The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
There was a lady
‘A shoon’, a double-entendre riddle — 9 lines
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.75
, f. 63v
Ther was a ladie leaned her backe to a wall
He tokke vppe peticote
smokke & all…
…Yet he would not leave er so
But he did ease her & please
her befor he would goo
Note: ‘A shoon’ written to right. Formerly on a flyleaf of
Formerly on a flyleaf of Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.76.
Person, Henry Axel.
Cambridge Middle English Lyrics.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 53.