The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
If on the rocks of Scylla and Charybdis I do chance
To his mistress — three long couplets
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College B.12 (34)
, pastedown on back cover
Yf on the Rockes of Scilla and caribdis I doe chaunce
shall not shewer prevaile thoughe sauegarde she aduaunce…
…What shall I saye I wilbe thyng as thow arte myne allweye
attroppos doe breke my threede I will thee not denaye
Note: Added by a late sixteenth- or seventeenth-century hand. Also on this
pastedown, ‘Remember god wyth harte and mynde’ I Baynorde’
added by a different, earlier hand, probably a sixteenth-century owner; also
‘Nicolas helyfex’ and ‘Ricardus
James, Montague Rhodes.
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St.
John’s College, Cambridge.
Cambridge: at the UP, 1913: 47.