The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 736; Grid 479 284 (Northants).
Number 5469-1
1.   Part VII, f. 1   The soft morrow and the lusty April
The Romans of Lancelot of the Laik — 3484 lines in couplets
Number 1867-11
2.   Part V, f. 2   He that in youth no virtue used / In age all honor him refused
A proverb — one couplet, here isolated, also found incorporated into longer texts
Number 731-1
3.   Part V, ff. 2-10v   Authentic books and stories old and new
Bernardus de cura rei familiaris — 408 lines in couplets with interspersed Latin text
Number 1326-8
4.   (Part 6), ff. 4v-5   Flee from the press and dwell with sothfastness
Number 1138-1
5.   Part VI, f. 4v   Do way for that may not avail ye
A ballad of maxims — three 8-line stanzas
Number 4912-1
6.   Part VI, f. 5   Sith through virtue increases dignity
God’s Span for Man’s Inch, attributed to James I of Scotland — 3 stanzas rhyme royal‘The Ballad of Good Counsel’, attributed to James I of Scotland — 3 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4889-1
7.   Part VI, f. 5   Sith in waste nature no thing makes [Sen in waist natur na thinge mais]
Verses advocating that everyone should labor — four couplets
Number 3591-1
8.   Part VI, ff. 12-36   My dear son understand this book
‘Ratis Raving’ — 1814 lines in couplets
Number 6434-7
9.   Part IV, ff. 25-27   When the cock in the north hath built his nest
The First Scottish Prophecy — in alliterative cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 5810-2
10.   Part IV, ff. 27v-31v   Thomas rides from Rome the man that right kens
Miracles and Prophecies of St. Thomas of Canterbury — in nonrhyming alliterative verse
Number 6398-7
11.   Part IV, ff. 33-34   When Rome is removed into England
The Second Scottish Prophecy, the A Text — in couplets
Number 4915-1
12.   Part VI, f. 36v   Sith wisemen that before our daws
‘The Foly of Fulys and the Thewis of Wysmen’ — 480 lines in couplets
Number 6566-1
13.   Part VI, ff. 43-48v   Who takes Pleasance in youthage
‘Consail and Teiching at the Vys Man gaif his Sone’ — 456 lines in couplets
Number 5303-1
14.   Part VI, ff. 49-53   The good wife shows forth best she can
‘The Thewis off Gudwomen’ — 306 lines in couplets
Number 120.7-1
15.   Part VII, f. 180   Adieu dear heart
The comfortless lover — eleven lines in 6-line stanzas (aabccd) with burden: ‘My luf mornes for me, for me, My luf mornis for me’