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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 2250
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 17; Grid 383 383 (Cheshire: ff. 1-47v); LP 419; Grid 382 369 (Cheshire: ff. 72v-75v); 1.111 (Cheshire: ff. 84-87v); 1.111 (Cheshire: ff. 45v-47v); 1.111 (Cheshire: ff. 50-65v); LP 217; Grid 450 407 (WRY: ff. 88-108).
Number 2908-1
1.   ff. 1-147v   Jesu that born was of a may / I amendment of mankind
Stanzaic Exposition of the Life of Christ and the Feasts of the Church — 10840 lines in quatrains
Number 4699-13
2.   ff. 48-49v   Saint Martin was I-bore in the land of Sabaria
Life of St. Martin in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5845-29
3.   ff. 51-52   Thou shalt love God with heart entire
The Ten Commandments — ten quatrains; usually occurring in the Speculum Christiani (Secunda Tabula), sometimes occurring separately
Number 6643-23
4.   ff. 54-55   Whoso will have hell
The Seven Deadly Sins, in the Speculum Christiani (Quarta Tabula) — seven quatrains with an introductory couplet
Number 3492-30
5.   f. 57v   Might is right…Light is night
Sentences of the Four Philosophers on the degeneracy of the times in a Latin exemplum incorporated into the Speculum Christiani (Sexta Tabula) — twelve rhyming phrases in four monorhyming stanzas
Number 706-1
6.   ff. 72v-75v   At London in England not full long sithen
Life of St Erkenwald — in alliterative unrhymed verse
Number 4647-16
7.   ff. 75v-76v   Saint John was the best bairn the holy baptist
Life of St. John the Baptist in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4534-14
8.   ff. 77-77v   Saint Alban the holy man was here of England
Life of St. Alban in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4651-17
9.   f. 77v1   Saint Julian the confessor was I-bore at Rome
Life of St. Julian the Confessor in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4652-19
10.   ff. 77v2-78v   Saint Julian the good harbinger of noble kind come
Life of St. Julian Hosteler in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5339-17
11.   ff. 79-80v   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
The ‘Early History’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 133-15
12.   ff. 80v-81   A noble emperor come sith that hight Constantine
The Invention of the Cross, in the South English Legendary — in couplets
Number 4754-14
13.   ff. 81-81v   Saint Quiriac that bishop was preached Gods law
Life of St. Quiriac in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 4613-1
14.   ff. 81v-83   Saint Helena was in Britain born and comen of high kindred
Life of St. Helena in two MSS of the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 5338-15
15.   ff. 83ra-83v   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
The ‘Exaltation’ of the Cross in the South English Legendary
Number 3804-6
16.   f. 84v   Now the law is laid by clear conscience
On the Evils of the Time, a ‘punctuation poem’ — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)