The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 7770; Grid 387 243 (Worcs).
Number 2460-2
1.   ff. 1-97v   In a summer season when soft was the sun
William Langland, Vision of Piers Plowman, the ‘C’ text
Number 1159-1
2.   ff. 98-99v   Each man beware that beareth a state
‘Man knowe thyself loue god & drede’ — twenty-one 8-line stanzas
Number 2483-1
3.   ff. 99v-100   In blossomed busk I bode ’bout
‘Mede & muche thank’ (A dialogue between a soldier and a courtier) — 11 eight-line stanzas
Number 1344-1
4.   ff. 100-101v   For dread oft my lips I steek
‘Treuth, reste and pes’ — twenty-one 8-line stanzas
Number 682-1
5.   ff. 101v-103v   As the sea doth ebb and flow / So fareth the world
‘Lerne say wele say litel or say noȝt’ — thirty-one 8-line stanzas
Number 3342-1
6.   ff. 103v-104   Man beware of wicked counsel / He will thee lead…
‘Wyt & Wylle’ — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 3041-1
7.   ff. 104-104v   Learn bodily to live
Do Evil and Be Feared, satirical injunctions on the evil life — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 3397-1
8.   f. 104v   Mans soul is subtle and quaint
‘Man know þy self and lerne to dye’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 3351-1
9.   ff. 105v-106   Man have it in thy thought / Of what matter thou maked is
‘A good makyng of iour delaye’ — thirteen 8-line stanzas
Number 5699-1
10.   ff. 106v-108   This holy time make thou clean
‘With god of loue & pes ȝe trete’ — twenty-four eight-line stanzas with this refrain
Number 3401-1
11.   f. 108   Many man is loath to hear
‘A good steryng to heuenward’ — fifteen 14-line stanzas
Number 1514-1
12.   f. 109v   Glad in God this solemn fest
‘God & man ben made atte on’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 1513-1
13.   ff. 110v-111v   Glad in God call home your heart
‘God kepe oure kyng and saue the croun’ &c. [=Henry V] — nineteen 8-line stanzas
Number 6268-1
14.   ff. 111v-113   When all a kingdom gathered is
Exhortation to the rulers of England — twenty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 5330-1
15.   ff. 113-114   The higher degree the more wise [The herrere degre þe more wys]
‘Man bewarre er the be woo’
Number 6505-1
16.   f. 114   Whereof is made all mankind
The State compared to man’s body — nineteen 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 3175-1
17.   ff. 115-116   Look how Flanders doth fare with his follyhead
The follies of the duke of Burgundy — nine 14-line stanzas (ababababccdddc)
Number 5146-1
18.   ff. 116-117v   That ilk man will learn well
‘Loue þat god loueth’ — twenty-five 8-line stanzas
Number 6577-1
19.   f. 117v   Who that will know condition
‘The declaryng of religioun’ — twenty-four 8-line stanzas
Number 2547-1
20.   ff. 119v-120   In my conscience I find / And in my soul I hear & see
God’s Appeal to Man — fourteen 8-line stanzas
Number 5498-1
21.   ff. 120-121v   The text of Holy Writ men sayen
The Complaint of Man’s Flesh against Christ — twenty-seven 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 4387-1
22.   ff. 121v-123   Poor of spirit blessed be
‘A lernyng to good leuynge’ (the Sermon on the Mount) — twenty 8-line stanzas
Number 5634-1
23.   ff. 123-123v   Think heartily in thy thought
‘Knowe thy self & thy god’ — nine eight-line stanzas
Number 2314-1
24.   f. 123v-124v   I will be mended if I say miss
‘Of the sacrament of the Altere’ — sixteen 8-line stanzas
Number 431-1
25.   ff. 124v-127v   Almighty God Lord me spare
The Lessons of the Dirige — fifty-two 8-line stanzas
Number 3207-2
26.   ff. 128-136   Lord in Thine anger up take me not / And in Thy wrath blame thou not me
Maydestone’s version of the Penitential Psalms — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 605-1
27.   ff. 136-139v   As I lay in a winters night / In a darkening before the day
‘þe disputisoun betwen þe bodi and þe soule’ — 61 to 74 eight-line stanzas (abababab) sometimes written as quatrains with medial rhyme