The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
In a chamber as I stood
‘Seruice is noon heritage’ — nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
with this refrain
The same refrain occurs also in 2407
Title(s): Seruice is noon heritage
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 36 (SC 14530)
, ff. 2-2v
In a Chambre as I stode
There lordys were and baronis
…lesyth þer seruice wondyr lye
ffor seruice is noon
Note: 7 stanzas.
Sandison, Helen Estabrook.
The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English.
Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 119-20.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1
, ff. 91-92v
In a chambre as I stode
Þere lordes were & barons
…for þis avaunte I dare wele make
his service is gud
Written as if it follows lines 1-12 of 631
Attributed Title: Serves is no heritage (added by later hand, top of f. 91)
The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS
Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English,