The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
London, British Library Egerton 1995
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 5630; Grid 497 163 (Surrey).
Number 4984-4
1.   ff. 3-54v   Sometime there was a noble man
The Seuyn Sages of Rome — in short couplets; ‘A’ text
Number 6369-6
2.   ff. 55-55v   When life is most loved and death is most hated
‘Erthe upon Erthe’
Number 5938-1
3.   f. 55v   Thy greyhound must be headed like a snake
The qualities of a good greyhound — varying numbers of couplets or couplets and triplets
Number 3134-3
4.   ff. 58v-60   Little children here you may lere / Much courtesy that is reckoned here
‘The Lytylle Childrenes Lytil Boke’ — fifty-four couplets
Number 5597-1
5.   f. 60   There was a man that had nought
‘A tale of ryght nought’ — five monorhyming lines
Number 5319-1
6.   f. 63   The hart the hare the wolf and the wild boar
List of the Beasts of venery — one couplet
Number 1664-1
7.   f. 64v   Great hunting by rivers and wood
The dangers of excessive sports — a couplet
Number 1356-26
8.   ff. 77v-78v   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 553-4
9.   f. 78v   And ye will please god greatly / Use privy penance discretely
Good counsel, including precepts in -ly — varying number of lines, a triplet and couplets
Number 5395-12
10.   ff. 79-80   The masters that usen blood letting
Poem on Phlebotomy or Bloodletting — in couplets, often with an introduction of six lines, for a total of 90 lines
Number 1601-7
11.   ff. 87-109v   God that died upon a tree
The Siege of Rouen, ascribed to John Page, sometimes inserted into the prose Brut — in couplets
Number 5731-20
12.   ff. 110-112   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 1871-1
13.   f. 112v   He that is before time warned
A proverbial couplet
Number 3151-5
14.   f. 177   Lo here two kings right perfect and right good
The ‘Sotelties’ at the Coronation Banquet of Henry VI (1432), by Lydgate — three 8-line stanzas, each preceded by the menu for the accompanying course
Number 2056-1
15.   f. 180   Honour of kings in every mans sight
A ‘scripture’ or descriptive title in a London pageant — one couplet (in Gregory’s Chronicle)
Number 1857-1
16.   f. 206v   He that had London forsake
A couplet in Gregory’s Chronicle on the approach of the Earl of March (‘thys fayre whyte ros and herbe’) to London, A.D. 1461