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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56)
Number 3937-3
1.   ff. 1-19v   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 6561-3
2.   f. 19v   Who shall give unto mine head a well
John Lydgate, ‘A lamentacioun of our lady Maria’ — in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with varying refrain
Number 2156-4
3.   ff. 22v-25   I counsel whatsoever thou be
John Lydgate, ‘Consulo quisque eris’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 3058-3
4.   ff. 25-27v   Let no man boast of cunning ne virtue
John Lydgate, ‘Midsomer Rose’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 4169-5
5.   ff. 27v-29   Of God and kind proceedeth all beauty
John Lydgate, ‘A dyte of womenhis hornys’ — ten 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including four-stanza envoy
Number 6059-3
6.   ff. 29-33   Toward the end of frosty January
John Lydgate, ‘Look in thy merour and deeme noon othir wiht’ —
twenty-seven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain, including Envoy
Number 5533-3
7.   ff. 33-36   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 663-4
8.   ff. 36-37v   As of honey men gatheren oft sweetness
John Lydgate, ‘Song of Vertu’ — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Who sueth vertu vertu he shall lere’
Number 3479-1
9.   ff. 37v-41   Mercy and Truth met on a high mountain
A Praise of Peace, by Lydgate — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with ‘pees’ last word of each stanza
Number 325-1
10.   ff. 41-44   All ghostly songs and hymns that be sung
John Lydgate, ‘Misericordias Domini in Eternum Cantabo’ — 24 eight-line stanzas with ‘syng’ last word of each stanza
Number 6586-3
11.   f. 44   Who will be whole and keep him from sickness
John Lydgate, ‘A Doctryne for Pestilence’ — three 8-line stanzas followed without a break by 1356 except in U. S. National Library of Medicine MS E 4.
Number 1356-14
12.   ff. 44v-46   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 5731-13
13.   ff. 46-47v   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 729-2
14.   ff. 47v-53   Atwix dread and trembling reverence
John Lydgate, Exposition of the Pater Noster — forty-two 8-line stanzas, including envoy
Number 843-3
15.   ff. 53-58   Between midnight and the fresh morrow gray
John Lydgate, Fifteen Joys and Sorrows of Our Lady — in rhyme royal including Prologues and an Envoy
Number 1816-2
16.   ff. 58-60v   Having a conceit in my simple wit
John Lydgate, ‘De Profundis’ — twenty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including envoy
Number 1671-1
17.   ff. 60v-65v   Ground take in virtue by patriarchs old
Lydgate’s ‘Letabundus’ — thirty-nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 3843-3
18.   ff. 65v-70v   O blessed Lord my Lord O Christ Jesu
Lydgate’s ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’ — forty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6132-8
19.   ff. 71-71v   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
‘Why artow froward sith I am mercyable?’ (Lydgate)
Number 4431-7
20.   ff. 71v-72v   Queen of heaven of hell eke empress
John Lydgate, Verses On the Five Joys addressed to the Virgin Mary — seven 8-line stanzas(ababbcbc) and an Envoy of 28 lines (3 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc and four-line verba compilatoris, abba)
Number 6819-4
21.   f. 72   Ye devout people which have observance
John Lydgate, On Kissing at ‘Verbum caro factum est’ — four 8-line stanzas
Number 5826-1
22.   ff. 73-73v   Thou heavenly Queen of grace our lodestar
John Lydgate, a version of ‘Stella Celi extirpauit’ — four eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 863-2
23.   ff. 74-75   Blessed Denis of Athens chief son
John Lydgate, ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’ — twelve 8-line stanzas, with two varying refrains, ‘haue…memorye’ and ‘marter and virgyne’
Number 4470-2
24.   ff. 75v-76   Rest and refuge to folk disconsolate
John Lydgate, a prayer to St. Leonard — five 8-line (ababbcbc) and one 6-line (aabbcc) stanzas with a ‘distresse’ refrain
Number 2984-1
25.   ff. 76-76v   Katherine with glorious Margaret
De tribus Virginibus Katerina Margareta & Magdalena’ — four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6816-1
26.   ff. 76v-77   Ye Briton Martyrs famous in perfectness
John Lydgate, Prayer to British Saints, particularly St. Ursula — three 8-line stanzas and a couplet
Number 3588-12
27.   ff. 77-78v   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 1418-9
28.   ff. 78v-92v   For why that God is inwardly the wit / Of man
‘Cato Major’