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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 1706
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 4273; Grid 454 261 (Northants: ff. 106-214v).
Number 2863-5
1.   f. 3   Jesu Lord for Thy holy circumcision
John Lydgate, ‘Kalendar’ — fifty-one stanzas rhyme royal and concluding 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
Number 2940-10
2.   f. 9   Jesu thy sweetness who so might it see
A Song of Love to Jesus — fourteen 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 2461-5
3.   f. 9v   In a tabernacle of a tour
A lament of the Virgin Mary — twelve 8-line stanzas with the refrain: Quia amore langueo
Number 3786-2
4.   f. 10v   Now now Jesu for Thy circumcision
A prayer by the Seven Times Christ shed his Blood — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 3075-5
5.   ff. 11-15v   Lief Lord my soul Thou spare
The nine lessons of the Dirige or ‘Pety Iob’ — fifty-seven 12-line stanzas with refrain, Parce michi domine
Number 924-6
6.   f. 16   By a forest side walking as I went
‘A tretyse of Parce michi domine’, Allegory of the bird with four feathers — 240 lines in 8-, l2-, up to 20-line stanzas, with this refrain
Number 1226-2
7.   f. 18v   Every man and woman hath great need
Sex obseruanda omni Christiano in extremis’ — twenty-four quatrains
Number 4097-2
8.   f. 19v   O worldly folk averteth and take heed
John Lucas, a ‘ballad’ — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4905-3
9.   f. 19v   Sith that ye list to be my hostess
Death’s Warning to the World — eight stanzas rhyme royal; partly from The Fall of Princes (1904), I.764-70, 806-12, 918-24, 925-31, 960-66.
Number 6670-8
10.   f. 93   Why is this world beloved that false is and vain
Cur mundus militat… — twenty couplets
Number 6054-7
11.   f. 94   Too Amorous too Adventurous ne Anger thee not too much
‘The ABC of Aristotle’ — varying number of couplets
Number 6670-9
12.   f. 150   Why is this world beloved that false is and vain
Cur mundus militat… — twenty couplets
Number 3171-2
13.   f. 204v   Look before thee how thy life wasteth
Respice ante te, retro te, etc. — five lines
Number 5843-5
14.   f. 205   Thou shalt have one god and no moo
The Ten Commandments — twelve couplets
Number 4403-3
15.   f. 205v   Pride is head of all kind sin
The Seven Deadly Sins — sixteen couplets
Number 765-2
16.   f. 206   Be meek and mild of heart and tongue
The Seven Virtues opposed to the Deadly Sins — eight couplets
Number 4744-2
17.   f. 206v   Saint Paul the apostle thus says he
The Seven Works of Mercy Bodily — ten couplets
Number 5120-3
18.   ff. 207   Teach each man with charity
The Seven Works of Spiritual Mercy — eight couplets
Number 2987-3
19.   f. 207v   Keep thy sight fro vanity
‘The Five Bodyly Wyttys’ — six couplets
Number 1811-3
20.   f. 207v   Have mind on the bliss that never shall blin
‘þe fyue wittis goostly’ — six couplets
Number 819-1
21.   f. 208   Believe in God that all hath wrought
On the cardinal virtues — in couplets
Number 774-1
22.   ff. 208-208v   Be righteous man whatever betide
On the Four Cardinal Virtues — five couplets
Number 2897-1
23.   ff. 208v-209   Jesu seeing peoples coming him till
A paraphrase of the Beatitudes — thirteen couplets
Number 2363-2
24.   f. 209   If I lie backbite or steal / If I curse scorn or swear
A lesson to be kept in mind by a virtuous child — eighteen lines in couplets
Number 2901-1
25.   f. 210   Jesu that all this world has wroght
A Meditation on the Passion — eight 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘ffor þus þou sched þi blood for me’
Number 3786-3
26.   f. 211v   Now now Jesu for Thy circumcision
A prayer by the Seven Times Christ shed his Blood — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 1473-1
27.   f. 212v   From the time that we were bore
‘God send us Pacience in oure Old Age’ — eight 12-line stanzas