The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 5396
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.113 (‘part III.…Language varies, but probably of Notts’).
Number 6196-4
1.   f. 273   Welcome Lord in form of bread
A prayer at the ‘leuacion’ — six 6-line stanzas
Number 6283-1
2.   f. 273v   When Christ was born of Mary free
A Christmas carol — four quatrains and burden: ‘Christo paremus cantica / In excelsis gloria
Number 3433-33
3.   f. 274v   Mary mother well thou be / Mary maiden think on me
An orison to the Virgin Mary in the Speculum Christiani (Octaua Tabula) — twenty-seven couplets
Number 2039-2
4.   f. 275v   Holly beareth berries red enough
Holly against Ivy — four monorhyming quatrains and burden: ‘Nay nay ive it may not be iwis / For holy must haue the mastry as the maner is’
Number 3348-5
5.   f. 276   Man for mischief thou thee amend
Story of the adulterous Falmouth Squire — 49 quatrains (abab)
Number 756-2
6.   f. 280v   Be glad lordings both more and less
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) and Latin burden (cb): ‘Puer nobis natus est / De virgine Maria
Number 3119-3
7.   f. 283   Listeneth lordings to my tale
A Lament of the Virgin Mary — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd)
Number 5843-7
8.   f. 285v   Thou shalt have one god and no moo
The Ten Commandments — twelve couplets
Number 3117.5-2
9.   f. 286   Listeneth lordings I you pray
How a merchande dyd hys wyfe betray or A penniworth of witte — in couplets
Number 3237-2
10.   ff. 290-291v   Lord what is this world weal
On the evils of the times and practical advice for amendment — twelve 8-line stanzas or twenty-two cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 2237-1
11.   f. 292   I not what I shall sing nor say
Verses — eleven 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Turne up hur halter and let hur go’
Number 6132-13
12.   ff. 294-294v   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
Why artow froward sith I am mercyable? (Lydgate)
Number 3103-2
13.   f. 297   Listeneth all and ye shall hear
‘How the Wyse Man Taght Hys Son’ — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 2859-7
14.   f. 301   Jesu king of heaven and hell / Man and woman I will thee tell
The ‘Long Charter’ of Christ (A Text) — 234 lines in couplets
Number 2196-1
15.   f. 310v   I heard a plaint of great pity
‘Alas that any kyndeman wantys gode’ — seven 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 1612-1
16.   f. 311v   God that set up both sea and sand
A tale of Henry II — in 6-line tail-rime stanzas
Number 4143-2
17.   f. 339   Of all these keen conquerors to carp is our kind
The Turnament of Totenham — in 9-line stanzas (aaaabcccb)