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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 395
Number 3392-1
1.   f. 119   Man with good advertisement
Forget not the poor, a macaronic introduction to 583 — two couplets
Number 583-1
2.   ff. 119-119v   As Holy Church teacheth thee thine alms hide and lay
On the duty of Almsgiving — seven quatrains
Number 6675-1
3.   f. 119v   Why sittest thou so singing thinkest thou nothing
Verses reminding reader to remember the Pains of Purgatory — six stanzas of four monorhyming lines plus monorhyming refrain of increasing length, each ending ‘Thou schalt aby / This worlde defygh’ and burden: ‘Peas I hier a voyce saith man thou shalt dye / Remembre the paynes of purgatorie’
Number 6724-2
4.   ff. 120-120v   With favor in her face far passing my Reason
A lament of the Virgin Mary over her Son — four 9-line stanzas (aaaabbbcc) with refrain ‘Who can not wepe come lerne of me’ and a 4-line burden: ‘Sodenly afraide / Half wakyng half slepyng / And gretly dismayde / A wooman sate weepyng’
Number 6678-1
5.   f. 138   Why was I crowned and made heaven queen
Stanza eleven of 2461 occuring separately