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Found Records:
Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 6420; Grid 529 179 (London).
Number 235-5
1.   ff. 3-8v   After that harvest Inned had his sheaves
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Complaint’ — fifty-nine stanzas rhyme royal
Number 508-5
2.   ff. 9-26v   And ended my complaint in this manner
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Dialogus cum Amico’ — 118 rhyme royal stanzas
Number 3010-2
3.   f. 16   Know ere thou knit Prove ere thou praise it
Against hasty marriage — five long lines (abbaa)
Number 709-6
4.   f. 17v   At my beginning Christ me speed
A tag to be learned as a child, or at beginning of a book — one couplet
Number 2621-8
5.   ff. 26v-49   In the Roman Acts written is thus
Thomas Hoccleve, Tale of the Emperor Gerelaus — 140 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4146-1
6.   f. 36v   Of all things that I can find
On hope — one couplet, ‘quod Carter’
Number 3010-3
7.   f. 37v   Know ere thou knit Prove ere thou praise it
Against hasty marriage — five long lines (abbaa)
Number 5708-1
8.   f. 37v   This is John Hancock is book
Book plate consigning Thomas Carter to hell — one couplet
Number 1867-15
9.   f. 46   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 4131-1
10.   f. 47   Of all good things the world brought forth
A faithful friend — one couplet
Number 4879-7
11.   ff. 52v-74v   Sith all men naturally desire
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Ars Sciendi Mori’ — 134 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 790-1
12.   f. 54v   Before thou pretend any evil in thy heart
Remember the end, ‘quod Carter’ — one couplet
Number 4957-1
13.   f. 55v   Some deserve ere they desire
On unequal distribution — two short couplets, ‘quod Carter’
Number 5226-1
14.   f. 56   The bruit of evil tongues what woman can eschew
On defamation — one long-line couplet
Number 4897-1
15.   f. 56   Sith of a womans breasts I was fostered
Thomas Hoccleve, verses on enjoying what Nature gives — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 6257-1
16.   f. 58   What thing resteth now not and then among
On the need for rest — a couplet
Number 1836-1
17.   f. 58   He liveth so much the easier
On living simply — one couplet
Number 2028-1
18.   f. 58v   Himself by giving receiveth a benefit
Give to those worthy — one couplet
Number 3697-1
19.   f. 61   No kind of labor is a thing of shame
Not work, but idelness is blameworthy — one couplet
Number 5749-1
20.   f. 61v   This silver plate and rich array
Verses asserting that worldly pomp is unnecessary — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 6557-1
21.   f. 63   Who runneth over sea from place to place
On remaining of same mind in spite of changing place, translating,‘Caelum non animum mutat, qui trans mare currit’ — one couplet
Number 3139-1
22.   f. 64   Live not as a glutton still for to eat
On moderate diet — one couplet preceded by Non uiuas ut edas sed edas ut iuere possis
Number 6510-1
23.   f. 64v   While Fortune thee favoreth friends thou hast plenty
Warning that friends are as fickle as fortune — one six-line stanza (ababcc)
Number 2412-1
24.   f. 65   If thou wilt eschew bitter adventure
How to avoid heartbreak — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 5302-1
25.   f. 66   The good or evil fortune of all am mans life
The choice of friends and a wife — three couplets
Number 36972
26.   f. 69Added by a post-medieval hand   No kind of labor is a thing of shame
Not work, but idelness is blameworthy — one couplet
Number 5663-6
27.   ff. 77-79   This book thus to have ended had I thought
Prologue to Hoccleve’s Tale of Jonathas (see 6529) — twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1867-16
28.   f. 79   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 839-4
29.   f. 79   Better it is small household to hold / Than to lie in prison with fetters of gold
The Golden Mean — one couplet
Number 6529-7
30.   f. 79v-95   Whilom an emperor prudent and wise
Thomas Hoccleve, Tale of Jonathas — ninety-six stanzas rhyme royal plus envoy of one eight-line stanza after prose moralitas
Number 6559-1
31.   f. 82v   Who seeketh the renown to have
Who would be famed for virtue, let him earn it by virtuous deeds — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 1431-1
32.   f. 82v   Fortunate is he who hath the hap
Proverbial advice, translating ‘Felix quem faciunt aliena pericula cautum’ — one couplet
Number 2157-1
33.   f. 83   I count his conquest great
Let Reason defeat Will — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 167-1
34.   f. 83   A sufficient salve for each disease
The Virtue of Pacience — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 835-9
35.   f. 85v   Better is to suffer and fortune abide
The Golden Mean — a couplet
Number 1912-5
36.   f. 85v   He that will not when he may / When he will he shall have nay
A proverb — one couplet translating Qui non vult cum quit um vellet forte nequibit
Number 3010-4
37.   f. 85v   Know ere thou knit Prove ere thou praise it
Against hasty marriage — five long lines (abbaa)
Number 2857-1
38.   f. 94v   Jesu have mercy upon us and this English nation
Prayer for England as part of Christendom — one couplet in long lines