The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Brogyntyn ii.1 [olim Porkington 10]
Number 2383-2
1.   f. 2   If Saint Pauls day be fair and clear
Prognostics for weather from St. Paul’s Day — four couplets
Number 3110-2
2.   f. 12   Listeneth lordings a little stound
Syre Gawene and the Carle of Carelyle — in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Number 3292-1
3.   ff. 53-56   Lovely lordings ladies like
A dialogue with a bird (? the human soul) — twenty-two 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Number 3073-1
4.   ff. 56v-59v   Lief listeneth to me
The Ten Wives Tales — twenty 6-line stanzas
Number 3202-2
5.   f. 59v   Lord how I shall me complain
A burlesque love song — eight 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘When I sleep I may not wake’
Number 604-2
6.   ff. 61-63   As I gan wander in my walking / Besides an holt…
The Hours of Man’s Life — ten 8-line stanzas with the refrain: ‘þis worlde is but a vanyte’
Number 5256-1
7.   f. 63v   The Father of pity and most of misericord
A translation of the Visio Fulberti — eighty-nine stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1170-12
8.   f. 79v   Earth out of earth is wonderly wrought
Erthe upon Erthe
Number 3160-1
9.   f. 79v   Lo worldly folks though this process of death / Be not sweet…
An admonition to prepare for death — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 922-2
10.   f. 81v   By a forest as I gan fare
The Mourning of the Hunted Hare — 76 lines in quatrains
Number 2758-9
11.   f. 83v   It was a knight beyond the sea / That rich man was wont to be
The Virgin Mary comes to the Devil instead of his Victim, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 5160-8
12.   f. 86v   That may ye by Saint Martin see
Saints Martin, Anthony, and Machary: exempla in the Northern Homily Cycle
Number 4137-1
13.   ff. 87v-89v   Of all the birds that ever yet were
Ave regina celorum’ — seven 12-line stanzas
Number 781-1
14.   f. 130   Be true and hold that thee have hight
To his mistress — four 8-line stanzas with refrain
Number 29-1
15.   f. 130v   A dear God have I deserved this / This dear destiny to dread
To his mistress — seven 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘That ons was leffe lette neuer be lothe’
Number 5304-1
16.   f. 135v   The good wife would a pilgrimage
A Good Wife’s Counsels to her Daughter — fourteen stanzas (aaaabb) with
an ‘O and I’ refrain
Number 1599-5
17.   f. 139   God that died for us all
‘The Frere and the Boy’ or ‘The Chylde and hes Stepdame’ — in 6-line stanzas
Number 626-1
18.   f. 150   As I stood in a royal hall
Ever say Well or hold Thee Still — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 2058-1
19.   f. 154   Honour with all manner of hail
Epistle to a Lady — twelve couplets
Number 1801-1
20.   f. 154v   Have all my heart and be in peace
To his mistress — four 8-line stanzas with refrain
Number 593-1
21.   f. 155v   As I came by a forest side
‘Do for þi selfe wyle þat þu art here’ — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 560-11
22.   f. 187v   Arise early / Serve god devoutly
Precepts in -ly; the texts show much variation — 16 lines in most witnesses, monorhyming
Number 61-1
23.   ff. 187v-188v   A hart harboreth
A list of proper terms
Number 6434-19
24.   ff. 192-193v   When the cock in the north hath built his nest
The First Scottish Prophecy — in alliterative cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 5712-2
25.   f. 195   This is my song in my old age
A song of Old Age with the burden, ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — nine twelve-line stanzas
Number 1108-9
26.   f. 198   Deceit deceiveth and shall be deceived
A single stanza (Bk. II, lines 4432-8) from Lydgate’s Fall of Princes (1904) — rhyme royal.
Number 298-1
27.   f. 198   And by a chapel as I came
How Our Lord and the apostles said Mass — a song of four quatrains and burden: ‘Mery hyt ys in may mornyng / Mery wayys for to gone’
Number 2944-2
28.   ff. 198v-199v   Jesu was born in Bethlehem Iudea / Of maid Mary thus find we
A carol for Epiphany — eleven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘The sterre hym schon bothe nyght & day / To lede thre kynges ther our lord lay’
Number 6386-1
29.   ff. 200-200v   When nothing was but God alone
On the Power of God’s Word — nine 3-line stanzas (aaa) and burden: ‘Why why what ys this why / Hit ys non nodyre sekurely / But werttus wereby domini
Number 5-3
30.   ff. 201-202   A babe is born our bliss to bring
A dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Child — eleven quatrains (aaab) plus burden (cc): ‘Now synge we with angelis / Gloria in excelsis
Number 5219-1
31.   f. 202   The boars head in hand I bring
A Boar’s Head carol — eight quatrains (aab) and burden: ‘Hey hey hey hey / The borrys hede is armyd gay’
Number 923-2
32.   ff. 203-207v   By a forest as I gan walk
‘Merci Passith Riȝtwisnes’, a dialogue between a sinner and Mercy — twenty 8-line stanzas
Number 3117.5-3
33.   f. 207v   Listeneth lordings I you pray
How a merchande dyd hys wyfe betray or A penniworth of witte — in couplets