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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Lansdowne 699
Number 4129-3
1.   ff. 2-2v   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 2490-6
2.   ff. 3-18   In Egypt whilom as I read and find
John Lydgate, Fabula duorum mercatorum — 130 stanzas rhyme royal, including Envoy
Number 1464-4
3.   ff. 18v-27v   From Christs birth complete nine hundred year
John Lydgate, Guy of Warwick — 592 lines in 8-line stanzas
Number 4420-9
4.   ff. 28-34v   Problems of old likeness and figures
John Lydgate, ‘The Chorle and the Birde’ — fifty-four stanzas rhyme royal including 2-stanza envoy, plus one 8-line ‘Verba translatoris’ (ababbcbc)
Number 3085-4
5.   ff. 35-41   Like as the Bible maketh mention
John Lydgate, ‘Legend of St. Austin at Compton’ — fifty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy
Number 4105-4
6.   ff. 41v-50v   O ye creatures that be reasonable
Dance of Macabre
Number 1904-30
7.   ff. 51-66v; ff. 91v-94v   He that whilom did his diligence
Fall of Princes
Number 1075-9
8.   ff. 67-78v   Controversies pleas and all discord
’Hors, Goose and Shepe’
Number 5731-25
9.   ff. 79-80v   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 5803-10
10.   ff. 81-82v   This wretched worlds transmutation
Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘Balade of Fortune’ — nine eight-line stanzas and a six-line Envoy
Number 1326-18
11.   ff. 82v-83   Flee from the press and dwell with sothfastness
‘Truth’
Number 3588-17
12.   ff. 83v-85   My dear child first thy self enable / With all thine heart…
Stans Puer ad Mensam, ascribed to Lydgate — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal, with Envoy
Number 6586-5
13.   f. 85v1   Who will be whole and keep him from sickness
John Lydgate, ‘A Doctryne for Pestilence’ — three 8-line stanzas followed without a break by 1356 except in U. S. National Library of Medicine MS E 4.
Number 1356-33
14.   ff. 85v2-88   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 45-3
15.   ff. 88v-89v   A forward knave plainly to describe
John Lydgate, ‘A Satyrical Ballad against Jack Hare’ — ten 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Whiche of a bolle can pluk out the lyneng’
Number 4500-5
16.   ff. 90-91   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 118-7
17.   f. 95r1   A man without mercy mercy shall miss
On mercy — one couplet
Number 839-3
18.   ff. 95r2; ff. 95v   Better it is small household to hold / Than to lie in prison with fetters of gold
The Golden Mean — one couplet
Number 5966-2
19.   ff. 96-175   To call Clio my dullness to redress
John Lydgate, Life of St. Alban and St. Amphibal — 4724 lines generally in rhyme royal