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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Royal 18 D.II
Number 3937-12
1.   ff. 1va-5rb   O how wholesome and glad is the memory
John Lydgate, ‘Testament’, in five sections—sections 1, 3, and 5 in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc); sections 2 and 4 in rhyme royal
Number 3995-15
2.   ff. 6ra-146rb   O mighty Mars that with thy stern light
Troy Book
Number 6276-21
3.   ff. 147va-162va   When bright Phoebus passed was the Ram
John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes — 4716 lines in couplets
Number 5364-2
4.   ff. 163ra-164ra   The knowledge of God passeth comparison
William Cornish, A Treatise bytweene Enformacione and Musyke (A.D. 1504) — Prologue of four stanzas rhyme royal and text of twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2299-1
5.   fr. 165ra-166vb   I wail I weep I sob I sigh full sore
John Skelton, On the Death of the Earl of Northumberland (1489) — thirty-one stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6393-2
6.   ff. 167ra-180va   When Phoebus in the Crab had near his course run
The Assembly of Gods, perhaps by Lydgate — 301 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5731-27
7.   ff. 181-183   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 1033-2
8.   ff. 186-195   Chronicles and annual books of kings
House of Percy: Metrical Chronicle by William Peeris — in rhyme royal stanzas
Number 5494-1
9.   ff. 195v-197v   The surmounting pleasure who can express
Leconfield proverbs: a dialogue between ‘the part sensatyue’ and ‘the part intellectyue’ on the vanity of human delights
Number 6449-1
10.   ff. 198-199v   When the philosophers Pythagoras and Tubal
Leconfield proverbs: Poem on music — stanzas of four or six lines
Number 2252-1
11.   f. 200   I receive no light but of thy beams bright
Leconfield proverbs — five lines on a scroll attached to a picture of Christ[?]
Number 1204-1
12.   ff. 201-202   Esperaunce en dieu
Proverbs on Hope copied from inscriptions on the walls of the garden room at Leconfield — sixty-two lines in couplets
Number 1884-1
13.   ff. 202-204   He that made this house for contemplation
Leconfield proverbs: A dialogue on Youth — mainly in couplets
Number 674-1
14.   f. 202v   As the cause requireth to study is good
A warning to scholars: ‘But allway to be in stody dryethe vp a mannes blode’ — one couplet
Number 1150-1
15.   ff. 204v-205v   Dread God and flee from sin
Proverbs copied from inscriptions on the ceiling of the library at Leconfield — twenty-three quatrains
Number 559-1
16.   f. 205v-206v   Apply to the best gifts given to thee
Leconfield proverbs: ‘The counsell of Aristotell’ — thirty-four couplets
Number 1418-24
17.   ff. 207-209   For why that God is inwardly the wit / Of man
‘Cato Major’
Number 4423-1
18.   ff. 209-209v   Punish moderately and discretely correct
Wresill proverbs: ‘The counsell of Aristotell’ — thirty-eight lines
Number 4467-1
19.   ff. 210-211v   Remord thine eye inwardly
Wresill proverbs — 135 lines in couplets