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1.   Daily in England marvels be found
DIMEV 1093 Witnesses: 1
On the Tyranny of Women — nine stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘Nova noua sawe yow euer such / The most mayster of te hows weryth no brych’
2.   Damsel rest well
DIMEV 1094 Witnesses: 1
Interludium de clerico et puella
3.   Dan John London monk of Croyland
DIMEV 1095 Witnesses: 1
Dan John and his fish dinner — one eight-rhyme stanza
4.   Danger me hath unskilfully
DIMEV 1096 Witnesses: 1
‘Lyue boþe glad and myryly’
5.   Daughter Catherine I Alphouns remember
DIMEV 1097 Witnesses: 1
The speech of Alphouns at the pageant celebrating the marriage between Prince Arthur and Princess Catharine — seven stanzas
6.   Daughter if thou wilt been a wife and wisely to work
DIMEV 1098 Witnesses: 5
‘How the Good Wiif tauȝte Hir Douȝtir’
7.   Daughteren if ye will be virtuous [Dowȝteryn if ye wol be vertuous]
See 4996 and 6037
8.   David that prophet was ay
DIMEV 1099 Witnesses: 3
‘The Desert of Religion’
9.   De virgine maria
Refrain to 4774 (in Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734))
10.   Dear is the honey bought
DIMEV 1100 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial couplet
11.   Dear sons let not idleness you enslumber [Dere sonnes let not ydelnesse yowe enslombre]
See 4996
12.   Death began because of sin
DIMEV 1101 Witnesses: 1
We all must die — seven 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd) with ‘Forsothe all we shall dye’ refrain and 4-line burden: ‘Be thou poore or be thou ryche / I rede lyfte vp thyn eye / And se i this we be all lyche / Forsothe all we shall dye’
13.   Death bringeth down low that been bold
DIMEV 1102 Witnesses: 1
The inevitability of death, in a Latin sermon — two couplets in a Latin sermon
14.   Death is a dreadful debtor
DIMEV 1103 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
15.   Death is a well common thing
DIMEV 1104 Witnesses: 1
On death — two couplets
16.   Death is life
DIMEV 1105 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
17.   Death is strong and mastereth all thing
DIMEV 1106 Witnesses: 2
The qualities of death — five couplets
18.   Death of friends maketh fon
DIMEV 1107 Witnesses: 1
Dread of dying — two couplets
19.   Deaths abiding [Dethys abydyng]
See 3365
20.   Deceit deceiveth and shall be deceived
DIMEV 1108 Witnesses: 13
John Lydgate
21.   Deem as you list I am content
DIMEV 1109 Witnesses: 1
W. Coullicke
22.   Deem as you will and judge as you list
DIMEV 1110 Witnesses: 1
Complaint to his mistress, a less defiant version of 1109, possibly also by W. Coullicke — one couplet
23.   Deem no thing that is in doubt
DIMEV 1111 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial saying on finding out the truth before believing — one couplet
24.   Deem the best in every doubt / Til the truth be tried out
DIMEV 1112 Witnesses: 5
A moralizing couplet
25.   Deemed wrongfully
DIMEV 1113 Witnesses: 1
No remedy: a lover’s complaint — four stanzas of 7 short lines, the first and last lines of each stanza: ‘Demyd wrongfully’
26.   Defend us all fro Lollardy [Defende us all fro Lollardie]
Refrain to 3145
27.   Dei genitrix pia
Refrain to 1746
28.   Del shall into well and reach I-worth
DIMEV 1114 Witnesses: 1
Fragment(?) of a political prophecy — three monorhyming lines
29.   Delivered the children of Israel out of thraldom and servage
DIMEV 1115 Witnesses: 1
God’s assistance to the Israelites as they fled Egypt — three couplets in a Latin sermon
30.   Deo Gracias
Refrain to 2443.
31.   Deo gracias Anglia
Burden to 4317
32.   Depart thy goods while thou hast time
DIMEV 1116 Witnesses: 1
On the impermanence of goods and friendship — two cross-rhymed quatrains
33.   Departure is my chief pain
DIMEV 1117 Witnesses: 1
Henry VIII (attrib.)
34.   Depe away all wickedness
Formerly 1118. See 1142.5
35.   Descending Jesu forto come
DIMEV 1119 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
36.   Desine fle narra corrige profer habe
DIMEV 1120 Witnesses: 1
An exemplum from the Gestis Romanorum in a Latin sermon — one macaronic couplet
37.   Det peruynkkle hed ykowmbyrght owre town
See 5168
38.   Deus above all thing
DIMEV 1121 Witnesses: 1
Instructions in the four ways that man must love, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
39.   Deus caritas est
DIMEV 1122 Witnesses: 2
Deus Caritas
40.   Devise prowess and eke humilitee
DIMEV 1123 Witnesses: 3
Virtuous maidens but wicked wives — seven stanzas rhyme royal
41.   Devoid langour and live in lustiness [Devoyd langour and leif in lustiness]
Refrain to 3975
42.   Devoured with dream devising in my slumber
DIMEV 1124 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar (attrib.); James Inglis (attrib.): ‘A general satyre’
43.   Devout souls that pass this way
DIMEV 1125 Witnesses: 1
An epitaph, allegedly on a copper plate in the chapel at Ludgate — three couplets
44.   Diabolus through pride of heart and heaviness
DIMEV 1126 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
45.   Dic erodes impie
DIMEV 1127 Witnesses: 1
A macaronic carol for Innocents’ Day — three 5-line stanzas (ababa) with refrain word, ‘milicia’, and 2-line burden: ‘Sonet laus per secula./ Innocentum gloria
46.   Dievs wous garde byewsser tidings I you bring
DIMEV 1128 Witnesses: 1
Welcome Sir Christmas — three 4-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Nowell’, and 7-line burden: ‘Nowell nowell nowell nowell / Who ys ther that syngeth so’
47.   Disdain me not without desert
DIMEV 1129 Witnesses: 1
‘Refuse me not’
48.   Displeasure thought wrath woe ne heaviness
DIMEV 1130 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
49.   Diuisie si affluant nolite cor apponere
Burden to 2357
50.   Diverse is this middle earth
DIMEV 1131 Witnesses: 7
Kyng Alisaunder
51.   Diverte a malo for dread
DIMEV 1132 Witnesses: 1
Advice to turn away from evil and do good, in a Latin sermon — one macaronic couplet
52.   Dives and Lazarus the Scripture sayeth plain
DIMEV 1133 Witnesses: 1
On the punishments for evil and rewards for good — seven couplets
53.   Do alms deed
DIMEV 1134 Witnesses: 1
The reward of good deeds, described in a Latin sermon — one couplet
54.   Do do nightingale sing full merry
DIMEV 1135 Witnesses: 1
A fragment of a popular song — two quatrains (abcb) or two long couplets
55.   Do for thyself while thou art heir [Do for thy self quhill thov art heir]
Refrain to 1145
56.   Do man for thyself
DIMEV 1136 Witnesses: 1
Da tua, dum tua sunt. Post mortem tunc tua non sunt, signed ‘qd Tucket’ — one quatrain
57.   Do mercy before thy judgment [Do Merci bifore thi Judement]
Refrain to 5577
58.   Do some good man in the life quell thou hast the mind
DIMEV 1137 Witnesses: 2
On the need to do good deeds — four lines
59.   Do thou better do thou worse [Do thow better do thow worse / Do after hym that beryth the purse]
See 759
60.   Do way for that may not avail ye
DIMEV 1138 Witnesses: 1
A ballad of maxims — three 8-line stanzas
61.   Do way Robin the child will weep
DIMEV 1139 Witnesses: 1
Fragment to the tenor words to a motet
62.   Do well and dread no man [Do well & drede no man]
Burden to 3810; refrain to 1582
63.   Do well while thou art here
DIMEV 1140 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial couplet
64.   Doctor rest and doctor quiet
DIMEV 1141 Witnesses: 1
Doctor’s advice — one couplet
65.   Doctors words may not vary
DIMEV 1142 Witnesses: 5
On the natures of the Twelve Signs — four quatrains at the end of a prose tract on this subject
66.   Doeth away all wickedness
DIMEV 1142.5 Witnesses: 1
John Waldeby
67.   Doll thy ale doll [Doll thi ale doll…]
Burden to 309
68.   Domine Maria I have in mind [[D]omine maria I haue in mynde / were so y wende / in wel or in wo]
See 734
69.   Done is a battle on the dragon black
DIMEV 1143 Witnesses: 1
William Dunbar: ‘On the Resurrection’
70.   Doubtless thou man die […doutles þow man de]
Refrain phrase to 3783
71.   Doughty in King Arthurs days
DIMEV 1144 Witnesses: 1
Sir Lambewell
72.   Down by the river as I read
DIMEV 1145 Witnesses: 2
‘Do for thy self quhill thov art heir’
73.   Down down down [Downe downe downe…]
Burden to 4508
74.   Down from heaven so high [Doune from heaven from heaven so hie]
See Coventry, MS formerly owned by Thomas Sharp (burned in 1879) copy of 204
75.   Downbery down
DIMEV 1146 Witnesses: 2
To his mistress, a round — eight lines
76.   Draw me near [Drawe me ner]
Burden to 1957
77.   Draw thee never to man
DIMEV 1147 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
78.   Dread and love hate and good
DIMEV 1148 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
79.   Dread God and all thing shall dread you
DIMEV 1149 Witnesses: 1
The Christian life — five lines
80.   Dread God and flee from sin
DIMEV 1150 Witnesses: 1
Proverbs copied from inscriptions on the ceiling of the library at Leconfield — twenty-three quatrains
81.   Dread God with all thy might
DIMEV 1151 Witnesses: 1
Good advice — two couplets and a short-line monorhymed quatrain
82.   Dread of death sorrow of sin
DIMEV 1152 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’
83.   Dread of living
DIMEV 1153 Witnesses: 1
Aphoristic list of four things dreaded — one monorhyming quatrain
84.   Dread of this grisly lion
DIMEV 1154 Witnesses: 1
Fears causing penitence, in an exemplum at the end of a Latin sermon on penitence — two couplets
85.   Dread our lord God both night and day [Drede owur lord god bothe nyght and day]
Lines 66-69 of London, British Library Harley 2252 copy of 712; lines 13-14 of Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology] copy of 708
86.   Dreaming me thought that I did hear [Dremand me thocht that I did heir]
See 5739
87.   Drightin dear with blissful bields
DIMEV 1155 Witnesses: 5
‘The Book of Penance’
88.   Drinker fill another ale [Dryngker fylle another ale]
See 5117
89.   Dross of horse and gill of fish [Dros of hors & gyl of fisch]
See Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 257 (SC 21831) copy of 979
90.   Drunken drunken drunken I-drunken [dronken dronken dronken y-dronken]
See 6834
91.   Drunkenship breaketh
DIMEV 1156 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
92.   Dulciter pangamus / Te deum laudamus
Burden to 3891, 3893, 4126, 5259, 5472
93.   Dum ludis floribus velud lacinia
DIMEV 1156.5 Witnesses: 1
A macaronic Latin, French, and English (2 lines) lyric to his Parisian mistress — five quatrains
94.   Dunbars dirige to the king [Dumbaris dirige to þe king / Bydand ouir lang in stirling]
Couplet colophon to 6176