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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.53 (1157)
Number 6640-7
1.   f. 24   Whoso will beware of purchasing
‘Twelve points for purchasers of land to look to’, sometimes attributed to Sir John Fortescue — ten or twelve couplets
Number 1579-1
2.   f. 24v   God save King Harry wherever he go or ride
‘Sent george be hys forman hovre blyssyd lady be hys gyde’ — one long couplet
Number 6831-2
3.   f. 27   Ye proud gallants heartless
Against excess in men’s apparel — two to six monorhyming quatrains
Number 5584-2
4.   f. 29v   There is none so wise man but he may wisdom lere
‘Devoute & vertuos wordes’ — four long lines
Number 1215-3
5.   f. 41   Ever is six the best chance of the dice
A political prophecy according to the throw of the dice — in couplets
Number 5213-1
6.   f. 41   The black shall bleed and the blue shall fare and feed
A political prophecy by the stars — couplets or rhyme royal, loosely rhyming
Number 3637-1
7.   f. 45v   My love she mourns for me
A fragment of a love song — one couplet
Number 5227-3
8.   ff. 55-56   The burn is this world blind
Christ’s appeal from the Cross — thirteen 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas with 3-line burden: ‘Cum ouer the borne Bessey / my lytyll prety bessey / comme ouer the bourne to m[e]’
Number 6886-1
9.   ff. 57-58   Youth lust reaches or manhood
An Exhortation to God’s Service — twelve monorhyming quatrains and burden: ‘When all ys don and all ys sayd / God must be known seruyd & obeid’
Number 1921-1
10.   f. 59   Heart be true and do not amiss
Remember me — three lines, possibly part of a song
Number 1418-11
11.   f. 60   For why that God is inwardly the wit / Of man
‘Cato Major’
Number 2079-1
12.   f. 66   How darest thou swear or be so bold also
Against swearing and blaspheming Christ in the use of oaths — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 1271-2
13.   f. 67   Farewell this world I take my leave forever
A Farewell to the World — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3987-2
14.   f. 69   O mankind / Have in thy mind
Appeal of Christ to man by the pains of his Passion — one 6-line stanza
Number 6054-3
15.   f. 69v   Too Amorous too Adventurous ne Anger thee not too much
‘The ABC of Aristotle’ — varying number of couplets
Number 5825-1
16.   f. 70   Thou gracious Lord grant me memory
On the Passion — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 6461-5
17.   f. 72   When thine head quaketh memento
Signs of Death — 8 or 12 macaronic lines in couplets
Number 1506-6
18.   f. 72   Gift is made doomsman / guile is made chapman
The Abuses of the Age — sixteen short lines, translating Munus fit iudex, etc.
Number 2872-1
19.   f. 73   Jesu mercy and grant mercy
A prayer tag to be used with the Psalter of Jesus — four monorhyming lines
Number 6230-1
20.   f. 73v   What helpeth it man to be unstable
All is vanity save good deeds — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 6610-5
21.   f. 74   Whoso him bethought
A remembrance of Mortality — eight lines
Number 6763-1
22.   f. 74   With wrong or noy if [?]
Verses admonishing the reader to trust in God — eight lines, all ending imperfectly
Number 3513.1
23.   f. 74v   [Loa]thly looks […thely lokys]
Fragmentary opening line of an 8-line fragment, apparently attacking extreme fashions in dress by appeal to Christ ‘vpon the rode’ — ten lines