The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS]
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.98 (Lincs).
Number 317-5
1.   ff. 51v-52   All christian men that walk me by / Behold & see
Lamentacio Peccatoris, Prologue to the Adulterous Falmouth Squire (3348), a lament for the soul of William Basterfield, Knight — 99 lines in the longest text, mostly in 8-line stanzas
Number 3745-1
2.   ff. 53-98v   Now great glorious God through grace of himselven
Alliterative Morte Arthure — 4346 alliterative lines
Number 3132-2
3.   ff. 98va-109rb   Little and mickle old and young / Listeneth now…
Octavian (Northern version) — 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 1934-9
4.   ff. 109rb-114va   Hende in hall an ye will hear / Of elders that before us were
Sir Isumbras — in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 2813-4
5.   ff. 114vb-122ra   Jesu Christ in Trinity / Only God and persons three
The Earl of Toulous — in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 3246-1
6.   ff. 122vb-129vb   Lordings if it be your will / And ye will hear and hold you still
Vita Sancti Cristoferi’ — in couplets with a 5-line monorhyming introduction
Number 3197-3
7.   ff. 130ra-138va   Lord God in Trinity / Give them heaven for to see
Sir Degrevant
Number 2867-6
8.   ff. 138va-147rb   Jesu Lord our heaven king / Grant us all…
Syr Egyllamore of Artas — generally in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 2864-1
9.   ff. 147rb-148rb   Jesu Lord in Trinity / That was and is and ay shall be
Miracle of the Virgin Mary, the Wicked Knight and the Friar — in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 3304-1
10.   ff. 148rb-149   Lyarde is an old horse and may not well draw
Lyarde, a satire on friars and husbands — 130 lines in couplets
Number 620-9
11.   ff. 149v-153v   As I me went this ender day / Fast in my way
Thomas of Erceldoune’s Prophecy, in three ‘Fyttes’ — in quatrains or five-line stanzas, or others irregular
Number 2628-4
12.   ff. 154-161   In the time of Arthur an aunter betide
The Awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne
Number 3074-1
13.   ff. 161ra-176ra   Lief lithes to me / Two words or three / Of one that was fair and free
Sir Percyvelle of Galles — 2288 lines generally in 16-line stanzas (aaabccccbdddbeeeb)
Number 5900-1
14.   f. 176rb   Three good brothers are ye
A Charm against Toothache — twenty-one couplets
Number 2153-1
15.   f. 176rb   I conjure the loathly beast with that ilk spear
A charm for the tooth-ache — 14 lines, 5 couplets plus 4 unrhymed lines
Number 5578-1
16.   f. 176rb   There is no man that ever has need
Advice of Christ to man — nine couplets
Number 3414-2
17.   f. 177v   Mary for Thine joys five / Teach me the way to right live
A popular prayer tag — a single couplet
Number 100-2
18.   ff. 189-191v   A Lord God of mights most / Father and Son and Holy Ghost
Tractatus de Trinitate et Vnitate
Number 4144-1
19.   f. 189   Of all thing it is the best
Love Jesus over all things — three lines
Number 2909-2
20.   f. 191v   Jesu that died on the rood for the love of me
A prayer to Jesus for mercy — one monorhyming quatrain
Number 424-2
21.   f. 191v   Almighty God in Trinity / Inwardly I thank Thee
An orison to the Trinity — four couplets
Number 3193-2
22.   f. 191v   Lord God all-wielding / I beteach today into Thy hand
A general morning prayer — in couplets
Number 3198-1
23.   f. 191v   Lord God Jesu Christ God Almighty / I thank Thee with all…
A Thanksgiving to Christ attributed to Rolle — forty-six lines in couplets
Number 2892-1
24.   f. 192   Jesu of whom all true love springs
A prayer of love to Jesus — one 8-line stanza (ababcbcb)
Number 2826-1
25.   ff. 211ra-211va   Jesu Christ Saint Mary son
A prayer to Jesus — twenty quatrains (abab)
Number 1280-4
26.   ff. 211vb-212rb   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / Lord to Thee I cry and call
A prayer to the Trinity — thirteen 8-line stanzas
Number 1391-1
27.   f. 212rb   For the meekness of Thy clean incarnation
A prayer to Jesus — thirteen roughly monorhyming lines
Number 6265-2
28.   Part III, f. 213   When Adam delve and Eve span spur if thou will speed
A warning of the transitoriness of life — six 6-line stanzas (aaaabb) with internal rhyme and an ‘I and E’ refrain
Number 671-12
29.   ff. 213v-218v   As that a great clerk shows in his books
The Lay Folk’s Catechism, by John de Gaytryge (or Gaysteke, Caterige, etc.), in alliterative unrhymed verse
Number 2806-1
30.   f. 213v   Jesu Christ have mercy on me
A Prayer to Jesus — three couplets
Number 2940-14
31.   ff. 219ra-219v   Jesu thy sweetness who so might it see
A Song of Love to Jesus — fourteen 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 5940-2
32.   ff. 222-222v   Thy joy be ilke a deal to serve thy god to pay
Richard Rolle, an exhortation to love Jesus — twelve monorhyming quatrains with medial rhyme.
Number 401-2
33.   f. 222v   All vanities forsake if thou his love will feel
A Warning against Worldly Vanities — fifteen monorhyming quatrains with medial rhyme
Number 4132-2
34.   ff. 231-233v   Of all mankind that he made that most if of might
‘Of Sayne Iohnne þe euangelist’ — nineteen 14-line stanza
Number 5398-69
35.   ff. 276v-277   The might of the Father Almighty
The Pricke of Conscience, sometimes attributed to Richard [Rolle of] Hampole
Number 1170-13
36.   ff. 279-279v   Earth out of earth is wonderly wrought
Erthe upon Erthe
Number 4171-14
37.   ff. 317-321v   Of herbs twenty-three
‘A tretys of diverse herbis’ especially Betony — in short couplets