The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600)
Number 4271-1
1.   pp. 1-8   On holy hills which beth of great renown
John Lydgate, ‘Gloriosa Dicta sunt de Te’ (The Virgin Mary likened to the New Jerusalem) — twenty-nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 5559-1
2.   p. 8   There been four things that make a man a fool
Four things that make a man a fool — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5558-2
3.   p. 9   There been four things causing great folly
Four things that make man a fool — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 2773-1
4.   p. 9   Italicis Olilant Lombards waymenten
National reactions to ?a political event, or stereotypes — four macaronic monorhyming lines
Number 4032-2
5.   pp. 10-15   O prudent folks taketh heed
John Lydgate, ‘Bycorne and Chychevache’ — nineteen stanzas rhyme royal with occasional prose to introduce speakers
Number 1070-3
6.   pp. 15-19   Consider well with every circumstance
‘A wikked tong wol alway deme amis’
Number 4078-1
7.   pp. 19-25   O thou my soul give laud unto the Lord
John Lydgate, paraphrase of Psalm 102 — twenty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with Latin text of Psalm preceding each stanza
Number 3080-1
8.   pp. 26-32   Lift up the eyes of your advertence
John Lydgate, ‘Thoroughfare of Woe’ — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including envoy and refrain, ‘Howe þis worlde is a thorughfare ful of woo’
Number 1452-1
9.   pp. 34-35   Fresh lusty beauty joined with gentleness
John Lydgate, ‘A Balade of her that hath all virtues’, written for ‘Sir Othes of Holand’ — seven rhyme royal stanzas including Envoy
Number 747-1
10.   pp. 38-40   Bachus which is god of the glad vine
John Lydgate, A Mumming at Eltham — twelve stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy and alternating refrains: ‘Pees with your leges plente and gladness’ and ‘Ay by encresse Ioye gladness of harte’
Number 3557-1
11.   pp. 40-48   Most noble prince with support of your grace
A Mumming at Hertford, c. A.D. 1428, by Lydgate — 254 lines in couplets
Number 2371-1
12.   p. 48   If it befall that God thee list visit
Balade de bone counseyle — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5792-2
13.   pp. 50-52   This world is full of stableness
John Lydgate, ‘Riȝt as the crabbe goth forward’ — seven eight-line stanzas with this refrain (Envoy included)
Number 757-1
14.   pp. 53-55   Be glad O Maid Mother of Christ Jesu
John Lydgate, ‘Gaude virgo mater christi’ —seven stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy
Number 3149-1
15.   pp. 55-65   Lo here this lady that ye may see
A Mumming at London, by Lydgate — 342 lines in couplets
Number 3555-1
16.   pp. 71-74   Most noble prince of Christian princes all
A Mumming at Windsor, by Lydgate — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4108-2
17.   pp. 74-81   O ye folks that here present be
John Lydgate, ‘Legend of St. George’ — thirty-five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4949-3
18.   pp. 106-110   So thirled with the point of remembrance
‘The Compleynt of Anelida the quene upon fals Arcite’, included in Chaucer’s Anelida and Arcite, but here occurring separately — twelve 9-line stanzas and two 16-line stanzas, including Proem and Conclusion
Number 244-2
19.   pp. 111-116   After the stormy time ceasing the rain
‘A Holy Meditation’ — ninety couplets
Number 1092-7
20.   pp. 116-130   Cupido unto whose commandment
Lespistre de Cupide
Number 1518-6
21.   pp. 130-139   Gladeth ye fowls of the morwe gray
‘Compleynt of Mars’
Number 5590-9
22.   pp. 139-141   There nis so high comfort to my pleasance
‘Complaint of Venus’
Number 5803-8
23.   pp. 142-144   This wretched worlds transmutation
Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘Balade of Fortune’ — nine eight-line stanzas and a six-line Envoy
Number 1326-10
24.   pp. 144-145   Flee from the press and dwell with sothfastness
Number 4769-2
25.   pp. 145-149   Saint Valentine of custom year by year
John Lydgate, ‘Valentine to Our Lady’ — twenty stanzas rhyme royal, including 2-stanza envoy
Number 5693-1
26.   pp. 149-152   This hardy fool this bird victorious
John Lydgate, Balade on a New Year’s Gift of an Eagle presented to King Henry VI in 1428 — eleven stanzas rhyme royal and Envoy
Number 283-1
27.   pp. 152-154   Alas I woeful creature
John Lydgate, ‘A Gentlewoman’s Lament’ — seven 8-line stanzas
Number 3554-2
28.   pp. 154-158   Most noble prince of Christian princes all
To King Henry VI on his Coronation, by Lydgate — eighteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including 3-stanza Envoy
Number 5913-1
29.   pp. 158-164   Through glad aspects of the god Cupid
John Lydgate, on the Duke of Gloucester’s approaching marriage to Jacqueline of Hainault — twenty-seven stanzas rhyme royal and eight-line Envoy
Number 4078-2
30.   pp. 165-171   O thou my soul give laud unto the Lord
John Lydgate, paraphrase of Psalm 102 — twenty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with Latin text of Psalm preceding each stanza
Number 720-4
31.   ff. 170v-177v   At the reverence of Saint Margaret / My purpose is
John Lydgate, Life of St Margaret — seventy-seven stanzas rhyme royal including an eleven-stanza prologue and three-stanza Envoy
Number 3553-1
32.   pp. 172-175   Most mighty lord Jupiter the Great
A Mumming for the Mercers of London, by Lydgate — fifteen rhyme royal stanzas
Number 5187-1
33.   pp. 177-178   That worthy David which that slew Goliath
John Lydgate, a Mumming for the Goldsmiths of London — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 720-3
34.   pp. 178-195   At the reverence of Saint Margaret / My purpose is
John Lydgate, Life of St Margaret — seventy-seven stanzas rhyme royal including an eleven-stanza prologue and three-stanza Envoy
Number 1005-1
35.   pp. 195-197   Christ that art both day and light
John Lydgate’s version of the hymn ‘Criste qui lux es et dies’ — seven 8-line stanzas with Latin cauda as headings to each stanza
Number 609-3
36.   pp. 197-233   As I me lay alone in bed
A variant version of Thomas Brampton’s Seven Penitential Psalms: 124 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Ne reminiscaris domine
Number 5704-2
37.   pp. 234-235   This is Christs own complaint
The Complaint of Christ to Man and Man’s Answer (stanza 10) — ten twelve-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Why art þou to þy frende vnkynde’
Number 1593-2
38.   ff. 235-257   God that all this world hath wrought
Storia Lune
Number 3122-1
39.   pp. 257-261   Listeneth now and ye shall hear / Talking of a good matere
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls, with a 16-line prologue — in couplets
Number 2525-1
40.   pp. 347-348   In June when Titan was in the Crabs head
John Lydgate, ‘A Sayenge of the Nyghtyngale’ — fifty-four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5697-1
41.   pp. 349-356   This high feast for to magnify
John Lydgate, ‘Procession of Corpus Christi’ — twenty-eight eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 4990-4
42.   pp. 356-357   Some time this world was so steadfast and stable
Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘Lak of Stedfastnesse’ — four stanzas rhyme royal, including one-stanza Envoy
Number 1326-11
43.   pp. 357-358   Flee from the press and dwell with sothfastness
Number 5277-3
44.   pp. 358-359   The first stock father of gentilesse
Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘Gentilesse’ — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3200-2
45.   p. 359   Lord god preserve under thy mighty hand / the king the queen the people and this land
A prayer tag for England — one couplet
Number 813-1
46.   pp. 359-361   Behold this great Prince Edward the Second
John Lydgate, ‘Of the Sodein Fal of Princes in oure Dayes’ — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6840-2
47.   p, 361   Ye that desire in heart and have plesaunce
Shirley’s Book Motto — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5249-5
48.   p. 361   The double sorrow of Troilus to tellen
Extracts from Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde — rhyme royal stanzas
Number 6819-6
49.   p. 362   Ye devout people which have observance
John Lydgate, On Kissing at ‘Verbum caro factum est’ — four 8-line stanzas
Number 159-2
50.   pp. 363-367   A solitary sore complaining
John Lydgate, ‘A Complaint for my Lady of Gloucester and Holland’ — eighteen rhyme royal stanzas
Number 218-2
51.   p. 367   Adam scrivein if ever it thee befall
‘Chaucer’s wordes unto Adam’ — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 1904-15
52.   pp. 368-370   He that whilom did his diligence
Fall of Princes
Number 1108-5
53.   p. 368   Deceit deceiveth and shall be deceived
A single stanza (Bk. II, lines 4432-8) from Lydgate’s Fall of Princes (1904) — rhyme royal.
Number 1453-1
54.   p. 373   Freshest of colour and most amiable
A plea to his mistress — a roundel