The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943
Number 6780-1
1.   ff. iv, vi   Women been fair for to…
In praise of women and the Virgin Mary — four 3-line stanzas and burden: ‘Of alle thynges that god …’
Number 5217-1
2.   f. iiiv   The boar in the sty
Three unmanageable things — three lines, without rhyme
Number 5147-3
3.   f. 78   That in thy mischief forsaked the nought
‘He is thi Frende’ — four monorhyming lines
Number 5683-2
4.   f. 145   This ender night / I saw a sight / A maid a cradel keep
The Complaint of the Child Jesus to his Mother — nine six-line stanzas (aabccb) and burden: ‘Lullay my chyld & wepe no more / Slepe & be now styll / The kyng of blys this fader ys / As it was hys wyll’
Number 2362-1
5.   f. 145v   If I held the low assize
Politic counsels — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Lord how scholde I roule me / Of al men I preysyd to be’
Number 2254-2
6.   f. 161   I rede that thou be jolly and glad
On the Choice of Friends — nine lines in two stanzas (ababa + cdcd)
Number 5804-1
7.   f. 162   This Yule this Yule
Be Merry at Christmas — two quatrains (aabb) and six-line burden (aabbcc)
Number 6208-1
8.   f. 162v   Well were him that wist / To whom he might trust
A warning against false friends — one 6-line stanza (aabccb)
Number 6073-1
9.   f. 163   True on whom is all my trust
Devotion to his mistress — one 8-line stanza (ababcdcd)
Number 3456-1
10.   f. 164v   Me liketh ever the longer the bet
Grace for a Winchester civic feast — a two-part song, two quatrains (abab)
Number 1096-1
11.   f. 166   Danger me hath unskilfully
‘Lyue boþe glad and myryly’ — seven lines, 5 lines (ababa) plus (?)2-line refrain (cd), ‘ffor suþþe hyt ys here wylle / bote yf y myȝt more þan y may’
Number 4348-1
12.   f. 167v   Pater noster most of might
An Orison — one l0-line stanza (ababccdccd)
Number 734-1
13.   f. 168   Ave Maria I say to that blessed maid
Ave Maria — ten lines, of which first four may be burden (abab), remaining six a stanza (ccdccd)
Number 1084-1
14.   f. 168v   Credo in deum
A statement of belief and assurance of the bliss that is its reward — ten lines in a cross-rhymed quatrain (perhaps the burden?) and a tail-rhymed 6-line stanza
Number 606-1
15.   f. 169   As I lay upon a night
A Dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Infant — thirty-seven quatrains (abab) with refrain ‘Alone in my longyng’ and two-line burden: ‘Lullay lullay la lullay / My dere moder lullay’
Number 1548-2
16.   f. 170   God and saint Trinity / As I believe on thee
A prayer and conjuration against robbers — four couplets
Number 2155-1
17.   f. 170   I conjure them in the name of the father
A charm against thieves — in couplets
Number 3453-1
18.   ff. 170v-171   May no man sleep in your hall
An erotic song — three 9-line stanzas (abcdbdddb)
Number 719-1
19.   f. 170v   At the north end of silver white
‘Silver White’, an erotic song — three 8-line stanzas with repeated lines (abacdbdc) and refrain of four repeated lines (efeg; as conclusion below)
Number 5386-7
20.   f. 178v   The man that I loved alderbest
A Love Complaint, for two voices — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Wolde god that hyt were so / As I cowde wysshe bytuyxt vs too’
Number 2569-1
21.   f. 178v   In places oft when I him here meet
A love lyric — four cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 1173-1
22.   f. 182v   Ecce ancilla domini
A song of the Annunciation — in 8-line stanzas with the refrain, ‘Ecce ancilla domini