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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 2380
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 168; Grid 455 426 (WRY).
Number 5684-1
1.   ff. 70v-71   This ender night / I saw a sight / All in my sleep
A cradle song of the Virgin Mary — in 18-line stanzas, with 7-line burden: ‘A my dere a my dere son / Seyd Mary a my dere / [lines repeated] / Kys thy moder Jhesu / Kys thi moder Jhesu / With a lawghyng chere’
Number 5707-4
2.   ff. 71v-72v   This is Gods own complaint
The Complaint of God — eleven 12-line stanzas (ababababbcbc) with refrain, ‘Whi art þou to þi frend vnkinde’
Number 5909-1
3.   ff. 72v-74   Through a forest as I went
Parce mihi domine’, allegory of the Bird with the Four Feathers — in this version, 103 lines in eight-line stanzas; ends imperfectly
Number 5214-1
4.   ff. 74v-78v   The blessed Bairn in Bethlehem born
The Abbot and the Child, a miracle of the Virgin Mary — in 8-line stanzas