The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
Number 6065.5-1
1.   ff. 1-1v   Tronos celorum continens
Mumming of the Seven Philosophers (a Christmas pageant) — twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3830-1
2.   ff. 2-2v   O beauteous branch flower of fumosity
Poem to his mistress — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2669-1
3.   ff. 2v-3   In womanhood as auctors all write
‘A Balade declaring that wemens chastite Doeth moche excel all treasure worldly’
Number 4103-1
4.   f. 3v   O ye all that been or have been in disease
A plea to lovers for sympathy — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 344-1
5.   ff. 3v-4   All lust and liking I begin to leave
A lover’s plea — one quatrain and three 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘pyte comfort your daungernesse’
Number 3953-1
6.   ff. 4-6v   O Lady mine to whom
An epistle to his mistress, including a Dialogue between the Lover and Dame Nature—32 stanzas rhyme royal plus Envoy of 1 stanza rhyme royal
Number 6743-1
7.   f. 7   With salt tears overflowing of woeful grievance
The penitent lover to his beloved — three stanzas rhyme royal with refrain, Anima mea turbata est or Anima mea liquefacta est
Number 4166-1
8.   f. 7   Of flowers fair the fairest flour in faith
Lover’s praises of his beloved, introducing the song, ‘Ma beele amour’ at end — one stanza of eight lines (ababbcbc) and one of seven (ababbcb)
Number 1237-1
9.   ff. 7v-8v   Examples fair ye find in nature
‘A Woman’s Reply to Her Lover’ — thirteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2523-1
10.   f. 8v   In July when Phoebus her beams doth splay
The lover pleading that some men are true in love — four eight-line stanzas plus one short-line stanza rhyme royal
Number 4420-5
11.   ff. 9ra-11vb   Problems of old likeness and figures
John Lydgate, ‘The Chorle and the Birde’ — fifty-four stanzas rhyme royal including 2-stanza envoy, plus one 8-line ‘Verba translatoris’ (ababbcbc)
Number 6701-2
12.   ff. 12ra-16; ff. 235-237   Wisdom is more of price than gold in coffers
John Lydgate, Isopes Fabules — seven fables, in rhyme royal
Number 5373-12
13.   ff. 17-25   The life so short the craft so long to learn
Geoffrey Chaucer, Parlement of Foules — 98 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3442-1
14.   f. 25   Master Geoffrey Chaucer that now lieth in grave
Balade in praise of Chaucer — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 5116-1
15.   ff. 26-40v   Tancred that was prynce of Salerno
The Tale of Guiscardo and Ghismonda — rhyme royal
Number 718-1
16.   ff. 41-45v   At the end of summer when winter began
George Ashby, A Prisoner’s Reflections — fifty stanzas rhyme royal including Prologue, text, Envoy and postscript
Number 1544-9
17.   ff. 49-52   God almighty save and confirm our king
John Lydgate and Benedict Burgh, Secrees of old Philisoffres — 390 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4168-4
18.   f. 52v-53   Of gifts large in love hath great delight
Of the Four Complexions (beginning with Sanguineus) — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2575-1
19.   ff. 55-65v   In September at the falling of the leaf
’The Boke called Assemble de Damys’, ascribed to Chaucer — 755 lines in rhyme royal stanzas, including eleven introductory stanzas and three concluding stanzas
Number 5516-1
20.   f. 67   The unware woe that cometh on gladness
The transitoriness of worldly prosperity — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6393-1
21.   ff. 68-97v   When Phoebus in the Crab had near his course run
The Assembly of Gods, perhaps by Lydgate — 301 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 1761-3
22.   ff. 98-108v   Half in a dream not fully awaked
‘La Belle Dame sans Mercy’
Number 965-2
23.   ff. 109-110   Certes far extendeth my Reason
‘The X Commaundments of love’ — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy
Number 4398-1
24.   ff. 110v-111   Prefulgent in preciousness O Synope the Queen
‘The ix ladyes worthy’, a pseudo-Chaucerian poem — nine stanzas rhyme royal
Number 177-9
25.   ff. 114-150v   A thousand times have I heard men tell
Legend of Good Women
Number 4375-5
26.   ff. 151-152v   Pity that I have sought so yore ago
‘The Compleynt unto Pite’
Number 3713-1
27.   f. 154   Nothing should grieve me half so sore
Letter of a lover to his absent lady — five 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) plus one 7-line of shorter lines, ababcbc
Number 3623-1
28.   f. 154   My lief is faren in land
A lover’s lament — one 7-line stanza (ababcbc) introduced by 3713 and serving as sixth stanza of same
Number 5990-1
29.   ff. 154v-156   To moralize a similitude who list these ballades sue
The Craft of Lovers, a dialogue between Cupido and Diana — twenty-six stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4225-1
30.   f. 156v   Of their nature they greatly them delight
A balade on hypocritical women — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3733-1
31.   ff. 157-157v   Now fresh flower to me that is so bright
A poem addressed to his heartless mistress — thirteen quatrains (abab)
Number 4032-1
32.   ff. 157v-159   O prudent folks taketh heed
John Lydgate, ‘Bycorne and Chychevache’ — nineteen stanzas rhyme royal with occasional prose to introduce speakers
Number 2053-1
33.   f. 159v   Honour and joy health and prosperity
A letter to his heart’s sovereign — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 453-1
34.   f. 160ra   Alone walking / In thought plaining / And sore sighing
The Lover’s Lament, a pseudo-Chaucerian virelai — five 8-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Number 2624-1
35.   f. 160ra-160rb   In the season of Février when it was full cold
A Ballade in praise of Margaret, the daisy — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3027-1
36.   f. 160va-160vb   Lady of pity for thy sorrows that thou haddest
An epistle to his mistress, signed ‘Chaucer’ — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3989-1
37.   ff. 161ra-161va   O merciful and O merciable
A lover pleading for mercy from his beloved, a pseudo-Chaucerian lyric, but apparently made up of scraps of other poems — thirteen stanzas rhyme royal including 3-stanza envoy
Number 4997-1
38.   f. 161va-161vb   Son of Priamus gentle Paris of Troy
The Judgement of Paris — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3937-4
39.   ff. 162-169   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 6799-1
40.   f. 170v   Worshipful and discrete that here present be
‘Prohemium’ to an extract from the Fall of Princes (1904)
Number 6367-1
41.   ff. 170v-202   When John Bochas considered had and sought
A composite text on Adam, Samson and Dido, made up of portions of Lydgate’s Fall of Princes (1904) and Chaucer’s Monk’s Tale (6414) — in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), rhyme royal, and two five-line stanzas, abbcc and abacc
Number 6295-18
42.   f. 170v   When ended was my tale of Melibee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 102 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 2316-19
43.   ff. 170v; ff. 179-188   I will bewail in manner of tragedy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 776 lines in eight-line stanzas.
Number 5516-2
44.   f. 179   The unware woe that cometh on gladness
The transitoriness of worldly prosperity — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2169-1
45.   ff. 205-205v   I have a lady whereso she be
‘The Discryuyng of a fayre lady‘: a mock courtly panegyric of traditional charms — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 6798-3
46.   f. 205v   Worship women wine and unwieldy age
Four things that make a man fall from Reason, perhaps by Lydgate — one stanza rhyme royal
Number 4006-1
47.   ff. 205v-206   O Mossy Quince hanging by your stalk
A scurrilous balade against his mistress — three stanzas rhyme royal.
Number 4169-6
48.   ff. 206-207   Of God and kind proceedeth all beauty
John Lydgate, ‘A dyte of womenhis hornys’ — ten 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including four-stanza envoy
Number 3184-1
49.   ff. 207-207v   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 3466-1
50.   ff. 208-280v   Men may leave all games
Pilgrims’ Song — nine 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb)
Number 1910-1
51.   f. 208v   He that will in Eastcheap eat a goose so fat
Advice against extravagant living, ‘secundum Aristotilem’ — one quatrain (abab)
Number 81-1
52.   ff. 209-209v   A knight that is hardy as a lion
John Lydgate, eight stanzas expounding refrain: ‘None of all these I doo yow well assure / Off kyndely ryght may no while endure’ — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Number 5530-3
53.   ff. 209v-211   The wise man said to his sons
‘Prouerbis of Wysdom’ — 106 lines in couplets
Number 1919-2
54.   f. 210v   Hear and see and say nought
Hold your tongue — three lines in one manuscript of the Fasciculus Morum
Number 4798-11
55.   f. 210v2   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 1098-2
56.   ff. 211-213   Daughter if thou wilt been a wife and wisely to work
‘How the Good Wiif tauȝte Hir Douȝtir’ — in stanzas of 5 long lines with internal rhyme, generally with a concluding phrase ‘My leef child’; sometimes instead set out as 4-line stanzas without this concluding phrase
Number 6756-1
57.   ff. 218-234   With timorous heart and trembling hand of dread
The Courte of Love — 1422 lines in rhyme royal stanzas
Number 2522-1
58.   ff. 235-236   In Isopes further to proceed
Aesop’s fable of the wolf and the crane, translated by Lydgate — fourteen rhyme royal stanzas
Number 112-4
59.   ff. 240-244v   A man that loveth fishing and fowling both
Piers of Fulham’s ‘many praty conceytis in love vnder covert termes off fysshyng and ffowlyng’ — in couplets