The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
If that thou list for to intend / Of this book to hear legend
‘Þe Prologue of þe kalundare of þis litell booke’:
John Shirley’s metrical index to his volume of poems — 104 lines in
Author(s): John Shirley
Title(s): Þe Prologue of þe kalundare of þis litell booke
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165
, ff. 2-3v
If þat you list for to entende
Of þis booke to here
…And euery womman of hir loue
Prey I to god þat
Follows on from 1403
break. Explicit followed by four lines of Latin ending prologus per Shirley (f.
Attributed Author: Prologus per Shirley (f. 3v)
Attributed Title: þe prologe of þe Kalundere of þis litell booke (f.
Halle: E. Karrus, 1904: 63.
The Chaucer Tradition.
Copenhagen, 1925; repr. Oxford: Clarendon, 1967: 453.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott.
English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey.
Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 194-6.