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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 531; Grid 445 305 (Leics).
Number 4312-2
1.   ff. 3ra-6ra   Our gracious God prince of pity
William Lychefelde, ‘Complaint of God’ — sixty-eight 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 3075-2
2.   ff. 6ra-10ra   Lief Lord my soul Thou spare
The nine lessons of the Dirige or ‘Pety Iob’ — fifty-seven 12-line stanzas with refrain, Parce michi domine
Number 6159-1
3.   ff. 10ra-14va   Waste bringeth a kingdome in need
‘Þe Prouerbis of Salamon’ — 90 eight-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 422-3
4.   ff. 14va-19rb   Almighty God in Trinity
Stimulus Conscientie Minor’ — in 8-line stanzas with Latin prose sub-headings of varying lengths
Number 437-1
5.   ff. 19rb-20vb   Almighty God that made all thing
The Twelve Profits of suffering bodily ‘Anger’ (Affliction) — twenty-six 8-line stanzas
Number 2084-2
6.   ff. 20vb-21vb   How mankind doth begin / Is wonder for to scrive so
’The Myrrour of Mankind’ — eighty-two 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 609-1
7.   ff. 28ra-31va   As I me lay alone in bed
A variant version of Thomas Brampton’s Seven Penitential Psalms: 124 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Ne reminiscaris domine
Number 1705-1
8.   ff. 31va-32ra   Hail fairest that ever God found
‘A salutacion of oure Lady’ — seven l2-line stanzas (ababababcdccd)
Number 5843-3
9.   f. 32ra-32rb   Thou shalt have one god and no moo
The Ten Commandments — twelve couplets
Number 4744-1
10.   ff. 32rb-32va   Saint Paul the apostle thus says he
The Seven Works of Mercy Bodily — ten couplets
Number 4403-1
11.   f. 32v   Pride is head of all kind sin
The Seven Deadly Sins — sixteen couplets
Number 5120-1
12.   f. 32va   Teach each man with charity
The Seven Works of Spiritual Mercy — eight couplets
Number 2987-1
13.   f. 32va   Keep thy sight fro vanity
‘The Five Bodyly Wyttys’ — six couplets
Number 1811-1
14.   f. 32va-32vb   Have mind on the bliss that never shall blin
‘þe fyue wittis goostly’ — six couplets
Number 6744-3
15.   f. 33ra   With sharp thorns that beth keen
The Wounds of Christ as Remedies against the Deadly Sins — eight quatrains
Number 122-2
16.   ff. 40va-45ra   A mery tale y telle yow may
The Assumption of Our Lady (earliest version) — in couplets, with a Prologue of ten lines
Number 398-2
17.   ff. 45ra-47vb   All those that be christened and dear / Listeneth and ye may hear
Passio sancte Katerine virginis — in short couplets
Number 6650-2
18.   ff. 47vb-50va   Whoso will over read this book
The ‘Long Charter of Christ’ (B text) — 414 lines in couplets
Number 5309-1
19.   ff. 50va-53ra   The grace of the Holy Ghost
‘Þe xv tokenys before the day of dome’ — 398 lines in couplets
Number 3103-1
20.   ff. 53ra-54rb   Listeneth all and ye shall hear
‘How the Wyse Man Taght Hys Son’ — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 1016-2
21.   ff. 54rb-55ra   Christ that was crucified for sinners unkind
The Lady who buried the Host, a miracle — seventeen 8-line stanzas
Number 3119-1
22.   ff. 55ra-55vb   Listeneth lordings to my tale
A Lament of the Virgin Mary — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd)
Number 4148-1
23.   ff. 55vb-56rb   Of all women that ever were born
The Lamentation of the Virgin Mary — eleven 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘For now lyeth dedd my dere sone dere’
Number 3348-3
24.   ff. 56rb-57va   Man for mischief thou thee amend
Story of the adulterous Falmouth Squire — 49 quatrains (abab)
Number 3117.5-1
25.   ff. 57va-59rb   Listeneth lordings I you pray
How a merchande dyd hys wyfe betray or A penniworth of witte — in couplets
Number 3125-1
26.   ff. 59rb-63   Listeneth ye goodly gentlemen and all that been herein
The Marchand and hys Sone — 294 lines in long couplets
Number 2813-3
27.   ff. 63ra-70vb   Jesu Christ in Trinity / Only God and persons three
The Earl of Toulous — in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 2867-2
28.   ff. 71ra-79rb   Jesu Lord our heaven king / Grant us all…
Syr Egyllamore of Artas — generally in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 1924-2
29.   ff. 79va-90rb   Heaven bliss that all shall win
Romance of Sir Tryamour, a fragment, parts of 10 folios — written in 12-line stanzas, aabccbddbeeb
Number 3132-1
30.   ff. 90rb-102vb   Little and mickle old and young / Listeneth now…
Octavian (Northern version) — 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 3250-1
31.   ff. 102rb-133v?   Lordings listeneth to my tale / That is merrier than the nightingalee
Sir Beues of Hamtoun — 4620 lines in 6-line stanzas (lines 1-474) and couplets (lines 475-4620)
Number 4984-2
32.   ff. 134ra-156vb   Sometime there was a noble man
The Seuyn Sages of Rome — in short couplets; ‘A’ text
Number 224-1
33.   f. 147   Adieu my pretty pussy
Erotic rhyme of lover addressing his past love — one 7-line stanza
Number 4908-1
34.   ff. 161ra-231   Sith the time that God was born
Guy of Warwick (Second Version) — 11976 lines in couplets.
Number 3123-1
35.   ff. 231va-239va   Listeneth now I shall you tell
Syr Harrowde þe Gode Baron — in couplets
Number 575-1
36.   ff. 239va-254rb   As far as men ride or goon
Le Bone Florence of Rome, the romance of the Chaste Empress — 2189 lines in 12-line stanzas
Number 4415-3
37.   ff. 254rb-257vb   Princes proud that beth in press
Roberd of Cisyle — in couplets
Number 3116-3
38.   ff. 257vb-261vb   Listeneth lordings gent and free
Sir Degare — 1076 verses in short couplets