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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, Lambeth Palace Library 306
Number 5731-31
1.   ff. 17v-18v   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 1550-3
2.   f. 45   God be our guide
On the Kentish Insurrection of Robert of Redesdale (1450) — one 6-line stanza
Number 2610-2
3.   ff. 51-52v   In the month of May when the grass groweth green
On the Death of the Duke of Suffolk (1450) — macaronic lines in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), with refrain, ‘For Iac Napes soule, Placebo and Dirige
Number 2824-4
4.   ff. 73-107   Jesu Christ our savior
Libeaus Desconus — mainly in 12-line stanzas (aabbccbddbeeb)
Number 3348-6
5.   ff. 107-110   Man for mischief thou thee amend
Story of the adulterous Falmouth Squire — 49 quatrains (abab)
Number 2777-4
6.   ff. 110-113v   I-written I find a good story / The Pope it wrote Saint Gregory
The Trental of St. Gregory
Number 6191-1
7.   f. 132   Welcome Edward our son of high degree
‘The Receyvyng of Kyng Edward the IIIJth at Brystowe’ — one quatrain
Number 4429-3
8.   f. 132v   Queen of heaven make Thou mirth
Regina celi letare’ — two quatrains
Number 1494-2
9.   f. 133   Gaude the Flower of Virginity
Gaude Flore Virginali’ — seven 7-line stanzas
Number 1163-1
10.   ff. 134-135   Early in a summerstide / I saw in London as I went
These Lettres XII shall save Mery Englond
Number 4956-3
11.   ff. 135-135v   Some be merry and some be sad
Carol on the different kinds of women — six 6-line stanzas (aaabccb) including refrain, ‘Yet all be not so / For sum be lewde & sum be shrewed / Go shrew wher so euer ye go’, and burden (dd): ‘Women women love of women / Makeþ bare pursis wiþ sum men’.
Number 4886-1
12.   f. 136   Sith God hath chose thee to be his knight
‘Edwardus IV Dei gratia’
Number 2949-1
13.   f. 136v   Jewels precious can I none find to sell
A Greeting on New Years’ Morning — four stanzas rhyme royal and concluding couplet
Number 3613-1
14.   f. 137   My hearts joy all mine whole pleasaunce
To my Heart’s Joy — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Number 5167-1
15.   ff. 137v-138   That passing goodness the root of all virtue
Verses written to his Mistress, the flower of womanhood, a love epistle — six stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy
Number 1451-1
16.   ff. 138-138v   Fresh flower of womanly nature
To my Lady dear — four 8-line stanzas and concluding couplet
Number 1075-10
17.   ff. 142-145   Controversies pleas and all discord
’Hors, Goose and Shepe’
Number 5707-6
18.   ff. 145-147   This is Gods own complaint
The Complaint of God — eleven 12-line stanzas (ababababbcbc) with refrain, ‘Whi art þou to þi frend vnkinde’
Number 4312-9
19.   ff. 147-152   Our gracious God prince of pity
William Lychefelde, ‘Complaint of God’ — sixty-eight 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 1909-4
20.   ff. 152v-165   He that will his soul leche / Listeneth to me and I woll…
‘The Stacions of Rome’ — in couplets
Number 3848-1
21.   f. 177v   O blessed Mary the flower of virginity
A salutation to the Virgin Mary — six stanzas rhyme royal
Number 432-1
22.   ff. 178-187   Almighty God maker of all
The Wright’s Chaste Wife — 672 lines in 6-line stanzas
Number 6640-14
23.   f. 203   Whoso will beware of purchasing
‘Twelve points for purchasers of land to look to’, sometimes attributed to Sir John Fortescue — ten or twelve couplets