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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 1900
Number 4513-4
1.   f. 60v   Rome no thing is peer to thee
In praise of Rome — one quatrain in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 24) — in quatrains
Number 4342-4
2.   f. 61v   Pallas Evander and his son lieth here
Epitaph of the giant Pallas — three monorhyming lines in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 24)
Number 2392-3
3.   f. 61v   If the stone is one
Riddling couplets inscribed on a pillar, in John Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book I, Cap. 24)
Number 6726-4
4.   f. 62v   With four horse all snow white
A couplet from Ovid, Ars amatoria i.114, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 25).
Number 1231-4
5.   f. 62v   Every night there a cock
Verses on a table of brass, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, ch. 24) — five cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 3801-4
6.   ff. 74v-77   Now the book taketh on hand
‘Of the londe of Wales’, a verse description of Wales in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book I, Chap. 38) — 460 lines in doggerel couplets
Number 5041-4
7.   f. 78   Strange men that needeth
Peaceful England — 26 lines in couplets, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book I, chap. 41)
Number 660-4
8.   f. 79v   As much as gnaws
A translation of lines in Virgil in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book II, Cap. 44) — two couplets
Number 2748-3
9.   f. 83   It is unknow / What man built this city now
A verse insert on Chester Castle in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Bk I, Cap. 48) — thirteen doggerel couplets