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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798)
Number 3843-1
1.   ff. 1-8   O blessed Lord my Lord O Christ Jesu
Lydgate’s ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’ — forty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 1816-1
2.   ff. 8-11v   Having a conceit in my simple wit
John Lydgate, ‘De Profundis’ — twenty-one 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including envoy
Number 3388-1
3.   ff. 12-14v   Man to reform thine exile and thy loss
‘Complaint þat Crist maketh of his Passioun’
Number 6132-2
4.   ff. 14v-15v   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
‘Why artow froward sith I am mercyable?’ (Lydgate)
Number 1165-1
5.   ff. 15v-17   Early on morrow and toward night also
‘A tretys of Crystys Passyoun’ (verses on a picture of the Crucifixion) — seven 8-line stanzas including ‘Verba compilatoris’ (last stanza)
Number 4431-2
6.   ff. 17-19   Queen of heaven of hell eke empress
John Lydgate, Verses On the Five Joys addressed to the Virgin Mary — seven 8-line stanzas(ababbcbc) and an Envoy of 28 lines (3 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc and four-line verba compilatoris, abba)
Number 1520-1
7.   ff. 19-21   Glorious Edmund king of East England
John Lydgate, A prayer to St. Edmund — twelve 8-line stanzas
Number 4470-1
8.   ff. 21-22   Rest and refuge to folk disconsolate
John Lydgate, a prayer to St. Leonard — five 8-line (ababbcbc) and one 6-line (aabbcc) stanzas with a ‘distresse’ refrain
Number 3851-1
9.   ff. 22v-23   O blessed Robert innocent and virgin
Lydgate’s prayer to St. Robert of Bury — five 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 873-1
10.   f. 23v   Blessed Thomas rubified with blood
A prayer to St Thomas of Canterbury, attributed to Lydgate — two 8-line stanzas
Number 3992-1
11.   f. 24   O Michael by grace of Christ Jesu
?John Lydgate, ‘A prayere to seynt Michaell’ — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
Number 865-1
12.   f. 24   Blessed Gabriel which broughtest first tiding
A prayer to Gabriel (by Lydgate?) — one 8-line stanza
Number 863-1
13.   ff. 24v-27   Blessed Denis of Athens chief son
John Lydgate, ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’ — twelve 8-line stanzas, with two varying refrains, ‘haue…memorye’ and ‘marter and virgyne’
Number 4051-1
14.   ff. 27-29v   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 4057-1
15.   ff. 29v-30v   O star of Jacob glory of Israel
John Lydgate, ‘To Mary the Star of Jacob’, an orison to the Virgin Mary of the Five Joys — seven stanzas rhyme royal with refrain, ‘Aue maria
Number 6820-2
16.   ff. 30v-31v   Ye folks all which have devocion
Interpretacio Misse
Number 1552-1
17.   ff. 31v-33   God departeth His gifts diversely
Benedictus deus in donis suis’, by Lydgate — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 4129-1
18.   ff. 33v-41v   Of Agamemnon under the large empire born in Athens
John Lydgate, ‘Life of St. Giles’, including a prayer to that saint and envoy — forty-six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Number 3036-1
19.   ff. 42-52v   Laud of our Lord up to the heaven is raised
John Lydgate, The Miracles of St. Edmund — one opening rhyme royal, and fifty-seven 8-line stanzas
Number 4169-2
20.   ff. 53-54v   Of God and kind proceedeth all beauty
John Lydgate, ‘A dyte of womenhis hornys’ — ten 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including four-stanza envoy
Number 45-1
21.   ff. 54v-56   A forward knave plainly to describe
John Lydgate, ‘A Satyrical Ballad against Jack Hare’ — ten 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Whiche of a bolle can pluk out the lyneng’
Number 5428-3
22.   ff. 56-60   The order of fools full yore agone begun
John Lydgate, The Order of Fools — twenty-two 8-line stanzas
Number 1356-8
23.   ff. 60-62   For health of body cover for cold thine head
John Lydgate, ‘Dietary’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Number 6586-1
24.   ff. 62-62v   Who will be whole and keep him from sickness
John Lydgate, ‘A Doctryne for Pestilence’ — three 8-line stanzas followed without a break by 1356 except in U. S. National Library of Medicine MS E 4.
Number 3588-1
25.   ff. 62v-65   My dear child first thy self enable / With all thine heart…
Stans Puer ad Mensam, ascribed to Lydgate — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal, with Envoy
Number 1464-1
26.   ff. 65-78   From Christs birth complete nine hundred year
John Lydgate, Guy of Warwick — 592 lines in 8-line stanzas
Number 6561-1
27.   ff. 78-81   Who shall give unto mine head a well
John Lydgate, ‘A lamentacioun of our lady Maria’ — in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with varying refrain
Number 729-1
28.   ff. 81-87   Atwix dread and trembling reverence
John Lydgate, Exposition of the Pater Noster — forty-two 8-line stanzas, including envoy
Number 6819-2
29.   ff. 87v-88   Ye devout people which have observance
John Lydgate, On Kissing at ‘Verbum caro factum est’ — four 8-line stanzas
Number 3937-1
30.   ff. 88-105   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 5-1
31.   f. 105v   A babe is born our bliss to bring
A dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Child — eleven quatrains (aaab) plus burden (cc): ‘Now synge we with angelis / Gloria in excelsis