The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Religious people lieven in holiness
On the Evils of the Age — seven 7-line stanzas (ababbcc) with
Subjects: evils of the age; impossibilities
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. b.4
, f. 1v
[R]eligious pepille leuyn in holynesse
ermabli with owte
…Ner the wisdomes all we were in þe mire
stablenesse of suche as were a tire
“Notes and News.”
Bodleian Quarterly Record
3 (1920-22): 219-24: 220 (first stanza only).
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“The World Upside Down: A Middle English Amphibole.”
72 (1954): 385-9: 386-7.
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries.
New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 150-2.