The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
If it befall that God thee list visit
Balade de bone counseyle — one stanza rhyme royal
Title(s): Balade de bone counseyle
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600)
, p. 48
Yif hit befalle þat god þes list visyte
With any tourment
…Make þy defence and þou shalt haue no losse
Remembrasunce of Cryst and of his crosse
Attributed Title: Balade de bone counseyle (p. 48)
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 710.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729
, f. 132v1
If it befalle that god the lyst visyte
with ony tourment or
…make thy defence and thou shalt haave no losse
of christ and of his crosse finis
Attributed Title: ‘balade de bone counseyle’ (f. 132v), by scribe,
The Chaucer Tradition.
Copenhagen, 1925; repr. Oxford: Clarendon, 1967: 251-2.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers
addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of
Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere
[Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561
The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper.
London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.552.
Skeat, Walter William,
The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 7.297.