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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 29
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.137 (Ireland) 1.137 (Somerset: Hand C, ff. 145v-146v).
Number 6461-9
1.   f. 3   When thine head quaketh memento
Signs of Death — 8 or 12 macaronic lines in couplets
Number 3290-20
2.   f. 38   Loved be thou king and thanked be thou king
Form of Living
Number 6482-20
3.   ff. 39-39v   When will thou come and comfort me
Quia amore langueo
Number 2286-8
4.   f. 43v   I sleep and my heart wakes / Who shall to my leman say
Three rhyming lines in Rolle’s Ego Dormio
Number 357-8
5.   f. 44v   All perishes and passes that we with eye see
First lyric inserted in Rolle’s Ego Dormio — 8 or 10 irregular alliterative lines
Number 3617-8
6.   f. 46   My king the water greet / and the blood he sweat
Meditacio de passione’ in the treatise, Ego dormio — 41 rhyming lines in various stanzaic patterns
Number 3651-8
7.   ff. 47-47v   My song is in singing / My life is in longing
Cantus Amoris,’ rhyming lines in the treatise, Ego dormio — 93 lines in varying meters and stanzaic patterns including long-line couplets with or without medial rhyme, monorhyming 3-6-line stanzas, and a six-line stanza aabccb
Number 3275-3
8.   ff. 51v-53   Love is life that lasts ay there it in Christ is fast
A song of the Love of Christ, a direct translation of Rolle’s Incendium Amoris, ch. xl, xli — in monorhyming quatrains with medial rhyme
Number 2854-2
9.   ff. 52-52v   Jesu God Son Lord of magesty / Send will to my heart only to covet Thee
A Song of Love-longing to Jesus — twelve monorhyming quatrains with occasional medial rime
Number 5940-3
10.   ff. 53-53v   Thy joy be ilke a deal to serve thy god to pay
Richard Rolle, an exhortation to love Jesus — twelve monorhyming quatrains with medial rhyme.
Number 401-3
11.   ff. 53v-54v   All vanities forsake if thou his love will feel
A Warning against Worldly Vanities — fifteen monorhyming quatrains with medial rhyme
Number 361-2
12.   ff. 54v-55   All sins shall thou hate through casting of skill
An Exhortation against Sin — six monorhyming quatrains with medial rhymes, or six 8-line stanzas, abababab
Number 5077-6
13.   ff. 55-56v; ff. 58   Sweet Jesu now will I sing
A song of love to Jesus — in monorhyming quatrains
Number 417-7
14.   f. 57v   Almighty God father of heaven / For Christs love that died…
Oracio deuota de Trinitate — five cross-rhymed quatrains
Number 3434-1
15.   f. 57v   Mary of help both day and night / I pray thee…
An Orison to the Virgin Mary — eight quatrains
Number 3433-40
16.   f. 57v; f. 57   Mary mother well thou be / Mary maiden think on me
An orison to the Virgin Mary in the Speculum Christiani (Octaua Tabula) — twenty-seven couplets
Number 5530-4
17.   ff. 131-146v   The wise man said to his sons
‘Prouerbis of Wysdom’ — 106 lines in couplets
Number 4991-1
18.   ff. 142-143   Some time was a monk in Savenay a holy man and good
The Monk who wished the least Joy of Paradise
Number 3496-1
19.   ff. 143v; ff. 145; ff. 144   Mightful Mary I-crowned queen
An Orison to the Virgin — nine 8-line stanzas
Number 5712-1
20.   ff. 145v-146v   This is my song in my old age
A song of Old Age with the burden, ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — nine twelve-line stanzas
Number 2915-9
21.   ff. 147ra-148rb   Jesu that hast me dear I-bought
A meditation on the Passion — 154 lines in couplets