The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
First as the earth increaseth populace
The Origin and Description of Heraldry — thirty-six rhyme royal
Title(s): The Origin and Description of Heraldry
1.Source: Oxford, Queen’s College 161
, ff. 110-113v
ffirst as þe erth incresith populus
So convalit vicis and
…My said lordis correct me deligent
To maidmenis or sey ye
Bowers, Robert Hood.
“The Middle Scotch Poem on Heraldry in Queen’s College MS
Modern Language Notes
51 (1936): 429-31: 429-31.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 6149
, ff. 151-155
FIrst as þe erth incresith populus
So convalit vicit &
…My said lordis correk me diligent
To maid menis or sey þe
Note: Preceded by six folios of heraldic illustrations (ff.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc.
e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 93-1021.