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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Addit. 31042 [London Thornton Manuscript]
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.101 (‘Many of the texts are northern (probably NRY). Some have other linguistic ingredients, mainly far NE Midland in character. NME.’).
Number 3474-5
1.   ff. 3; ff. 32   Men yearnen gestes for to hear / And romance read in diverse manner
Cursor Mundi — in couplets
Number 2945-1
2.   f. 32   Jesu was of Mary born / For sinful man that was forlorn
A Dialogue between Christ and Man — 76 lines in couplets
Number 3124-12
3.   f. 33   Listeneth now I will you tell / Of mickle pity I may you spell
‘Northern Passion’
Number 2651-5
4.   ff. 50-66   In Tiberius time the true emperor
The alliterative Sege of Ierusalem — 1334 lines
Number 408-1
5.   f. 66v   All worthy men that loves to hear
The Sege of Melayne, a Charlemagne Romance — in 12-line stanzas
Number 3495-2
6.   f. 80   Might wisdom goodness of the Trinity / My naked soul…
Hymn to the Virgin Mary — twenty three 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘O florum flos O flos pulcherime
Number 3254-1
7.   f. 82   Lordings that been hende and free
Duke Rowlande and Sir Ottuell of Spayne — 133 12-line stanzas (aabaabccbccb)
Number 3388-6
8.   f. 94v   Man to reform thine exile and thy loss
‘Complaint þat Crist maketh of his Passioun’
Number 2481-6
9.   f. 94v   In Bethlehem that fair city
A Christmas carol — four quatrains each ending with a Latin line, and burden: ‘To blys God bryng vs al & sum / Christe redemptor omnium
Number 3424-2
10.   f. 94v   Mary mother come and see / Thy son is nailed on a tree
Song of the Passion — seven quatrains (aabb, aaaa) and burden: ‘Nowel el…’
Number 5731-16
11.   ff. 96-96v   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
Number 1356-21
12.   f. 97   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 6025-1
13.   f. 97v   To think it is a wonder thing
‘This werlde es tournede vp-so downe’ — four lines of a fragmentary song
Number 2452-2
14.   ff. 98-101v   In a morning of May when meadows should spring
The Quatrefoil of Love — forty 13-line stanzas
Number 1720-2
15.   f. 101v   Hail Holy Spirit and joy be unto Thee
A prayer to the guardian angel — thirteen couplets
Number 1618-1
16.   ff. 102-102v   God Thou have mercy of me
The Fifty-first Psalm — 134 alliterative lines, in twelve-line stanzas with two final lines
Number 6820-7
17.   f. 103   Ye folks all which have devocion
Interpretacio Misse
Number 5456-1
18.   f. 110v   The Rose it is the fairest flower
‘The Rose of Ryse’: a carol on Henry V and the Agincourt Campaign — three 6-line stanzas (aaaabb) and 4-line burden: ‘The rose es the fayreste flor of alle / That euermore wasse or euermore schall / The rose of ryse / Off all thies flourres the rose berys pryce’
Number 1419-1
19.   ff. 111-119v   For wind or rain for water or cold or heat
The Three Kings of Cologne, attributed to Lydgate — 859 lines in rhyme royal stanzas
Number 6159-3
20.   f. 120   Waste bringeth a kingdome in need
‘Þe Prouerbis of Salamon’ — 90 eight-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 923-1
21.   ff. 122va-123ra   By a forest as I gan walk
‘Merci Passith Riȝtwisnes’, a dialogue between a sinner and Mercy — twenty 8-line stanzas
Number 5577-2
22.   f. 123   There is no creator but one
‘Do Merci bifore thi Judement’ — eight twelve-line stanzas (ababababbcbc) with this refrain
Number 950-3
23.   f. 123v   By west under a wild wood side / In a land…
Mercy Passes all Things — sixteen 12-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Mercy passeth alle thinge’
Number 3231-5
24.   ff. 125-163   Lord thou king of glory
Richard Coer de Lion — 7262 lines in couplets
Number 429-1
25.   f. 163v   Almighty God in Trinity / That bought man
The Apocryphal History of the Infancy — in 12- and 8-line stanzas
Number 2611-1
26.   ff. 169-176v   In the month of May when mirths been fele
‘The Parlement of the thre Ages’ — 665 alliterative lines
Number 4918-1
27.   ff. 176v-181v   Sithen that Britain was bigged and Brutus it ought
Wynnere and Wastoure — in unrhyming alliterative verse