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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Arundel 57
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 5890; Grid 615 158 (Kent); Laing and Lass (2007) Index # 291; Grid 615 158 (Canterbury, Kent).
Number 1953-5
1.      Here beginneth the sooth to say / A noble book with out nay
The Pricke of Conscience with ten prefatory lines prefixed to the usual beginning
Number 5659-1
2.   f. 1   This book is I-write
Rhyming introduction to the Ayenbite of Inwyt — nine couplets
Number 5080-1
3.   f. 2   Sweet Jesu Thine holy blood
A simple prayer by Christ’s shedding His blood — one tail-rhyme stanza
Number 2040-1
4.   f. 2   Holy Archangel Michael
Introductory invocation to Ayenbite of Inwyt — two couplets
Number 875-1
5.   f. 2   Blind and deaf and also dumb
Personal lines preceding Ayenbite of Inwyt
Number 3208-1
6.   f. 2v   Lord Jesu almighty king
Introductory invocation (following 2040) to Ayenbite of Inwyt — two couplets
Number 6053-1
7.   f. 8v   To-night is born a bairn in Caernarvon
Thomas of Erceldoune’s Prophecy — ten irregular lines, roughly couplets
Number 3370-3
8.   f. 51v   Man may long lives ween / Ac oft him lie the wrench
Admonition to prepare for Death — five 10-line stanzas
Number 3760-1
9.   f. 82   Now I will that ye I-write how it is I-went
Rhyming conclusion to the Ayenbite of Inwyt — five couplets
Number 5658-1
10.   f. 94   This book is I-come to the end
One couplet in Ayenbite of Inwyt
Number 3323-1
11.   f. 96v   Maid and mother mild / for love of thine child
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — one 6-line stanza (aabccb) at the conclusion of the Aȝenbite