The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Every man in his degree
‘For few be trew to tryst vpon’ — eleven quatrains (aaab)
with this refrain, and burden: ‘In a blyssefull tyme that mane ys borne / That may
fynd frend to trust vpon’
Title(s): ‘For few be trew to tryst vpon’
Subjects: carols, satirical; satire
four-line, two-line —
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734)
, ff. 16v
Euery mane in hys degre
Cane say yf he avysyd be…
…þou send vs all a good endyng
for þou art trew to
Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth
23. London: Richards, 1847: 10-12.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 258-9; 1977, 229.