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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 7578
Number 5845-32
1.   f. 1   Thou shalt love God with heart entire
The Ten Commandments — ten quatrains; usually occurring in the Speculum Christiani (Secunda Tabula), sometimes occurring separately
Number 5967-1
2.   ff. 2-3v   To call them which have no suffisance
A Prologue to ‘Summum Sapientie’ [see 5502] found in one MS only — eighteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5502-3
3.   ff. 3v-13   The time approacheth of necessity
Sayings of Old Philosophers (or ‘Liber Prouerbium’ or ‘Summum Sapientie’) — 116 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4375-8
4.   ff. 13v-14v   Pity that I have sought so yore ago
‘The Compleynt unto Pite’
Number 404-1
5.   f. 15r1   All wholy yours withouten others part
‘Complaint to my mortal foe’ — four 8-line stanzas
Number 2739-1
6.   ff. 15r2-15v   It is no right all other lusts to lose
‘Balade by Chaucer’ on swiving — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4170-1
7.   ff. 15v-16   Of greater cause may no wight him complain
‘Complaint to my Lodesterre’, once thought to be by Chaucer — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 896-1
8.   ff. 16-17   Burgess thou has so blown at the coal
Warning against lechery — seven 8-line stanzas
Number 5277-8
9.   f. 17r1   The first stock father of gentilesse
Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘Gentilesse’ — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4990-10
10.   ff. 17r2-17v   Some time this world was so steadfast and stable
Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘Lak of Stedfastnesse’ — four stanzas rhyme royal, including one-stanza Envoy
Number 3312-3
11.   f. 17v1   Madame for your newfangleness
‘Against Women Inconstant’ (?Chaucer)
Number 5793-3
12.   ff. 17v2-18v   This world is full of variance
John Lydgate, ‘Beware of Doublenesse’ — thirteen eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with Envoy, each ending with the word, ‘Doublenesse’, plus one 8-line Latin stanza after envoy
Number 3563-5
13.   ff. 19-19v   Most sovereign lord O blissful christ Jesu / From our enemies
John Lydgate, ‘A Prayer for King Henry VI and his Queen and the People’ — eight stanzas rhyme royal, and an Envoy of four stanzas
Number 1108-6
14.   f. 20r1   Deceit deceiveth and shall be deceived
A single stanza (Bk. II, lines 4432-8) from Lydgate’s Fall of Princes (1904) — rhyme royal.
Number 6798-6
15.   f. 20r2   Worship women wine and unwieldy age
Four things that make a man fall from Reason, perhaps by Lydgate — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 6251-2
16.   f. 20r3   What shall these clothes thus many fold
Two proverbial riddles with questions and answers, sometimes attributed to Chaucer — four couplets
Number 5534-5
17.   f. 20r4   The world so wide the air so remevable
A single stanza rhyme royal, occurring separately and in combinations
Number 5411-6
18.   f. 20r5   The more I go the farther I am behind
The first stanza (ababbcc) of ‘Tyed with a Line’ (5410), standing alone or directly following 5534.
Number 414-11
19.   f. 20v   Almighty and merciable Queen / To whom all the world
ABC hymn to the Virgin
Number 4825-1
20.   ff. 85-86v   She is gentle and also wise
On the beauty of his mistress — six 3-line stanzas (including refrain, ‘Þat ever I saw’) and burden: ‘My lady is a prety on / A prety prety prety on / My lady is a prety on / As ever I saw’
Number 3552-1
21.   ff. 86v-89   Most mightful mirror of high magnificence
Praise of the Virgin Mary, with refrain, ‘Aue domyna sancta maryia’ — twenty-eight lines
Number 5621-1
22.   ff. 100v-102v   These women all
Satire on woman’s inconstancy — five six-line stanzas with disclaiming refrain: ‘But I will nott say so’
Number 2101-1
23.   f. 105v   I am a woman I may be bold
A wanton’s desires — five couplets and a 10-line heading, abbreviated in repetition as pseudo-burden