The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
London, British Library Addit. 8151
McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986)
Angus McIntosh, M. L. Samuels, and Michael Benskin.
A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English.
4 vols. = ‘LALME’. Aberdeen: Aberdeen Univ. Press, 1986
Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013)
Michael Benskin, Margaret Laing, Vasilis Karaiskos, and Keith Williamson.
An Electronic Version of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English.
= ‘eLALME’. Edinburgh, 2013. [
LP 56; Grid 475 309 (Leics): ff. 1-32
1. ff. 1-200
Almighty God in trinity / In whom onely is persons three
William of Nassyngton,
— in couplets
2. f. 200
When pride is most in prize
On the Abuses of the Age — five lines (aaabb)
3. f. 200
That I eat and drink may have
Gifts come back to God — two couplets translating a Latin distich
Sunt mea si qua dedi…
4. f. 200
All it is phantom that we with fare
All is Phantom — four lines aaaa
5. f. 200
Gift is made doomsman / guile is made chapman
The Abuses of the Age — sixteen short lines, translating
Munus fit iudex
6. ff. 201
Little children here you may lere / Much courtesy that is reckoned here
‘The Lytylle Childrenes Lytil Boke’ — fifty-four couplets