The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.4.12
Number 1418-8
1.   ff. 1-28   For why that God is inwardly the wit / Of man
Cato Major
Number 6321-5
2.   ff. 28v-30   When I advertise in my remembrance / And see how fell
Parvus Cato (Burgh)
Number 3588-11
3.   ff. 30v-32v   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 6709-6
4.   f. 31   Wit hath wonder that reason ne tell can
Sensus miratur que racio dicere nescit’, etc., often ascribed to Reginald Pecock (see Babington (1860), 2.623) — two couplets
Number 3085-1
5.   ff. 37-43   Like as the Bible maketh mention
John Lydgate, ‘Legend of St. Austin at Compton’ — fifty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy
Number 14-1
6.   ff. 43v-44   A blissful life a peaceable and a sweet
Chaucer, The Former Age [Aetas Prima] — eight 8-line stanzas
Number 2464-1
7.   ff. 44v-47   In a valley of this restless mind
A Complaint of Christ — sixteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with the refrain, ‘Quia amore langueo
Number 4175
8.   f. 47v   Of honest mirth let be thy daliance
Moral counsel — a fragment of three lines
Number 1075-6
9.   ff. 49-60v   Controversies pleas and all discord
Hors, Goose and Shepe
Number 2490-2
10.   ff. 61-77   In Egypt whilom as I read and find
John Lydgate, Fabula duorum mercatorum — 130 stanzas rhyme royal, including Envoy
Number 4420-3
11.   ff. 77v-84   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 2156-3
12.   ff. 85-86v   I counsel whatsoever thou be
John Lydgate, ‘Consulo quisque eris’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 4169-4
13.   ff. 87-88   Of God and kind proceedeth all beauty
John Lydgate, ‘A dyte of womenhis hornys’ — ten 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including four-stanza envoy
Number 6132-6
14.   ff. 88-88v   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
Why artow froward sith I am mercyable? (Lydgate)
Number 3058-2
15.   ff. 89-90v   Let no man boast of cunning ne virtue
John Lydgate, ‘Midsomer Rose’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 5533-2
16.   ff. 91-91v   The world so wide the air so remevable
On the Mutability of Man’s Nature due to the Seasons, the Elements, the Complexions, and the Planets
Number 5918-2
17.   ff. 92-94   Throughout a palace as I gan pass
‘The Lamentacioun of the Duchess of Glossester’ (1447) — 13 eight-line stanzas including refrain: ‘All women may be ware by me’
Number 1072-1
18.   ff. 94-96v   Considering effectually the great diversity
The difficulty of choosing a profession in religion — twenty-one
8-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘Allas quid eligam ignoro
Number 5373-10
19.   ff. 97-102v   The life so short the craft so long to learn
Geoffrey Chaucer, Parlement of Foules — 98 stanzas rhyme royal