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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8
Number 6419-2
1.   f. 6vb   When that I vow
Two proverbial couplets, translating, ‘Cum procor, est aurum cirothecis…’
Number 4845-1
2.   f. 9vb   Sin is on my breast
The lament of a nun in love with a priest, in a Latin treatise Si vis ad vitam ingredi, serva mandata — one couplet
Number 1360-1
3.   f. 42   For I am doughty of deed who so will me know
On boasting about deeds, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
Number 5350-1
4.   f. 43v   The joy of our heart is away I-went
Sinners’ lament at the end of the sermon, Apprehende arma et scutum — two couplets
Number 5349-3
5.   f. 51v   The joy of our heart is ago
A single quatrain occurring in a sermon, Redde racionem villicacionis tue, preached by Wimbledon, translating Deficit gaudium cordis nostri…from Lamentations 5 — four monorhyming lines
Number 2340-1
6.   f. 51v   I-blessed be God over all thing
Rejoice in God’s Mercy — two couplets translating the portion of the psalm ‘Benedictus deus qui non amouit orationem meam’, which precedes it
Number 6216-1
7.   f. 52   Wellaway that I was born
The lament of a damned soul — two couplets
Number 6843-1
8.   f. 59v   Ye that passen by the way
O vos omnes qui transitis per viam — four long lines translating Lamentations 1.12
Number 2401-1
9.   f. 61   If thou comest to Me
Christ the Defender — four couplets interspersed in an exemplum based on the Gesta Romanorum in a Latin sermon
Number 1374-1
10.   f. 61   For my love He is now I-slawe
Christ’s Love, as an exemplum in a portion of a Latin sermon based on the Gesta Romanorum — two couplets
Number 4798-7
11.   f. 61v   See and hear and hold still
A tag in the Fasciculus Morum, and as comment of Third Cock in a story in the Gesta Romanorum; see Whiting (1968), H.264
Number 5235-1
12.   f. 61v   The cock sayeth in his tongue
Rhyming comment of the first cock in the story of the Three Cocks in the Gesta Romanorum — one couplet
Number 3596-1
13.   f. 61v   My fellow for his sooth saw / hath lost his life and lieth full low
Rhyming comment of the second cock in the Story of the Three Cocks in the Gesta Romanorum — one couplet
Number 1154-1
14.   f. 61v   Dread of this grisly lion
Fears causing penitence, in an exemplum at the end of a Latin sermon on penitence — two couplets
Number 1325-1
15.   f. 61v   Flee forsake and withstand
A warning to flee sin — two couplets in an exemplum at the end of a Latin sermon on penitence
Number 6803-1
16.   f. 62   Worst is best
Abuses of the age, in a Latin sermon — six lines, including some couplets
Number 3393-1
17.   f. 63   Manhood and mercy this land haveth I-chased out
Evils of the Times — three long monorhyming lines
Number 3367-1
18.   f. 63   Man is mould
Evils of the times — two couplets in a Latin sermon
Number 6069-2
19.   f. 66v   True love is a law that seemeth he had not right
On God’s Love — three monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon for Corpus Christi by Lawrence Bretoun, OFM
Number 5091-2
20.   f. 68   Swines hall / Fiends falle
Rhyming headings in a sermon on the failings of women, 9 lines, first two rhyme together, the rest are monorhyming
Number 5282-2
21.   f. 68   The fool nice cackler
Seven Hindrances to Love, in sermon, ‘Panem de celo prestitisti eis’ by Franciscan Lawrence Bretoun — six short monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon
Number 841-1
22.   f. 68v   Between a thousand men may one I couth rime
On Woman’s Lack of Discretion — two long couplets with medial rhyme, or two cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 5863-1
23.   f. 70v   Thou us hast shend through foul looking
Debate between the Heart and the Eye, in a Latin sermon for Corpus Christi by Franciscan Lawrence Bretoun — five couplets
Number 6731.5-1
24.   f. 71v   With law and with right
Christ explains his saving grace — seven lines
Number 6553-1
25.   f. 72   Who may the lion flee that by the wood went
Three monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon, translating Esdras 16:6-7
Number 3340-1
26.   f. 72   Man behold how now with my hand
Christ triumphant — one monorhyming quatrain
Number 6549-1
27.   f. 73v   Who here his foot set open the sorrow
On stepping on unsafe ground, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
Number 5632-1
28.   f. 73v   Thine heritage if thou wilt win
The Narrow Path to Heaven — two couplets
Number 1120-1
29.   f. 74v   Desine fle narra corrige profer habe
An exemplum from the Gestis Romanorum in a Latin sermon — one macaronic couplet
Number 558.7-1
30.   f. 77v   By a bloody way
A note on the Passion of Christ, as a gloss on a Latin sermon on the subject — one couplet
Number 5025-1
31.   f. 77v   Stalwartly / lovely
Five rhyming phrases add beside a sermon, De Passione Cristi — five lines monorhyming
Number 293-1
32.   f. 77v   Alas much was that sinning
Lament for Original Sin in relation to Passion of Christ — one couplet
Number 2342-1
33.   f. 79v   I-bore and ever before of ancestry
Christ’s supremacy — one couplet in a Latin sermon Dominus hiis opus habet
Number 3981-1
34.   f. 80   O man stand and behold what I for thee thole
Vide hoc quid pro te pacior’, etc. — seven lines
Number 4293-1
35.   f. 81   Open without leasing
Four principles of confession — four monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon, Dominus hiis opus habet
Number 5225-1
36.   f. 81v   The bread that feedeth us every day
A prayer for Easter, in a Latin sermon Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie — one couplet
Number 1824-1
37.   f. 81v   He hast a sweet song loud I-cried
Christ’s gifts — five alliterative lines (aaabb)
Number 2718-1
38.   f. 82   It is a merchant and spendeth not
Paradoxes — seven lines
Number 6707-1
39.   f. 82v   Wisemens redeless slyly I shewed
On abuses of the age, in a Latin sermon, Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie — one couplet
Number 195-1
40.   f. 82v   A wonder meet that God hath hight
Verses in the sermon, Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie — one couplet
Number 5407-1
41.   f. 83   The moon changeth his shape
Lines on the chageability of the moon in a Latin sermon — one cross-rhymed quatrain.
Number 3631-1
42.   f. 83   My lords leman is like the moon
On the fickleness of women, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
Number 2388-1
43.   f. 83   If the blind will have his boon
Christ and Mary, the sun and moon — two couplets in a Latin sermon
Number 2170-1
44.   f. 83   I have a love untrue
Christ laments unfaithful mankind, his love — three couplets in a Latin sermon Luna mutatur
Number 6480-1
45.   f. 83v   When whole man is turned into half man
Warning that death comes fast, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
Number 5525-1
46.   f. 83v   The white skin hath a sory lack
On white skin, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
Number 4965-1
47.   f. 84v   Some men offered him boists of rich spicery
Generalizations about men’s activities, perhaps at a fair, in a Latin sermon — three couplets
Number 1232-1
48.   f. 85   Every preacher / Is Gods harper
Praise of preachers, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
Number 279-1
49.   f. 85   Alas here is I-fall a rueful case
Lament in a Latin sermon — two couplets
Number 2396-1
50.   f. 85v   If thou be I-cast adoun
Advice in a Latin sermon — twelve irregularly rhyming lines (ababcdefegch)
Number 290-1
51.   f. 85v   Alas mightless
A lament for the downtrodden in a Latin sermon — five short monorhyming lines
Number 282-1
52.   f. 85v   Alas I am I-cast a-down
Sinner’s lament in a Latin sermon — three lines, aab
Number 728-1
53.   f. 86   At wrestling my leman I chose
A popular rhyme in a sermon — one couplet, or four lines rhyming aaba or aabb
Number 263-1
54.   f. 87   Alas alas si haut si bas / so longer y-lived so worse I was
A Lament — four monorhyming lines
Number 5109-1
55.   f. 89   Take this in mind of me
Reminder from the dead to the living, in a Latin sermon — three lines
Number 2972-1
56.   ff. 89-90v   Joy and bliss withouten ending
Gloria laus et honor — English rhyming versions of the Gloria laus and Te deum — ten lines with first two lines indicated to be repeated as a burden
Number 744-1
57.   f. 89   Ay between thou looken on me
Christ speaks in the Blessed Sacrament in a Latin sermon De Corpore Cristi — two couplets
Number 6705-1
58.   f. 89v   Wise men of great sleight
Four types of honourable men, in a Latin sermon, De corpore Cristi — two couplets
Number 3322-1
59.   f. 89v   Magister Reading
Four kinds of honored men — one quatrain (abab) introduced by Christus fuit in a Latin sermon De corpore Christ
Number 98-1
60.   f. 90   A Lord Christ of heaven bliss thou art king
A prayer to Christ — two couplets
Number 5815-1
61.   f. 90   Thou art for us before yea Father him for to queme
Mankind’s prayer to Christ, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
Number 562-1
62.   f. 90   As a ghost showing
Phrases describing the sound of angel’s voice prophesying to Elias of the coming of Christ, in a Latin sermon, ‘De corpore Cristi…’ — four monorhyming lines
Number 6712-1
63.   f. 90v   With a fairness of light and knowledging
Mordecai as a type of Christ, clothed in royal garments, in a sermon, ‘De corpore Cristi’ — one couplet in a Latin sermon De corpore Christi
Number 6810-1
64.   f. 91   Wray thy self as a thief doth
On Penance, in a Latin sermon warning about the last days — six lines in couplets
Number 5817-1
65.   f. 92v   Thou art mild thine is the might of the kingric of heaven
On those who will inherit the kingdom of heaven, in a Latin sermon — six alliterative non-rhyming lines
Number 3440-1
66.   f. 92v   Mary with weeping great
Mary’s tears at the Crucifixion, in a Latin sermon Lacrimis cepit rigare pedes eius — one couplet
Number 3239-1
67.   f. 92v   Lord with thine ears
A prayer to Christ — one couplet in a Latin sermon
Number 974-1
68.   f. 92v   Child I was and child I am
Words of Jesus as redeemer in a Latin sermon — one couplet
Number 1034-1
69.   f. 93   Church going
Phrases describing profitable works, in a Latin sermon — four monorhyming phrases
Number 5176-1
70.   ff. 93v-94   That thou cry to Him with sorrow of heart
Verse urging one to beg for mercy — one 8-line stanza in a Latin sermon Jesu, fili David, miserere mei (Mt. 15:22)
Number 5721-1
71.   f. 99   This is the will that God is in
God’s wish that man be pure — one couplet in a Latin sermon
Number 5188-1
72.   f. 99   That ye forbear you fro all villainy
Four Good Counsels, in a Latin sermon for the second Sunday in Quadragesima Hec est voluntas dei, sanctificacio vestra (1 Th. 4:3) — five lines, monoriming except the last
Number 6547-1
73.   f. 100   Who hath none errand forth send
On sending someone else on an errand we could not do ourselves, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
Number 3382-1
74.   f. 100v   Man that was in worship took no heed
A couplet in a Latin sermon Hec est voluntas dei, sanctificacio vestra
Number 299-1
75.   f. 108   Alas to whom shall I now take
A lament in a Latin sermon — three lines monorhyming
Number 2487-1
76.   f. 109   In clothing is life I-hid
‘Cloþyngge color and question’ — four monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon Quare rubrum est indumentum tuum?
Number 16-1
77.   f. 111   A body tender of complexion
Verses in the Latin sermon ‘Quare rubrum est iudumentum tuum’ — six lines
Number 3450-1
78.   f. 111v   Matter of mourning is thus cloth I-colored with red for our sake
Prayer to Virgin Mary to ask whether Christ died for our sake, in a sermon, Quare rubrum est indumentum tuum — one long couplet
Number 996-1
79.   f. 121v   Christ is wounded for our wickedness
‘We buþ ful heled of oure siknesse’ in a Latin sermon translating ‘Ipse vulneratus propter iniquitates nostras’ (Isaiah 53:5) — one couplet
Number 3494-1
80.   f. 138   Might mild and strong
Characteristics of the virtuous, in a Latin sermon de ascensione domini — four monorhyming lines
Number 4125
81.   f. 138v   Of a day of well and of a day of woe
On doomsday — one couplet in a Latin sermon on 2 Cor. 6:2
Number 1132-1
82.   f. 143   Diverte a malo for dread
Advice to turn away from evil and do good, in a Latin sermon — one macaronic couplet
Number 2507-1
83.   f. 143v   In great blood
Mary’s joy at Christ’s birth, in a Latin sermon in nativitate domini — two couplets
Number 5292-1
84.   f. 144   The gate is open
Verses celebrating the triumph of Christ — four cross-rhymed lines in a Latin sermon de ascensione domini
Number 5170.5-1
85.   f. 144   That short was turned into long
Transmutations — three rhyming lines interspersed with Latin prose lines in a sermon in nativitate domini.
Number 4469-1
86.   f. 144   Rest after great travailing
Christ’s Ascension, in a Latin sermon de ascensione domini, explicating Mk. 16.19 — one couplet
Number 992-1
87.   f. 144   Christ had rest at His need
On Christ’s rewards for suffering, in a Latin sermon, de ascensione domini — one couplet
Number 356-1
88.   f. 144   All our wonder and all our woe
A couplet in a Latin sermon ‘in nativitate domini
Number 1648-1
89.   f. 144v   Good workmen full of weariness
Four types of worthy men, in a Latin sermon de ascensione domini — four monorhyming lines
Number 285-1
90.   f. 145   Alas it is a rueful monge
English verse in a Latin sermon on the Ascension — one couplet
Number 5588-1
91.   f. 153v   There nas no god but gold alone
One of two related couplets on the evils of wealth in a Latin sermon for Trinity 23 — one couplet
Number 2505-1
92.   f. 153v   In gemescentes pauperes dolenter maken their moan
The evils of wealth — one of two related couplets in a Latin sermon for Trinity 23
Number 1417-1
93.   f. 166   For when the roof of thine hous lieth upon thy nose
‘Al thys werldly blisse to the ne is worith a pese’ — a proverbial couplet in a sermon by Brinton
Number 5585-1
94.   f. 166v   There is one / And such another was never none
A motto, in three variants in a sermon in die natali domini — one couplet
Number 5585-2
95.   f. 166v   There is one / And such another was never none
A motto, in three variants in a sermon in die natali domini — one couplet
Number 2701-1
96.   f. 166v   Iste puer is a prince that is peerless
Christ’s singularity — four monorhyming lines in a Latin Sermo in natali domini
Number 3399-1
97.   f. 167   Manship that rotteth nought
Christ’s singularity — three lines in a Latin sermon in die natali
Number 2092-1
98.   ff. 167v-168   How slyly the death shall robben them
Death and the man without ‘counsel’, in a Latin sermon, in die natali domini — four monorhyming lines
Number 1822-1
99.   f. 167v   He crieth and weepeth straight I-bound
The infant Christ in the manger — two couplets in a Latin sermon
Number 5585-3
100.   f. 168   There is one / And such another was never none
A motto, in three variants in a sermon in die natali domini — one couplet
Number 4433-1
101.   f. 168   Queramus ergo istum puerum
Christ’s singularity in a Latin sermon in natali domini — ten lines, alternating Latin and English
Number 3399-2
102.   ff. 168-168v   Manship that rotteth nought
Christ’s singularity — three lines in a Latin sermon in die natali
Number 2515-1
103.   f. 168v   In His being He is God in persons three
Three lines on Christ in a Latin sermon
Number 2188-2
104.   f. 169v   I have set my heart so high
My Heart is set on the Love of Christ — two five-line stanzas with music