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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Royal 17 A.XXVII
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.115 (Staffs: f. 86v); Laing and Lass (2007) Index # 260; Grid 367 276 (SE Salop: Entry 1, Hand A, ff. 1-8v: Sawles Warde (part); ff. 11-37, St Katherine; ff. 37-45v, St Margaret [part]); Index # 261; Grid 367 276 (SE Salop: Entry 2, Hand B, ff. 9-10v, Sawles Warde [end]; ff. 58v-70, St Juliana [end]; ff. 70r-v, Oreisun of Seinte Marie [incomplete]); Index # 262; Grid 367 276 (SE Salop: Entry 3, Hand C, ff. 45v beg. of paragraph 2 to 56, St Margaret [end]; ff. 56-58, St Juliana [beginning]).
Number 6558-1
1.   f. 1   Who see this writ haveth I-read
Verses asking readers to pray for the scribe who wrote this copy of Saules Ward — nine lines
Number 5648-2
2.   f. 49   Thinken how swart thing and sooty is the sin
A moral warning, inserted into a life of St. Margaret
Number 4083-9
3.   f. 72v   O vernicle I honor him and thee
Meditations on the several instruments of the Crucifixion — couplets, rhyming roughly
Number 2290-4
4.   f. 79   I thank Thee Lord that Thou me wrought / And with strong…
A prayer of thanksgiving for the Redemption, at the end of (4083) — forty-eight lines in couplets
Number 5196-1
5.   f. 80   The arms of crist both god and man
Indulgence for the Arma Christi devotions (2291, 4083, and 6744); seventeen irregular couplets.
Number 1688-3
6.   f. 81   Hail be thou Mary mild queen of heaven
An Orison of the Five Joys — fourteen monorhyming quatrains plus 1 x 8, abababab at end
Number 3433-37
7.   f. 82   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 1508-1
8.   f. 86v   Give light unto mine eye sight
The Eight Verses of St. Bernard, trans. attrib. to Thomas Brampton: ‘Illumina oculos meos ne umquam obdormiam’ — eight 8-line stanzas
Number 3963-1
9.   f. 143   O Lord God of comfort of care
On careful speech — one quatrain