The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 223
All thing in kind desireth thing I-like
John Lydgate, ‘Rime without Accord’ or ‘On the Inconsistency of Men’s Actions’ — usually eleven 8-line stanzas with refrain
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 114.5.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Rime without Accord’
Subjects: evils of the time; lust
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 26-27
First Lines:
All thyng in kynde desirith thyng Ilike
But the contrary hatis euery thyng…
Last Lines:
…And bryng vs al to thyn enheritaunce
with thi precious bloode as thow vs bought
Note: Eleven stanzas.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 2.55-8.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 792-4.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 171
First Lines:
All thyng in kynde desirith thyng I like…
Note: Eight stanzas.
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.195-6.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 79-79v
First Lines:
Thingis in kynd desyris thingis lyke
Bot discontrair haitis Every thing…
Last Lines:
…a wantoun hird and a weill rewlit flok
It may weill ryme bot it accordis nocht
Note: Stanzas 1-5, 8 in disarranged order, plus two more stanzas.
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 217-19.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.199-201.

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 11984. The Knightly tale of Golagros and Gawane, Chepman and Myllar, 1508 , sigs. d.5-d.6
First Lines:
THingis in kynde desyris thingis lyke
Bot discontrair hatis ewiry thing…
Last Lines:
…A wantounne hird & a wele reulit flok
It may wele ryme bot it accordis nought
Note: Eight stanzas, following 2629.
Beattie, William. “Introduction.” The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Nine Tracts from the First Scottish Press, Edinburgh, 1508 Followed by the Two other Tracts in the same Volume in the National Library of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950: 49-51.
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786.
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Life and Death of King James I of Scotland. Maitland Club 42. Edinburgh, 1837: 111-13.