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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 541
Number 6709-9
1.   f. 207v   Wit hath wonder that reason ne tell can
Sensus miratur que racio dicere nescit’, etc., often ascribed to Reginald Pecock (see Babington (1860), 2.623) — two couplets
Number 3873-1
2.   f. 208   O desirable diamond destinate with diversification
An aureate invocation of his absent mistress — lines each ending in ‘-ion’
Number 6760-1
3.   f. 208v   With woeful heart and great mourning
A description of his mistress, with ‘Farewell’ anaphora — seventy-eight lines in 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas (interlocking in stanzas 1-3)
Number 1356-27
4.   ff. 209v; ff. 211r-211v   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 3134-4
5.   ff. 210; ff. 211   Little children here you may lere / Much courtesy that is reckoned here
‘The Lytylle Childrenes Lytil Boke’ — fifty-four couplets
Number 1630-1
6.   f. 212   Gods grace is ready both early and late
The debate between nurture and kind — 68 lines in 8-line stanzas
Number 6654-3
7.   f. 213   Whoso wilneth to be wise and worship desireth
‘The ABC of Aristotle’ with a Prologue in unrhyming alliterative verse
Number 3763-1
8.   ff. 214-214v   Now is Christmas I-come
An Epiphany carol — twelve 5-line stanzas (aaabb, lacks burden)
Number 893-2
9.   f. 214v   Bring us in no brown bread for that is made of bran
Bring us in good ale! — long lines in couplets, and refrain ‘And bryng vs in good ale’
Number 6654-4
10.   f. 228   Whoso wilneth to be wise and worship desireth
‘The ABC of Aristotle’ with a Prologue in unrhyming alliterative verse
Number 6130-1
11.   f. 228v   Upon my right side I me lay
A prayer to the Virgin Mary on going to bed — ten lines