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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 78
Number 1086-2
1.   f 3   Cross and courteous Christ this beginning speed
Pierce the Ploughmans Crede — 855 alliterative lines
Number 3804-5
2.   f. 30   Now the law is laid by clear conscience
On the Evils of the Time, a ‘punctuation poem’ — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
Number 5510-1
3.   ff. 35-52v   The true process of English policy
The Libel of English Policy, the ‘B’ Text, 2nd version — in couplets, with a Prologue of seven stanzas rhyme royal and Envoy of fifteen lines
Number 5510-2
4.   ff. 53-53v   The true process of English policy
The Libel of English Policy, the ‘B’ Text, 2nd version — in couplets, with a Prologue of seven stanzas rhyme royal and Envoy of fifteen lines
Number 5508-4
5.   ff. 54-69   The true process of English policy
The Libel of English Policy, the ‘A’ text — in couplets, with a Prologue of seven stanzas rhyme royal and Envoy of two 8-line stanzas
Number 727-9
6.   ff. 69v-72   At Westminster William I-crowned was
Verses on the kings of England, from William the Conqueror to Henry VI — in couplets
Number 3907-1
7.   ff. 74-77v   O glorious God our governor gladden all this guesting
The Tale of the Lady Prioress and her Three Suitors — mixed stanzaic forms, some monorhyming (aaaa), some 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb), some 9-line stanzas (aaaabcccb)
Number 335-3
8.   ff. 77v-79   All haste is odious whereas discretion
John Lydgate, Verses against Haste — twenty 8-line stanzas with refrain
Number 4375-6
9.   ff. 80-82   Pity that I have sought so yore ago
Compleynt unto Pite
Number 5380-2
10.   ff. 82-83v   The long nights when every creature
‘The Balade of Pite’ or ‘A Compleint to his Lady’ — 130 lines in various stanza forms
Number 2300-4
11.   ff. 86-86v   I warn each lede that liveth in land
Keep Well Christ’s Commandments — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain