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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, St John’s College H.1 (204)
Number 6726-1
1.      With four horse all snow white
A couplet from Ovid, Ars amatoria i.114, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 25).
Number 4513-1
2.   f. 48ra   Rome no thing is peer to thee
In praise of Rome — one quatrain in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 24) — in quatrains
Number 4342-1
3.   f. 49ra   Pallas Evander and his son lieth here
Epitaph of the giant Pallas — three monorhyming lines in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 24)
Number 2392-1
4.   f. 49ra   If the stone is one
Riddling couplets inscribed on a pillar, in John Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book I, Cap. 24)
Number 1231-1
5.   ff. 49vb-50ra   Every night there a cock
Verses on a table of brass, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, ch. 24) — five cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 3801-1
6.   ff. 60vb-63va   Now the book taketh on hand
‘Of the londe of Wales’, a verse description of Wales in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book I, Chap. 38) — 460 lines in doggerel couplets
Number 5041-1
7.   f. 64va-64vb   Strange men that needeth
Peaceful England — 26 lines in couplets, in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book I, chap. 41)
Number 1192-1
8.   f. 64va-64vb   England is good land
Verses in praise of England, in Trevisa’s trans of Higden’s Polychronicon, Book I, ch. 41, translating Trevisa’s verses, ‘Anglia terra ferax et fertilis angulus orbis…’ — twenty couplets, partly prosified
Number 660-1
9.   f. 66ra   As much as gnaws
A translation of lines in Virgil in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book II, Cap. 44) — two couplets
Number 2748-1
10.   f. 69ra   It is unknow / What man built this city now
A verse insert on Chester Castle in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Bk I, Cap. 48) — thirteen doggerel couplets