The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 744 [olim Ashburnham 133; olim Gollancz]
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.92 (London associations).
Number 4840-7
1.   f. 3v   Sigh and sorrow deeply / mourn and weep inwardly
Precepts in -ly — four short lines
Number 3294-1
2.   f. 4   Lowness and humility
Verses on the qualities that will lead one to heaven, preceding a copy of Isidore’s Consilia in English prose — four monorhyming phrases
Number 6369-14
3.   ff. 11v-12v   When life is most loved and death is most hated
‘Erthe upon Erthe’
Number 6670-11
4.   f. 13   Why is this world beloved that false is and vain
Cur mundus militat… — twenty couplets
Number 6022-1
5.   ff. 25-28   To thee we make our invocation
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Inuocacio ad patrem’ — twenty stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3834-1
6.   ff. 28v-30   O blessed child Jesu what hast Thou to do
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Inuocacio ad ihesum’ — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3755-1
7.   ff. 30-31v   Now Holy Ghost of the High Deity
Hoccleve’s ‘Inuocacio ad spiritum sanctum’ — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6801-1
8.   ff. 31v-32v   Worshipful maiden to the world Mary
‘Inuocacio ad beatam Virginem’
Number 4911-1
9.   ff. 33-36   Sith thou Mother of grace hast ever in mind
Thomas Hoccleve, An orison to the Virgin Mary — twenty stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6603-3
10.   ff. 37-39   Whoso desireth to get and conquer
Thomas Hoccleve, A miracle of the Virgin Mary: How Our Lady’s Psalter was first found — eighteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1092-11
11.   ff. 39v-50v   Cupido unto whose commandment
Lespistre de Cupide
Number 6142-1
12.   ff. 51-51v   Victorious christian Prince our lord sovereign
Thomas Hoccleve, Balade to King Henry V — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6204-1
13.   f. 52   Well may I plain on you Lady Money
Thomas Hoccleve, Appeal to Lady Money — a roundel, twenty-four lines
Number 2034-1
14.   ff. 52-52v   Hoccleve I will it to thee knowen be
Thomas Hoccleve, Lady Money’s scornful answer to his petition — a roundel in twenty-four lines
Number 4193-1
15.   f. 52v   Of my lady well me rejoice I may
Thomas Hoccleve, Humourous Praise of his Lady — a roundel, twenty-four lines
Number 232-1
16.   f. 52v   After our song our mirth and our gladness
Couplet closing to three roundels addressed by Hoccleve to money (6204, 2034, 4193), introducing next piece (4879)
Number 4879-8
17.   ff. 53-68v   Sith all men naturally desire
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Ars Sciendi Mori’ — 134 stanzas rhyme royal