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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 2255
Number 2156-7
1.   ff. 1-3   I counsel whatsoever thou be
John Lydgate, ‘Consulo quisque eris’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 3058-6
2.   ff. 3v-5v   Let no man boast of cunning ne virtue
John Lydgate, ‘Midsomer Rose’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 4169-9
3.   f. 6   Of God and kind proceedeth all beauty
John Lydgate, ‘A dyte of womenhis hornys’ — ten 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including four-stanza envoy
Number 6059-5
4.   f. 7v-11v   Toward the end of frosty January
John Lydgate, ‘Look in thy merour and deeme noon othir wiht’ —
twenty-seven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain, including Envoy
Number 663-7
5.   ff. 12-14   As of honey men gatheren oft sweetness
John Lydgate, ‘Song of Vertu’ — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Who sueth vertu vertu he shall lere’
Number 5533-6
6.   ff. 14-17   The world so wide the air so remevable
On the Mutability of Man’s Nature due to the Seasons, the Elements, the Complexions, and the Planets
Number 325-3
7.   ff. 17-21   All ghostly songs and hymns that be sung
John Lydgate, ‘Misericordias Domini in Eternum Cantabo’ — 24 eight-line stanzas with ‘syng’ last word of each stanza
Number 3479-3
8.   ff. 21-24*   Mercy and Truth met on a high mountain
A Praise of Peace, by Lydgate — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with ‘pees’ last word of each stanza
Number 3085-2
9.   ff. 24*-32v   Like as the Bible maketh mention
John Lydgate, ‘Legend of St. Austin at Compton’ — fifty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy
Number 729-3
10.   ff. 32v-39v   Atwix dread and trembling reverence
John Lydgate, Exposition of the Pater Noster — forty-two 8-line stanzas, including envoy
Number 1816-3
11.   ff. 40-43v   Having a conceit in my simple wit
John Lydgate, ‘De Profundis’ — twenty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including envoy
Number 5119-1
12.   ff. 43v-45v   Te deum Laudamus To the Lord sovereign
John Lydgate, a song of Thanksgiving, attributed to Lydgate — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Te laudat omnis spiritus
Number 4500-4
13.   ff. 45v-47   Right mighty Prince and it be your will
John Lydgate, letter to Gloucester for money — eight 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including Envoy; refrain ‘Onely for lak of plate and of coignage’ or refrain phrase ‘plate and of coignage’
Number 3937-10
14.   f. 47-66v   O how wholesome and glad is the memory
John Lydgate, ‘Testament’, in five sections—sections 1, 3, and 5 in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc); sections 2 and 4 in rhyme royal
Number 6561-5
15.   ff. 66v-70v   Who shall give unto mine head a well
John Lydgate, ‘A lamentacioun of our lady Maria’ — in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with varying refrain
Number 863-4
16.   ff. 70-71v   Blessed Denis of Athens chief son
John Lydgate, ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’ — twelve 8-line stanzas, with two varying refrains, ‘haue…memorye’ and ‘marter and virgyne’
Number 2490-5
17.   ff. 72-88   In Egypt whilom as I read and find
John Lydgate, Fabula duorum mercatorum — 130 stanzas rhyme royal, including Envoy
Number 843-7
18.   ff. 88-93v   Between midnight and the fresh morrow gray
John Lydgate, Fifteen Joys and Sorrows of Our Lady — in rhyme royal including Prologues and an Envoy
Number 1904-25
19.   ff. 94v-95v   He that whilom did his diligence
Fall of Princes
Number 4129-2
20.   ff. 95v-103   Of Agamemnon under the large empire born in Athens
John Lydgate, ‘Life of St. Giles’, including a prayer to that saint and envoy — forty-six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 5826-4
21.   ff. 103-103v   Thou heavenly Queen of grace our lodestar
John Lydgate, a version of ‘Stella Celi extirpauit’ — four eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 3843-6
22.   ff. 104-105   O blessed Lord my Lord O Christ Jesu
Lydgate’s ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’ — forty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6132-12
23.   ff. 111-111v   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
‘Why artow froward sith I am mercyable?’ (Lydgate)
Number 4431-9
24.   ff. 111v-113v   Queen of heaven of hell eke empress
John Lydgate, Verses On the Five Joys addressed to the Virgin Mary — seven 8-line stanzas(ababbcbc) and an Envoy of 28 lines (3 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc and four-line verba compilatoris, abba)
Number 6819-10
25.   f. 113v   Ye devout people which have observance
John Lydgate, On Kissing at ‘Verbum caro factum est’ — four 8-line stanzas
Number 4470-4
26.   ff. 114-115   Rest and refuge to folk disconsolate
John Lydgate, a prayer to St. Leonard — five 8-line (ababbcbc) and one 6-line (aabbcc) stanzas with a ‘distresse’ refrain
Number 2984-2
27.   f. 115   Katherine with glorious Margaret
De tribus Virginibus Katerina Margareta & Magdalena’ — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6816-4
28.   f. 116   Ye Briton Martyrs famous in perfectness
John Lydgate, Prayer to British Saints, particularly St. Ursula — three 8-line stanzas and a couplet
Number 1719-2
29.   f. 116v   Hail holy Ositha maid of great virtue
A prayer to St. Ositha, perhaps by Lydgate — a ballade, three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain ending ‘in there nede’
Number 677-1
30.   f. 117   As the doctor Sanctus Hieronymus
The Fifftene Tokyns aforn the Doom, attributed to Lydgate — eleven 8-line stanzas
Number 5778-1
31.   f. 118v   This wide world is so large of space
They That No While Endure — seven eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) each ending with this phrase
Number 1671-3
32.   ff. 120-126   Ground take in virtue by patriarchs old
Lydgate’s ‘Letabundus’ — thirty-nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6058-1
33.   fd. 126v-128v   Toward Aurora in the month of December
‘Experience shewith the wourld is varyable’ — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy, with this refrain
Number 4929-1
34.   ff. 128v-131   So as I lay this other night
John Lydgate [?], ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — sixteen 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 4962-1
35.   ff. 131v-135   Some man goeth still of wisdom and reason
(?) John Lydgate, Verses advising to guard your tongue — twenty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain, ‘Alle goo we stille the Cock hath lowe shoon’
Number 4271-3
36.   ff. 135-139v   On holy hills which beth of great renown
John Lydgate, ‘Gloriosa Dicta sunt de Te’ (The Virgin Mary likened to the New Jerusalem) — twenty-nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 1698-4
37.   ff. 140-141v   Hail blessed Lady the Mother of Christ Jesu
John Lydgate, ‘Ave Iesse Virgula’ — nineteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain
Number 1552-2
38.   ff. 142-143   God departeth His gifts diversely
Benedictus deus in donis suis’, by Lydgate — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 3473-1
39.   ff. 143v-146v   Men write of old how measure is treasure
‘Mesour is Tresour’, by John Lydgate — nineteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 1563-5
40.   f. 146v   God in Thy name make me safe and sound
Deus in Nomine Tuo saluum me Fac’, by Lydgate — nine 8-line stanzas with slightly varying refrain
Number 1565-1
41.   f. 148   God is mine helper and ay shall be
‘God is myn Helpere’ by Lydgate — thirteen 8-line stanzas
Number 6100-1
42.   f. 150v-153   Under a park full prudently pight
Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas’ — nine 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 1520-3
43.   ff. 152-153   Glorious Edmund king of East England
John Lydgate, A prayer to St. Edmund — twelve 8-line stanzas
Number 3594-1
44.   ff. 153v-156v   My fair lady so fresh of hue
A Satirical Description of his Lady — twenty-one 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘When she hath on her hood of grene’
Number 4426-1
45.   f. 157   Put out his head list not for to dare
John Lydgate, Verses urging that thieving Millers and Bakers be put in the Pillory — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)