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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 5190; Grid 350 139 (Somerset).
Number 6636-1
1.   ff. 18v-20v   Whoso will a gardener be
A Poem on Gardening, ‘Liber qui vocatur Anglice Mayster Jon Gardener’ — 196 lines in couplets
Number 6542-2
2.   ff. 21-22   Who carps of birds of great gentries
On the fickleness of women — thirteen 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Pulle of her bellys & let her go flye’ or ‘Then plukkyd y of here bellys & let here fly’
Number 2453-2
3.   ff. 22-23   In a noon tide of a summers day
Reuertere’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 5388-2
4.   f. 23   The man that lust to liven in ease
‘Who says þe sooth he shall be shent’ — eight l2-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘he schal be schent’
Number 924-5
5.   ff. 24-25   By a forest side walking as I went
‘A tretyse of Parce michi domine’, Allegory of the bird with four feathers — 240 lines in 8-, l2-, up to 20-line stanzas, with this refrain
Number 925-3
6.   ff. 25v-26   By a way wandering as I went / Sore I sighed sad
’Thank God of All’ — up to seventeen 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, alliterative, with refrain, ‘thank God of all’
Number 5910-1
7.   f. 26v   Through a town as I come ride
‘Hyre & see and say not all’ — one twelve-line and seven eight-line stanzas including refrain, ‘Hyre & se and sey not all’
Number 359-3
8.   ff. 27-27v   All righeousness doth now proceed
John Lydgate, ‘Rammeshorne’ — seven 8-line stanzas including refrain, ‘As ryȝth as a rams horne’ or ‘A resoun of the Rammeshorne’
Number 3184-2
9.   ff. 28-28v   Look well about ye that lovers be
Beware of deceitful women — six stanzas rhyme royal with refrain: ‘Bewar therfor the blynde etith many a flye’
Number 6546-1
10.   f. 39v   Who hath good can good
On the need to use one’s good wisely — eight lines with alternating rhyme, one rhyme being ‘good’ in various meanings
Number 6573-1
11.   f. 46   Who that maketh in Christmas a dog to his larder
Proverbial moral advice — two couplets
Number 6751-1
12.   f. 47   With this beetle be he smitten
An English quatrain in a Latin story of the foolish father who gave away his goods, sometimes found in Bromyard’s sermons
Number 6568-2
13.   f. 47   Who that cometh to an house
Advice to take what you can find or what you bring — one 6-line stanza accompanied with Latin
Number 3998
14.   f. 47   O mors mordens aspere in guile thou hast no peer
An apostrophe to Death — four long macaronic lines
Number 416-1
15.   ff. 48v-49   Almighty God conserve us from care
‘Whate-euer thow say avyse the welle’ — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 2533-13
16.   f. 58v   In March after the first C
How to find Easter Day according to the new moon (C) — three couplets
Number 6724-1
17.   ff. 63v-64   With favor in her face far passing my Reason
A lament of the Virgin Mary over her Son — four 9-line stanzas (aaaabbbcc) with refrain ‘Who can not wepe come lerne of me’ and a 4-line burden: ‘Sodenly afraide / Half wakyng half slepyng / And gretly dismayde / A wooman sate weepyng’
Number 5392-2
18.   f. 69v   The Mass is of so high dignity
Against swearing by the Mass — six quatrains (aaaa) and burden (bb): ‘Y concell yow both more and lasse / Beware of swerynge by the masse’
Number 4954-1
19.   f. 70   Solomon sayeth there is none accord
Proverbs in English — thirty lines in couplets
Number 5384-1
20.   f. 77v   The lover true
The significance of colors — three 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Number 6406-1
21.   f. 85v   When shall your cruel storms be passed
A lover’s plea and his lady’s response — two 6-line stanzas
Number 6696-1
22.   f. 87   Wilt thou and I by one assent
A lover’s plea to his lady — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 4807-1
23.   f. 87   Seldom seen is sweetest
Aphoristic advice on the attraction of rarities — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Number 2840-10
24.   f. 89v   Jesu for Thy holy name / And for Thy bitter Passion
The popular prayer by the Holy Name — four lines, frequently followed by two more varying lines
Number 1197-1
25.   f. 89v   English man Italianate
Fragment of verse — fragments of one couplet
Number 2486-3
26.   f. 90v   In Clent cow-bach under an thorn
A twelfth-century scrap, regarding the death of St. Kenelm to be sent to the pope
Number 359-4
27.   f. 121v   All righeousness doth now proceed
John Lydgate, ‘Rammeshorne’ — seven 8-line stanzas including refrain, ‘As ryȝth as a rams horne’ or ‘A resoun of the Rammeshorne’