The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 516
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.77 (N Derbys or S Yorks).
Number 5718-1
1.   f. 16   This is the prophecy that they have in Wales
The fall of London, a political prophecy — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6370-1
2.   f. 22v   When lordship failleth
The Five Dogs of London — five quatrains each with a proverbial couplet heading, and concluding couplet
Number 3447-1
3.   f. 23   Masters taketh for no grief
Words of comfort from the dead to the living — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 5443-1
4.   ff. 24-25v   The prophet in his prophecy
Conuertimini in toto Corde vestro’ — nine l2-line stanzas (ababababbcbc) including refrain (rhyming c): ‘And turne to god with al thyn herte’
Number 1691-5
5.   ff. 25v-26   Hail be Thou Mary the mother of Christ
Ave regina celorum — six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), each with Latin final line
Number 560-14
6.   f. 27   Arise early / Serve god devoutly
Precepts in -ly; the texts show much variation — 16 lines in most witnesses, monorhyming
Number 1356-50
7.   ff. 27v-28v   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 5731-35
8.   ff. 28v-30   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 4329-1
9.   ff. 32-33   Our ship is launched from the ground
De Navi vel Puppe. A.D. 1458’, political verses on the State by a Lancastrian — two 4-line stanzas (aaab) plus burden (b): ‘Stere well the good shype God be our gyde’
Number 4853-4
10.   ff. 108-110   Sing I would but alas decedunt prospera grata
Macaronic verses lamenting the Evils of the Age, temp. Richard II — 236 lines in quatrains, alternately English and Latin lines
Number 2348-1
11.   f. 113v   If any man asketh who made this cry
A couplet on the rebellion of 1469
Number 6436-1
12.   f. 114   When the dead arisen and comen home
A political prophecy: wonders in England — one couplet preceding 6434 in one MS
Number 6434-21
13.   ff. 114-115v   When the cock in the north hath built his nest
The First Scottish Prophecy — in alliterative cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 6646-1
14.   f. 115v   Whoso will not afore ye yee thing on this manger
Nonsense rhymes — two couplets, preceded by three Latin and followed by two Latin lines
Number 2610-3
15.   ff. 116-116v   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 6299-20
16.   f. 118   When faith fails in priests saws
A ‘Prophecy’, attributed sometimes to Chaucer and sometimes to Merlin — six lines — four 8-line stanzas (same three rhymes throughout).
Number 3165-19
17.   f. 118   Long beard heartless / Painted hood witless
Tag made by the Scots in the reign of Edward III against the effeminate English, and affixed to the door of St. Peter’s Church at Stangate — four monorhyming lines
Number 1215-16
18.   f. 118   Ever is six the best chance of the dice
A political prophecy according to the throw of the dice — in couplets
Number 6709-16
19.   f. 193v   Wit hath wonder that reason ne tell can
Sensus miratur que racio dicere nescit’, etc., often ascribed to Reginald Pecock (see Babington (1860), 2.623) — two couplets
Number 4919-1
20.   ff. 194v-195v   Sithen the first that were here or may be
Description of the English naval victory over the French at Whitby Haven in 1451 — 120 lines in 8-line stanzas