’
Number 151-1
5.   f. 22v   A Robin gentle Robin
Women kind and unkind — eleven to twenty lines in quatrains
Number 151-2
6.   ff. 24-24v   A Robin gentle Robin
Women kind and unkind — eleven to twenty lines in quatrains
Number 6747-1
7.   f. 26v   With sorrowful sighs and wounds smart
A love lament — in quatrains
Number 4085-1
8.   ff. 29v-30   O very lord O love god alas
A love complaint, erroneously attributed to Lord Thomas Howard — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1398-1
9.   f. 59v   For thilk ground that beareth the weeds wick
One stanza (I. 946-52) from Troilus and Criseyde (5248) occurring separately
Number 3671-1
10.   f. 78va   My years be young even as ye see
A girl’s expression of love by Thomas Wyatt — six 5-line stanzas (aaaab) including refrain: ‘Yf yt ware not’, and 2-line burden: ‘Grudge on who liste this ys my lott / Nothing to want if it ware not’
Number 2105-1
11.   f. 85   I am as I am and so I will be
The rebellious lover, attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt — 10 monorhyming quatrains
Number 6779-1
12.   f. 89v1   Womans Heart unto no cruelty
In praise of women — lines 344-50 of Hoccleve’s Lespistre de Cupide (1092), occurring separately
Number 2697-1
13.   f. 89v2   Is this a fair avaunt is this honor
An extract from Thomas Hoccleve’s Lespistre de Cupide (1092), comprising lines 64-77
Number 2346-1
14.   f. 90r1   If all the earth were parchment scribable
An extract (lines 239-45) of The Remedy of Love (4801), here adapted to the praise of women
Number 1761-4
15.   f. 90r2   Half in a dream not fully awaked
‘La Belle Dame sans Mercy’
Number 2079.5-1
16.   f. 91r1   How friendly was Medea to Jason
Lines 302-8 of Hoccleve’s Lespistre de Cupide (1092), occurring separately.
Number 5823-6
17.   f. 91r2   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 2370-1
18.   f. 91r3   If it be so that ye so cruel be
A love complaint — five stanzas rhyme royal adapted from Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde (5248): Book II: 337-51, 778-84, 785-91, 855-61