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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 189 (SC 6777)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 5171; Grid 343 125 (Somerset).
Number 999-1
1.   ff. 104-104v   Christ made man in this manner of wise
Quid ultra debuit facere’ — nine quatrains (aaaa) and burden: ‘Quid vltra debuit facere / That lorde that dyed for the & me’
Number 4451-1
2.   ff. 104v-105   Regem regum a maid hath born
A macaronic song of the Nativity — seven quatrains (aaab)
Number 1279-1
3.   f. 105   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / Great God in Trinity
Salvum me fac Domine’ — six quatrains with this refrain
Number 5082-1
4.   f. 105v   Sweet lady now iwis
Alma redemptoris mater’ — twelve three-line stanzas
Number 1278-1
5.   f. 105v   Father and Son and Holy Ghost / Great God in Trinity
Parce michi Domine’ — six quatrains with this refrain
Number 5729.5-1
6.   ff. 106v-107   This maiden hight Mary she was full mild
The Lullaby of the Virgin Mary to her Child — four eight-line stanzas (aabbcddc) and a four-line ‘Lullay’ burden: ‘Thys yonder nyȝth y sawe a syȝte / A sterre as bryȝt as ony daye / And euer amonge a maidene songe / By by lully lullaye’
Number 4774-1
7.   f. 107   Saluator mundi domine
A macaronic Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Alleluya Alleluya deo patri sit gloria
Number 4254-1
8.   ff. 107v-108v   Omnipotentem semper adorant
An aureate macaronic song of praise to the Lord of Creation — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 6769-3
9.   f. 109   Witteth now all that been here
The ‘Short Charter of Christ’ — couplets
Number 5851-1
10.   f. 109   Thou sinful man of reason that walkest here up and down
A lament of the Virgin Mary — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1604-1
11.   f. 110   God that is mightful / Speed all rightful
A simple prayer in monorhyming lines; length varies
Number 3245-2
12.   f. 210   Lordings I warn you all before / if that day that Christ
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls.
Number 5154-1
13.   f. 213   That man is best in mind
‘Certeyn rewles’ to ascertain a trustworthy man — thirteen lines, where a prose tract breaks into rhyme
Number 3247-1
14.   ff. 213v; ff. 218-218v; ff. 212-212v; ff. 214-215v   Lordings less and more / listeneth all to my lore
Storia Lune