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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 2252
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.111 (‘Hands A and B are similar linguistically, of the NE Midlands and possibly of Rutland’).
Number 1356-30
1.   f. 1v1   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 1858-1
2.   f. 1v2   He that harboreth a friar harboreth physic
Two couplets attacking the friars
Number 1893-3
3.   f. 2r1   He that oweth much and hath nought / and spendeth much and getteth nought
Proverbial rhymes on ‘Nought’ — two quatrains and a couplet
Number 514-1
4.   f. 2r2   And he that sweareth till no man trust him
Don’t cry Wolf! — one monorhyming quatrain
Number 6697-4
5.   f. 2r3   Wine of nature properties hath nine
On the properties of wine — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
Number 301-1
6.   ff. 2v-3   Alas to whom should I complain b
A farewell by Edward Stafford, Third Duke of Buckingham, executed in A.D. 1521 — twenty-two quatrains, each ending with ‘remedyles’
Number 712-1
7.   f. 3r1   At our beginning god be our speed / In grace
A Father’s Counsel to his Son — eighty-five lines in couplets
Number 132-1
8.   f. 3r2   A nice wife A back door / Maketh often times a rich man poor
On erring wives — one couplet
Number 4002
9.   ff. 23-24v   O mortal man call to remembrance
De Profundis — eleven 12-line stanzas (ababababbcbc), each with Latin heading
Number 366.8-1
10.   ff. 43v-44v   As I musing myself alone
The Lamentacion of the Kyng of Scottes (on the misfortunes of Flodden) — fifteen 8-line stanzas with refrain, Miserere mei Deus absolva me
Number 4040-1
11.   ff. 45v-48v   O Rex regum in thy realm celestial
The House of Stanley: The Battle of Brampton, or Flodden Field — twenty-six stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3462-1
12.   ff. 54-84   Meekly Lordings gentle and free
Ipomadon (Version B) — 2346 lines in couplets
Number 3997
13.   f. 84va1   O mistress why / Outcast am I
On an inconstant mistress — four 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb)
Number 4958-1
14.   ff. 84va2-84vb   Some do intend
Do not wait until you are old before you marry a rich wife — five quatrains
Number 3252-1
15.   ff. 86-133v   Lordings that are lief and dear
Stanzaic Morte Arthur — in 8-line stanzas
Number 5872-1
16.   f. 133*   Though I be bound yet am I free
An enigma: the bond of love — six quatrains
Number 3644-1
17.   ff. 134-134v   My name is parrot a bird of paradise
‘Speke, parott’, by John Skelton — 511 lines chiefly in rhyme royal stanzas, and with repeated envoys
Number 3572-1
18.   f. 140   Mourning mourning
On the Inconstancy of his Mistress — seven 6-line stanzas andthree additional lines
Number 6829-1
19.   ff. 141-142   Ye men that wisdom will learn
Prognostics for the year according to the day on which New Year falls — 174 lines in couplets, including a Prologue of sixteen lines and sections for each day of the week.
Number 6226-2
20.   ff. 147-153v   What can it avail
John Skelton, ‘Colyn Cloute’ — 1270 lines in ‘skeltonics’
Number 2353-1
21.   f. 153v   If Christmas day on the Monday be
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls: the Monday section only — six 6-line stanzas
Number 3245-4
22.   ff. 154-154v   Lordings I warn you all before / if that day that Christ
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls.
Number 1578-1
23.   f. 156-156v   God save King Harry our noble king
Prayer for Henry VIII, and against Cardinal Wolsey — ten 8-line stanzas in couplets
Number 4001-1
24.   ff. 157-157v   O mortal man by great exaltation
Consilium domini in eternum manet’ — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6450-1
25.   f. 159v   When the prime falleth upon Sunday
Prognostics for the weather in the ensuing months according to the day of the week on which the Prime occurs — fourteen lines in couplets
Number 4001-2
26.   ff. 160-161   O mortal man by great exaltation
Consilium domini in eternum manet’ — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2988-5
27.   f. 166   Keep well ten and flee from seven / spend well five and come to heaven
Number rhymes — a single couplet
Number 4444-1
28.   f. 166   Read distinctly / Pray devoutly
‘A spesiall Glasse to loke in daily’, precepts in -ly — thirty-two irregular rhyming lines