The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
London, British Library Addit. 29729
Number 5129-1
1.   f. 2   That every man in his degree
‘A pece of ye battayll of the psalms, from Master Blomfeld’s Boke’
Number 1072-2
2.   ff. 3-4v   Considering effectually the great diversity
The difficulty of choosing a profession in religion — twenty-one
8-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘Allas quid eligam ignoro
Number 4942-1
3.   ff. 4v-5   So noble medicine ne so sovereign
(?)John Lydgate, ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome’ — one 8-line stanza and five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3705-1
4.   ff. 6-6v   Not dreamed I in the mount of Parnassus
Burgh’s poem in praise of Lydgate — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4346-3
5.   ff. 6v-7   Pass forth thou pilgrim and bridle well thy beast
‘Balade moral of gode counseyle’ (ascribed in one MS to Gower) — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4004-1
6.   ff. 7-8   O mortal man mazed with pomp and pride
‘Remember man thow art but wormes mete’ — eight stanzas rhyme royal with refrain
Number 3524-2
7.   ff. 8-9   Miseremini mei ye that been my friends
The lamentation of the soul of Edward IV, attributed to Skelton — in 12-line stanzas (ababcdcdefef) with refrain, ‘Ecce nunc in puluere dormio
Number 797-1
8.   ff. 9v-10   Behold and see this glorious figure
John Lydgate, Balade of the Image of Our Lady — five 8-line stanzas
Number 359-5
9.   ff. 10-10v   All righeousness doth now proceed
John Lydgate, ‘Rammeshorne’ — seven 8-line stanzas including refrain, ‘As ryȝth as a rams horne’ or ‘A resoun of the Rammeshorne’
Number 3843-4
10.   ff. 11-16   O blessed Lord my Lord O Christ Jesu
Lydgate’s ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’ — forty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 6697-3
11.   f. 16   Wine of nature properties hath nine
On the properties of wine — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
Number 6276-17
12.   ff. 17-83   When bright Phoebus passed was the Ram
John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes — 4716 lines in couplets
Number 3554-4
13.   ff. 84-86   Most noble prince of Christian princes all
To King Henry VI on his Coronation, by Lydgate — eighteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including 3-stanza Envoy
Number 5365-2
14.   ff. 87-120   The labors and the most marvelous works
The Court of Sapience
Number 4080-18
15.   ff. 122-123   O thoughtful heart plunged in distress
Life of Our Lady
Number 951-1
16.   ff. 123-124   By wit of man all thing that is contrived
John Lydgate, ‘A song of Iust Mesure’ — in 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Nothyng commendyd but it in measure be’
Number 1160-2
17.   ff. 124v-126   Each man followeth his own fantasy
John Lydgate, ‘Amor et Pecunia’ — seventeen 8-line stanzas
Number 2503-4
18.   ff. 126-126v   In four points my will is ere I hence depart
The Testament of one about to die — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4051-3
19.   ff. 126v-127v   O soothfast sun of all brightness
Lydgate’s paraphrase of the Eight Verses of St. Bernard — in nine or eleven 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 5575-2
20.   ff. 127v-129v   There is full little sickerness
?John Lydgate, ‘That now is hay þat sumtyme was grasse’, possibly by Lydgate — seventeen eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy, with this refrain
Number 4102-2
21.   ff. 129v-130   O wretched sinner whatsoever you be
John Lydgate, ‘On the Image of Pity’ — five 8-line stanzas
Number 4800-2
22.   ff. 130-130v   See much say little and learn to suffer in time
Proverbs ascribed to R. Stokys (by MacCracken to Lydgate) — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1713-3
23.   ff. 130v-131   Hail glorious Virgin ground of all our grace
A hymn on the Five Joys, ascribed to an anchoress of Maunsfeld by Shirley (1713-1, Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943)) and to Lydgate by Stow (1713-3, London, British Library Addit. 29729) — five 8-line stanzas
Number 6132-10
24.   ff. 131-131v   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
‘Why artow froward sith I am mercyable?’ (Lydgate)
Number 5410-1
25.   ff. 131v-132   The more I go the further I am behind
Tyed with a Line
Number 5559-2
26.   f. 132r1   There been four things that make a man a fool
Four things that make a man a fool — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5558-3
27.   f. 132r2   There been four things causing great folly
Four things that make man a fool — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 2371-2
28.   f. 132v1   If it befall that God thee list visit
Balade de bone counseyle — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 3553-2
29.   ff. 132v2-134   Most mighty lord Jupiter the Great
A Mumming for the Mercers of London, by Lydgate — fifteen rhyme royal stanzas
Number 5187-2
30.   ff. 134-135v   That worthy David which that slew Goliath
John Lydgate, a Mumming for the Goldsmiths of London — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 747-2
31.   ff. 135v-136v   Bachus which is god of the glad vine
John Lydgate, A Mumming at Eltham — twelve stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy and alternating refrains: ‘Pees with your leges plente and gladness’ and ‘Ay by encresse Ioye gladness of harte’
Number 3557-2
32.   ff. 137-140   Most noble prince with support of your grace
A Mumming at Hertford, c. A.D. 1428, by Lydgate — 254 lines in couplets
Number 3149-2
33.   ff. 140-144   Lo here this lady that ye may see
A Mumming at London, by Lydgate — 342 lines in couplets
Number 3555-2
34.   f. 144-145v   Most noble prince of Christian princes all
A Mumming at Windsor, by Lydgate — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5693-3
35.   ff. 145v-146v   This hardy fool this bird victorious
John Lydgate, Balade on a New Year’s Gift of an Eagle presented to King Henry VI in 1428 — eleven stanzas rhyme royal and Envoy
Number 4271-4
36.   ff. 146v-149v   On holy hills which beth of great renown
John Lydgate, ‘Gloriosa Dicta sunt de Te’ (The Virgin Mary likened to the New Jerusalem) — twenty-nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 1070-4
37.   ff. 149v-151v   Consider well with every circumstance
‘A wikked tong wol alway deme amis’
Number 3080-3
38.   ff. 151v-154   Lift up the eyes of your advertence
John Lydgate, ‘Thoroughfare of Woe’ — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including envoy and refrain, ‘Howe þis worlde is a thorughfare ful of woo’
Number 5792-5
39.   ff. 154-155   This world is full of stableness
John Lydgate, ‘Riȝt as the crabbe goth forward’ — seven eight-line stanzas with this refrain (Envoy included)
Number 4769-3
40.   ff. 155-157   Saint Valentine of custom year by year
John Lydgate, ‘Valentine to Our Lady’ — twenty stanzas rhyme royal, including 2-stanza envoy
Number 1452-2
41.   ff. 157-157v   Fresh lusty beauty joined with gentleness
John Lydgate, ‘A Balade of her that hath all virtues’, written for ‘Sir Othes of Holand’ — seven rhyme royal stanzas including Envoy
Number 5913-3
42.   ff. 157v-160   Through glad aspects of the god Cupid
John Lydgate, on the Duke of Gloucester’s approaching marriage to Jacqueline of Hainault — twenty-seven stanzas rhyme royal and eight-line Envoy
Number 283-2
43.   ff. 160-161   Alas I woeful creature
John Lydgate, ‘A Gentlewoman’s Lament’ — seven 8-line stanzas
Number 2525-3
44.   ff. 161-166   In June when Titan was in the Crabs head
John Lydgate, ‘A Sayenge of the Nyghtyngale’ — fifty-four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5697-3
45.   ff. 166-168v   This high feast for to magnify
John Lydgate, ‘Procession of Corpus Christi’ — twenty-eight eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 813-2
46.   ff. 169-169v   Behold this great Prince Edward the Second
John Lydgate, ‘Of the Sodein Fal of Princes in oure Dayes’ — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1904-17
47.   ff. 169v-170v   He that whilom did his diligence
Fall of Princes
Number 720-5
48.   f. 170v-177v   At the reverence of Saint Margaret / My purpose is
John Lydgate, Life of St Margaret — seventy-seven stanzas rhyme royal including an eleven-stanza prologue and three-stanza Envoy
Number 4115-1
49.   ff. 177v-179   O ye my lords when ye behold
‘Kalundare of John Shirley which he sett in ye biginninge of his booke’
Number 3937-5
50.   ff. 179v-183   O how wholesome and glad is the memory
John Lydgate, ‘Testament’, in five sections—sections 1, 3, and 5 in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc); sections 2 and 4 in rhyme royal
Number 5964-2
51.   ff. 184-186v   To all folks virtuous
Reson and Sensuallyte, attributed to Lydgate, freely translated from Les Echecs amoureux (lines 1-4873) — 7042 lines in couplets
Number 3843-5
52.   ff. 287-288   O blessed Lord my Lord O Christ Jesu
Lydgate’s ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’ — forty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 4490-2
53.   f. 288v   Right as poverty causeth soberness
On the Evils of Prosperity — eight lines
Number 1418-12
54.   f. 288v2   For why that God is inwardly the wit / Of man
‘Cato Major’