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Found Records:
1.   Gabriel brighter than the sun
DIMEV 1483 Witnesses: 2
A New Year carol — three cross-rhymed quatrains (abab) plus four-line burden: ‘Make us meri this new yere / Thankyng god with hertely chere’
2.   Gabriel from heaven King / Sent to the maid sweet
DIMEV 1484 Witnesses: 1
Canticum de Annunciacione
3.   Gabriel of high degree / Came down from the Trinity
DIMEV 1485 Witnesses: 3
Annunciation carol — seven 4-line stanzas (aaab) including refrain, ‘With noua’, plus burden (bb): ‘Nova Nova / Ave fit ex Eva
4.   Gabriel that angel bright
DIMEV 1486 Witnesses: 2
Annunciation carol — five quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Regina celi letare,’ plus burden (bb): Now synge we syng we ‘Regina celi letare
5.   Gaineth me no garland of green
DIMEV 1487 Witnesses: 1
A fragmentary refrain of a forsaken maiden’s lament
6.   Gallant pride thy father is dead
DIMEV 1488 Witnesses: 1
A song of a merry gentleman — ten quatrains (aaab) and burden (?) repeated again at end: ‘Huff a galawnt vylabele / Thus syngeth galawntes in here revele’
7.   Gallaunts purse penniless per vicos ecce vagrantur
DIMEV 1489 Witnesses: 1
On a ‘Galaunt’ — one macaronic couplet
8.   Game and earnest ever among
DIMEV 1490 Witnesses: 1
Of Religious Duties — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Syng we to the Trinite / With parce mihi domine
9.   Garden ways comfort of flowers [Gardein ways cumfort of flowres]
See 979
10.   Gather thou by number whatever thing… [Gedir þu be noumbre whateuer þing þu couetiste to be prouid…]
Middle English prose mistakenly claimed as six lines of verse in York, York Minster Library XVI.E.32, f. 7 by N. R. Ker, and A. J. Piper, eds. Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries. 4 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1969-92, 4.702
11.   Gaude felix Anna the mother of Mary
DIMEV 1491 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: Salutacio in honore sancte Anne matris marie
12.   Gaude for Thy joys five [Gawde for thy ioyes five]
Burden to 1495
13.   Gaude maater gloriosa / Super omnes speciosa
Burden to 1753
14.   Gaude maria Christs Mother
DIMEV 1492 Witnesses: 2
John Audelay: A hymn of the Five Joys
15.   Gaude of virgins the freshest flower
DIMEV 1493 Witnesses: 2
‘Septem gaudia beate Marie‘
16.   Gaude the Flower of Virginity
DIMEV 1494 Witnesses: 2
‘Gaude Flore Virginali’
17.   Gaude to whom Gabriel was sent
DIMEV 1495 Witnesses: 1
A song of the Five Joys — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Gawde for thy ioyes five / Mary moder maydyn & wyff’
18.   Gaude Virgin and Mother being
DIMEV 1496 Witnesses: 1
Eleanor Percy (duchess of Buckingham)
19.   Gaudeamus sing we [Gaudeamus synge we / in hoc sacro tempore]
Variant burden to 3424 (Kele)
20.   Gaudete iusti in domino
DIMEV 1497 Witnesses: 1
The Battle of Barnet
21.   Gay gay gay gay / Think on dreadful Doomsday [Gay gay gay gay / Think on drydful domisday]
Burden to 1224
22.   Gay gay thou art I-hent
DIMEV 1498 Witnesses: 1
Warning against riotous living, in a Latin sermon — three couplets
23.   Gay gay to be gay [Gay gay to be gay / I holde it but a vanite]
Burden to 6877
24.   Gay the holy pope that good man was and hend
DIMEV 1499 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
25.   Gaza is a noble town in a far country
DIMEV 1500 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
26.   Gebit gebit gebit gebit / Lux fulgebit hodie
Burden to 2689
27.   Gentle butler belle ami
DIMEV 1501 Witnesses: 1
Fill the Bowl, Butler — five 5-line stanzas (aaabb) including refrain and burden: ‘How butler how Bevis a towt / Fill the boll jentill butler & let the cup rowght’
28.   Gentleness and courtesy would be rewarded
DIMEV 1502 Witnesses: 1
Richardoune (attrib.)
29.   George Barcroft will borrow of any that dare lend
DIMEV 1503 Witnesses: 1
Do not trust George Barcroft — two couplets (a third added alia manu)
30.   Get and save and thou shall have
DIMEV 1504 Witnesses: 1
Aphorism on earning and saving — one couplet
31.   Get thee hence what doest thou here
DIMEV 1505 Witnesses: 1
Farewell to Advent — two quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Farewell aduent & haue good daye / Chrystmas is come nowe go thy way’.
32.   Get thy goods truly [Gett thy goodes trulye]
See 4810
33.   Gift is made doomsman / guile is made chapman
DIMEV 1506 Witnesses: 21
The Abuses of the Age
34.   Gilbert was Thomas father name that true was and good
DIMEV 1507 Witnesses: 16
South English Legendary
35.   Give light unto mine eye sight
DIMEV 1508 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Brampton (attrib.); Bernard of Clairvaux (attrib.): ‘Illumina oculos meos ne umquam obdormiam’
36.   Give me and I thee
DIMEV 1509 Witnesses: 2
37.   Give them heaven for to see
DIMEV 0.908.4 Witnesses: 0
A blessing on good hosts — three lines
38.   Give this lamb to heaven King
DIMEV 1510 Witnesses: 1
Friar Nicolas Philip
39.   Give where gifts may avail
DIMEV 1511 Witnesses: 2
A moral couplet
40.   Giwes
See ‘Iewes’
41.   Glad and blithe mote ye be
DIMEV 1512 Witnesses: 1
Bernard of Clairvaux: ‘Laetabundus’
42.   Glad in God call home your heart
DIMEV 1513 Witnesses: 1
‘God kepe oure kyng and saue the croun’
43.   Glad in God this solemn fest
DIMEV 1514 Witnesses: 1
‘God & man ben made atte on’
44.   Glad us Maiden Mother mild
DIMEV 1516 Witnesses: 1
A literal rendering of the Latin ‘Gaude virgo mater christi / que per aurem concepisti etc.’ — three 6-line stanzas
45.   Gladeth thou Queen of Scottish region
DIMEV 1517 Witnesses: 1
William Dunbar: A compliment to Queen Margaret, c. 1506
46.   Gladeth ye fowls of the morwe gray
DIMEV 1518 Witnesses: 10
Geoffrey Chaucer: ‘Compleynt of Mars’
47.   Gloria in altissimis / For nowe is borne the king of blis
Burden to 6281
48.   Gloria tibi Domine / Qui natus es de virgine
Burden to 93
49.   Glorious cross that with the holy blood / of Christ Jesu
DIMEV 1519 Witnesses: 13
A Litany (to the Cross, God the Father, the Trinity, the Virgin Mary, angels, apostles, saints, etc.) — the complete text comprising sixteen stanzas rhyme royal
50.   Glorious Edmund king of East England
DIMEV 1520 Witnesses: 3
Lydgate: A prayer to St. Edmund
51.   Glorious Father that art in heaven [Glorious fader þat art in heuen]
See 4308
52.   Glorious God had great pity
DIMEV 1521 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — six 7-line stanzas (aaabccb) plus burden: ‘Synge we with myrth ioye and solas / In honowr of this cristemas’
53.   Glorious God in all degrees Lord most of might
DIMEV 1522 Witnesses: 1
The Castell of Perseverance
54.   Glorious God in Trinity
DIMEV 1523 Witnesses: 1
A carol to Christ, with refrain, ‘Miserere mei’ — three 5-line stanzas (aaaaa) plus burden: ‘Ihesu fili dei / Miserere mei
55.   Glorious Lord so dolefully dight
DIMEV 1524 Witnesses: 1
Richard Rolle (?): Meditations on the Passion
56.   Glorious martyr which of devout humbles [Glorious Martyr wiche of deuout humbles]
See 3911
57.   Glory and praise laude and high honour [Glory & preyse laude & hye honour]
See Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1 version of 4080
58.   Glory unto God laud and benison / To John to Peter
DIMEV 1525 Witnesses: 5
The Pain and Sorrow of Evil Marriage
59.   Go bet penny go bet go [Go bet peny go bet go]
Burden to 4361
60.   Go forth king rule thee by sapience
DIMEV 1526 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: Instructions to the Estates
61.   Go forth libel and meekly show thy face [Go furthe libelle and mekely shewe thy face / Apperynge…]
The Envoy to the Libel of English Policy. See 5508
62.   Go forth libel and meekly show thy face
DIMEV 1527 Witnesses: 1
On England’s Commercial Policy
63.   Go forth little book and lowly thou me commend [Go forthe lytelle boke and lowly þow me commende]
Envoy to 2556
64.   Go forth mine heart with my lady
DIMEV 1528 Witnesses: 2
Charles d’Orléans
65.   Go forth mine own true heart innocent
DIMEV 1529 Witnesses: 3
An Envoy to his mistress — three stanzas rhyme royal with refrain
66.   Go forth thy way my faithful desirance
DIMEV 1530 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
67.   Go fro my window go go fro my window [Go fro my vindow go go fro my window]
Burden to 6884
68.   Go heart hurt with adversity
DIMEV 1531 Witnesses: 2
The wounds of love — one 5-line stanza
69.   Go little bill and commend me hertely [Go litull bill and command me hertely]
DIMEV 1532 Witnesses: 1
Humfrey Newton
70.   Go little bill and do me recommend
DIMEV 1533 Witnesses: 1
An Envoy addressed to Our Lady
71.   Go little book and meekly me excuse [Goo litill boke and mekely me excuse]
Lines used as Envoy to 1544, actually from 843
72.   Go little book and put thee in the grace [Go litel bok and put þe in þe grace / Of hym þat is most…]
Verba translatoris ad librum suum’: Conclusion of Lydgate’s Troy Book. See 3995
73.   Go little book and submit the / Unto all them
DIMEV 1534 Witnesses: 2
William Caxton: Lyf of Our Lady
74.   Go little book be fearful and quake for dread
DIMEV 1535 Witnesses: 10
John Lydgate: Life of St. Edmund (Lydgate)
75.   Go little book for dreadful is thy message [Go lytyl boke for dredefull ys thy message]
DIMEV 0.928.5 Witnesses: 0
Formerly first stanza of 928.5; now the envoy to 3953. See also 6743.
76.   Go little book God send thee good passage [Goo litle book god sende the good passage]
‘Verba Translatoris’,and Envoy of four stanzas to La Belle Dame sans Merci; see 1761
77.   Go little book of commendation
DIMEV 1536 Witnesses: 1
Envoy at the end of a Commentary on the Psalter — three 8-line stanzas
78.   Go little book to them that will thee read [Go litil boke to hem þat wil þe rede]
Envoy to Capgrave’s Life of St. Norbert : see 2973
79.   Go little pamphlet and straight thee dress
DIMEV 1537 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Hoccleve: ‘Balade to my gracious Lord of York’
80.   Go little quire [Go little quayer]
Envoy to John Lydgate, Churl and Bird, 4420
81.   Go little quire and swift thy princess dress
DIMEV 1538 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: On the Nightingale as a symbol of Christ
82.   Go little quire apace [Go little quaire apace]
Envoy to John Skelton, Replycacioun, 6015
83.   Go little ring to that ilk sweet
DIMEV 1539 Witnesses: 1
On a present of a ring — one stanza rhyme royal
84.   Go little treatise devoid of eloquence [Go lytell treatyse deuoyde of eloquence]
Envoy to Stephen Hawes, Conuercyon of Swerers, 5289
85.   Go little treatise submit thee humbly [Go lytell treatyse submyt the humbly / To our souerayne lorde]
Envoy (Excusacio auctoris) to Stephen Hawes, A Ioyfull Medytacyon, 5445
86.   Go little treatise submit thee humbly [Go lytell treatyse submyte the humbly / To euery lady]
Envoy to Stephen Hawes, The Conforte of Louers, 5294
87.   Go piteous heart razed with deadly woe
DIMEV 1540 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton: Disconsolate love
88.   Go small book to the noble excellence [Go smal book to the noble excellence / Of my lady]
Envoy to the Duchess of Westmorland at end of Hoccleve’s ‘Tale of Jonathas’ — one 8-line stanza; see 6529
89.   Go thou little quire and recommend me [Go thou little quayer and recommaund me]
See 4231
90.   Go thy way and melt to nought
DIMEV 1541 Witnesses: 1
Prudentius
91.   Go way for that may not avail ye [Go way Fore that may nocht awailȝhe]
See 1138
92.   Go ye before by twain and twain [Go ye before be twayne and twayne / Wysly that ye be not]
See London, British Library Cotton Titus A.XXVI copy of 3795
93.   God against nature three wonders hath wrought
DIMEV 1542 Witnesses: 2
A theological carol about the Incarnation — seven 9-line stanzas plus burden: ‘By reason of two & poore of one / This tyme god & man was set at one’
94.   God almighty Father of bliss
DIMEV 1543 Witnesses: 1
The Creed — one 12-line stanza
95.   God almighty rue all willful [God Almyghte rewe all wylfull]
See 1604
96.   God almighty save and confirm our king
DIMEV 1544 Witnesses: 24
John Lydgate; Benedict Burgh: Secrees of old Philisoffres
97.   God almighty save and conserve our king [God allmyghty saue and conserue owre kynge]
DIMEV 0.936 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 936; see Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943) copy of 1544.
98.   God Almighty that all thing wields / Winds waters woods and fields
DIMEV 1545 Witnesses: 2
Robert of Brunne: Handlyng Synne
99.   God and Our Lady that best may
DIMEV 1546 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for God and the Virgin Mary to save and protect merchants — one couplet
100.   God and Saint Martin
DIMEV 1547 Witnesses: 1
Inscription on a mazer, c. 1465 — one couplet in an inventory of household articles of monks
101.   God and saint Trinity / As I believe on thee
DIMEV 1548 Witnesses: 2
A prayer and conjuration against robbers — four couplets
102.   God be in my head and in my understanding
DIMEV 1549 Witnesses: 2
A Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester
103.   God be our guide
DIMEV 1550 Witnesses: 3
On the Kentish Insurrection of Robert of Redesdale (1450)
104.   God be with truth where he be [God be wit trewthe qwer he be / I wolde he were in this cuntre]
Burden to 113
105.   God bless both thee and me
DIMEV 1551 Witnesses: 1
A 3-line benediction inscribed on a mazer, in an inventory of household articles of monks
106.   God both three and one [God bothe iij and one]
Burden to 213
107.   God departeth His gifts diversely
DIMEV 1552 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate: ‘Benedictus deus in donis suis’
108.   God Father in heaven of mights most
DIMEV 1553 Witnesses: 2
A paraphrase of Old Testament history, including Judith and the Maccabees — 18,372 lines in 12-line stanzas
109.   God for His grace shield us from shame
DIMEV 1554 Witnesses: 1
Firumbras
110.   God grant me grace the hungry to feed
DIMEV 1555 Witnesses: 1
A prayer of the Seven Bodily Works of Mercy — one stanza rhyme royal
111.   God grant me grace to get again
DIMEV 1556 Witnesses: 2
A two-line fragment
112.   God grant them heaven bliss to meed / That harken…
DIMEV 1557 Witnesses: 1
The Romance of Guy of Warwick
113.   God grant us all therein to be friended
DIMEV 1558 Witnesses: 1
Testament of Love
114.   God hath given of mights most [God haþ ȝeuen of myȝtiss most / þe vii ȝiftis…]
Burden of Audelay’s carol of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: See 3500
115.   God hath granted grace unto our learning
DIMEV 1559 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: ‘De concordia inter rectores fratres et rectores ecclesie’
116.   God Himself says no man may / Serve two lords unto pay
DIMEV 1560 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
117.   God I bid forgiveness
DIMEV 1561 Witnesses: 1
Prayer before mass — a long poem in couplets
118.   God if ye were John Thomsons man [God ȝif ye war Johne Thomsonnis man]
Refrain to 4863
119.   God in glory of mights most
DIMEV 1562 Witnesses: 1
The Sowdone of Babylone
120.   God in Thy name make me safe and sound
DIMEV 1563 Witnesses: 5
John Lydgate: ‘Deus in Nomine Tuo saluum me Fac’
121.   God is a substance forever durable
DIMEV 1564 Witnesses: 4
God’s goodness — one stanza rhyme royal
122.   God is good for to dread [God ys good for to drede]
See 5530
123.   God is mine helper and ay shall be
DIMEV 1565 Witnesses: 1
‘God is myn Helpere’
124.   God Jesu almighty king
DIMEV 1566 Witnesses: 1
A prayer on the election of an abbot — three monorhyming quatrains
125.   God keep all women that to this town long [God kepe all women that to thys towne longe]
See 2904
126.   God knoweth never need laud Him alone
DIMEV 1567 Witnesses: 1
Reminder of brevity of man’s life and need to praise God — one couplet
127.   God Lord that sits in throne
DIMEV 1568 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
128.   God made Adam the first day of the moon
DIMEV 1569 Witnesses: 1
Nota for the days of the moone
129.   God made all mankind [God made all mankynd]
DIMEV 1570 Witnesses: 2
On the influences of the elements, humours, and zodiac upon the body, and on phlebotomy — 132 lines, generally in couplets
130.   God maker of all thing
DIMEV 1571 Witnesses: 1
John Mirk: Festial
131.   God of heaven that shaped earth and hell
DIMEV 1572 Witnesses: 1
‘Merita Misse’
132.   God of heaven that sittest in throne
DIMEV 1573 Witnesses: 2
An Exposition of the Pater Noster
133.   God o love has His cleping
DIMEV 1574 Witnesses: 3
Cursor Mundi
134.   God of Thy goodness grounder of grace
DIMEV 1575 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for assistance for grooms — three alliterative and cross-rhymed quatrains
135.   God of Thy grace the good soul now pardon
DIMEV 1576 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
136.   God prosper long our noble King
DIMEV 1577 Witnesses: 1
Chevy Chase
137.   God save King Harry our noble king
DIMEV 1578 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for Henry VIII, and against Cardinal Wolsey — ten 8-line stanzas in couplets
138.   God save King Harry wherever he go or ride
DIMEV 1579 Witnesses: 1
‘Sent george be hys forman hovre blyssyd lady be hys gyde’ — one long couplet
139.   God save King Henry wheresoever he be
DIMEV 1580 Witnesses: 2
Thomas Ashwell
140.   God sayeth Himself as written we find
DIMEV 1581 Witnesses: 7
John Mirk: Instructions for Parish Priests
141.   God send us peace and unity / In England with prosperity
DIMEV 1582 Witnesses: 1
‘Do well & drede no man’ — four 6-line stanzas with this refrain plus burden: ‘The beste rede that I can / Do well and drede no man’
142.   God send us the dew of heaven gratia spiritus sancti
DIMEV 1583 Witnesses: 1
Prayer to God for rain and fruitfulness, literally or spiritually — five long lines of macaronic verse with medial and end rhyme
143.   God sent His angel Gabriel
DIMEV 1584 Witnesses: 1
‘Missus est Angelus Gabriel’
144.   God shield that day my soul fro care [God shild þat day my soul fro care]
See Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 114 version of 2913
145.   God speed the plow
DIMEV 1585 Witnesses: 2
Piers Plowman
146.   God speed the plow
DIMEV 1586 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for a good harvest — three couplets
147.   God that all hast made of nought / For love of man
DIMEV 1587 Witnesses: 2
‘A confessioun of wyrschip i orysoun’
148.   God that all hath made and wrought
DIMEV 1588 Witnesses: 1
Obedience man’s first duty — one stanza rhyme royal
149.   God that all mights may [God þat alle mytes may / Helpe vs at our ending day]
Burden to 5797
150.   God that all thing first began
DIMEV 1589 Witnesses: 1
Robert Grosseteste: ‘Templum Domini’
151.   God that all this mights may in heaven & earth thy will is oo
DIMEV 1590 Witnesses: 3
A prayer of confession — seven 8-line stanzas
152.   God that all this world did make [God that all this worlde dyde make / And dyed for us vpon a tree]
See Skot’s printed version of 1601
153.   God that all this world gan make / And died for us on a tree
DIMEV 1591 Witnesses: 4
The Expedition of Henry V into France
154.   God that all this world has wrought
DIMEV 1592 Witnesses: 1
A carol to Christ against dangers and temptations — four quatrains and burden: ‘Now jhesus rector anime / Ne cademus sustine
155.   God that all this world hath wrought
DIMEV 1593 Witnesses: 9
Storia Lune
156.   God that all this world hath wrought / And formed all thing
DIMEV 1594 Witnesses: 1
A miracle of Our Lady: Hermit who asked prayers of a Harlot — 168 lines in couplets
157.   God that art of mights most
DIMEV 1595 Witnesses: 2
Sir Gowther
158.   God that art of mights most / Father Son and Holy Ghost
DIMEV 1596 Witnesses: 2
Edmund Rich Archibishop of Canterbury: ‘Þe Prikke of loue’
159.   God that art of mights most / The seven gifts of the Holy Ghost
DIMEV 1597 Witnesses: 2
A prayer for the gifts of the Holy Ghost — five 6-line stanzas
160.   God that died for mans need / Give us grace will to speed
DIMEV 1598 Witnesses: 1
A treatise on Shrift and the Deadly Sins, illustrated by exempla
161.   God that died for us all
DIMEV 1599 Witnesses: 8
‘The Frere and the Boy’
162.   God that died upon a tree
DIMEV 1600 Witnesses: 3
The Smith and his Dame
163.   God that died upon a tree
DIMEV 1601 Witnesses: 14
John Page (attrib.): The Siege of Rouen
164.   God that his bread broke [God þat his bred brake / at his mawnde]
See 1011
165.   God that is Lord of all
DIMEV 1603.5 Witnesses: 1
Couplet in a stained glass roundel (early sixteenth century?)
166.   God that is in heaven bright
DIMEV 1602 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for the bearer of a book — one couplet
167.   God that is in majesty
DIMEV 1603 Witnesses: 1
Richard Rolle: Form of Living
168.   God that is mightful / Speed all rightful
DIMEV 1604 Witnesses: 6
A simple prayer in monorhyming lines; length varies
169.   God that is most of might
DIMEV 1605 Witnesses: 3
Humphrey Brereton (?): The Most Pleasant Song of Lady Bessy
170.   God that is our Savior [God þat ys owr Saviowr]
Refrain to 2641
171.   God that is so full of might
DIMEV 1606 Witnesses: 1
John Crophill
172.   God that is so full of might
DIMEV 1607 Witnesses: 2
‘Owayne Miles’
173.   God that is worthy and bold
DIMEV 1608 Witnesses: 2
Sir Torrent of Portyngale
174.   God that made both day and night
DIMEV 1609 Witnesses: 1
To the new moon — six lines
175.   God that made both earth and heaven [God that made bothe erthe and nevene / And alle this]
Sir Isumbras (London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II): see 1934
176.   God that madest all and sum
DIMEV 1610 Witnesses: 1
A prayer for use at St. Gregory’s Trental — thirteen lines, ends incompletely
177.   God that madest all thing of nought
DIMEV 1611 Witnesses: 1
A Prayer to God the Father — two six-line stanzas
178.   God that on the rood was rent [God þat on þe rode was rent / Grant me grace]
See 1016
179.   God that set up both sea and sand
DIMEV 1612 Witnesses: 1
A tale of Henry II — in 6-line tail-rime stanzas
180.   God that shaped both heaven and hell
DIMEV 1613 Witnesses: 2
‘The Stasyons of Ierusalem’
181.   God that shaped both sea and sand
DIMEV 1614 Witnesses: 1
Bosworth Field
182.   God that shaped both sea and sand
DIMEV 1615 Witnesses: 1
Laurence Minot: The Expedition of Edward III to Brabant
183.   God that sits in Trinity
DIMEV 1616 Witnesses: 1
A Tale of King Edward (?III) and the Shepherd — ninety-one 12-line stanzas
184.   God that sitteth in Trinity [God þat sytteth in trinite / Amend this world if thi will it be]
Burden to 6141
185.   God that sitteth in Trinity
DIMEV 1616.5 Witnesses: 1
Monumental brass inscription — one couplet
186.   God that was born in the borough of Bethlehem [God þat was borne in þe borough of bethelem]
See 1018
187.   God thee endow with a crown of glory
DIMEV 1617 Witnesses: 2
Pageant verses, words of address of the fourteen virgins to Henry VI, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Pars Septima, Henrici Sexti — one stanza rhyme royal
188.   God thee endow with a crown of glory [God the endewe with a crowne off glorie]
Roundel inserted in the ‘Ordinanunces ffor the kyng’: see 6060
189.   God Thou have mercy of me
DIMEV 1618 Witnesses: 1
The Fifty-first Psalm — 134 alliterative lines, in twelve-line stanzas with two final lines
190.   God through Thy might and Thy mercy
DIMEV 1619 Witnesses: 1
John the Reeve and the King
191.   God turn us every dream to good
DIMEV 1620 Witnesses: 6
Geoffrey Chaucer: House of Fame
192.   God was bore God was well bore
DIMEV 1621 Witnesses: 1
‘For þe falyon rankelyng fester’
193.   God was I-bore in Bethlehem
DIMEV 1622 Witnesses: 1
Charm against thieves — roughly four couplets, then a prose passage, then two couplets
194.   God was I-born in Bedlam / I-born he was to Jerusalem
DIMEV 1623 Witnesses: 1
A charm against wolves and thieves (perhaps originally addressed to Woden) — in rough couplets
195.   God with blissful bields
DIMEV 1624 Witnesses: 1
Treatise on sin and salvation through repentance; probably a fragment of a longer work — in couplets
196.   God with His angels I have forloren
DIMEV 1625 Witnesses: 2
The lament of a damned soul — three couplets
197.   God wot great cause these wives have among
DIMEV 0.994.5 Witnesses: 0
See 3400-3
198.   God would that every wife that woneth in this land [God wold that euery wife that wonnyth in this land]
See 1098
199.   Godfrey the good
DIMEV 1627 Witnesses: 1
On bequeathing worldly possessions — three couplets
200.   Gods bower as thou gan build
DIMEV 1628 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — acephalous; last three lines of first (?) stanza, plus eight 9-line stanzas, abababaab
201.   Gods chosen whoso will be
DIMEV 1629 Witnesses: 1
Richard Rolle: De modo vivendi
202.   Gods grace be in this place
See 5028.
203.   Gods grace is ready both early and late
DIMEV 1630 Witnesses: 1
The debate between nurture and kind — 68 lines in 8-line stanzas
204.   Gods great goodness and His long abiding
DIMEV 1631 Witnesses: 1
On the punishment for sin and reward for amendment granted by God and Christ — two couplets in a Latin sermon
205.   Gods ordinance as in scripture doth lead
DIMEV 1632 Witnesses: 1
Reminder to obey king and remain at peace with neighbors — four lines
206.   Gods ore
DIMEV 1633 Witnesses: 1
Inducements to repentance — four short lines translating a Latin text
207.   Gods Son and Lord omnipotent
DIMEV 1634 Witnesses: 1
‘A patre unigenitus’
208.   Gods Son for the love of man
DIMEV 1635 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — four quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Make we mery in this fest / For verbum caro factum est
209.   Gods Son is born
DIMEV 1636 Witnesses: 1
A song of the Nativity — five 9-line stanzas (ababcdddc) and 4-line burden: ‘Blyssid be that lady bryght / That bare a chyld off great myght / Withoute peyne as it ws right / Mayd mother marye’
210.   Gods Son O shining bright splendour
DIMEV 1637 Witnesses: 1
‘Splendor paterne glorie’
211.   Gods Son passing from place supernal
DIMEV 1638 Witnesses: 1
‘Verbum supernum supernis’
212.   Gods Son that was so free
DIMEV 1639 Witnesses: 1
A song of the Passion with ‘O and I’ refrain — five 12-line stanzas
213.   Gods wreche late awreaketh
DIMEV 1640 Witnesses: 1
A tag translating the Latin ‘Lento pede procedet divinitas &c’, which precedes it — one monorhyming couplet
214.   Gold and all this worlds win is nought but Christs rood
DIMEV 1641 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
215.   Good bidder good warner
DIMEV 1642 Witnesses: 18
A proverbial phrase in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
216.   Good day Sir Christmas our King / for every man
DIMEV 1643 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Good day’ refrain and burden: ‘Go day go day / My lord syre cristemasse go day’
217.   Good God make me for Thy love and Thy desire
DIMEV 1644 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to Jesus — one 9-line stanza
218.   Good gossip [Good gosyp]
Refrain to 3795
219.   Good gossips mine a [Good gossippis myn a]
Refrain to 2274
220.   Good help hast thou man and priest [God help hastou man & prest]
See 3376
221.   Good maidens should we make in mind
DIMEV 1645 Witnesses: 1
De sancta Christina virgine et martire
222.   Good potage half meal
DIMEV 1646 Witnesses: 1
Domestic advice — three lines
223.   Good sir pray I thee
DIMEV 1647 Witnesses: 1
An early fragmentary carol — one quatrain (aaab) and burden: ‘Icham of Irlaunde / Ant of the holy londe / Of Irlande’
224.   Good workmen full of weariness
DIMEV 1648 Witnesses: 1
Four types of worthy men, in a Latin sermon de ascensione domini — four monorhyming lines
225.   Goodly fair which I most love and dread [Goodly fayre which y most loue and drede]
See 3926
226.   Goodman fool ass lout
DIMEV 1649 Witnesses: 1
A book motto — three couplets
227.   Goodness in godhead
DIMEV 1650 Witnesses: 1
John Waldeby
228.   Goods gotten in haste
DIMEV 1651 Witnesses: 1
Proverb about hastely-acquired goods — one couplet
229.   Gooseflesh thou may not eat
DIMEV 1651.5 Witnesses: 1
A couplet accompanying an illustration at the foot of the page. See also 2316.5.
230.   Grace and manners maketh a man
DIMEV 1652 Witnesses: 2
A proverbial couplet
231.   Grace of our offending [Grace of oure offendynge]
DIMEV 0.1009.5 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 1009.5; see New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M775 version of 5980
232.   Grace pity and gentleness
DIMEV 1653 Witnesses: 1
Proverbial admonitions — four couplets
233.   Graceless gallant in all thy lust and pride [Grasles galante in all thy luste and pryde]
See stanza 2 of 268
234.   Gracious and gay on her light all my thought
DIMEV 1654 Witnesses: 1
A description of his fair mistress — five cross-rhymed quatrains
235.   Gracious Lord for Thy bitter passion
DIMEV 1655 Witnesses: 3
A prayer by the Five Wounds — fifty-four lines in quatrains and couplets
236.   Grant gracious God grant me this time
DIMEV 1656 Witnesses: 3
Scottish Feilde
237.   Grant me the will of weeping
DIMEV 1657 Witnesses: 1
Devotions to the crucified Christ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
238.   Grant me to teach Lord that been unwise
DIMEV 1658 Witnesses: 1
Prayer of the Seven Ghostly Works of Mercy — one stanza rhyme royal
239.   Grant us faith mightful Father first in Trinity
DIMEV 1659 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for the Seven Virtues — one stanza rhyme royal
240.   Great advertence
DIMEV 1660 Witnesses: 1
John Hurleston
241.   Great aport in highness
DIMEV 1661 Witnesses: 1
‘Ista tria sunt dyshonowret quia sunt confusores cuiuscunque regni et ciuitati’
242.   Great ferly it is why men that fraisten
DIMEV 1662 Witnesses: 1
‘Of þo flode of þo world’
243.   Great heaviness of blood
DIMEV 1663 Witnesses: 1
On pride — two couplets translating ‘Nobilitas generis, prelacio copia rerum’, which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
244.   Great hunting by rivers and wood
DIMEV 1664 Witnesses: 1
The dangers of excessive sports — a couplet
245.   Great marvel and wonder I have in my conceit
DIMEV 1665 Witnesses: 1
On sudden anger — one stanza rhyme royal
246.   Great peril is in hasty beholding [Gret perill is in hasty biholdyng]
See 3546
247.   Great reason Cleopatra is thy kindess
DIMEV 1666 Witnesses: 1
Geoffrey Chaucer (attrib.): ‘þe neyne worshipfullest ladyes’
248.   Greater matter of dole and heaviness
DIMEV 1667 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate: A Complaint for lack of mercy
249.   Green flowering of your manly countenance
DIMEV 1668 Witnesses: 1
Let never the love of true lovers be lost: a young lady to her lover — fifteen lines
250.   Green groweth the holly so doth the ivy [Grene growith þe holy so doth þe Iue]
See 678
251.   Grievous is my sorrow / Both even and morrow
DIMEV 1669 Witnesses: 1
A song of secular love-longing — fourteen 8-line stanzas including refrain phrase, ‘That unkyndnes haith kyllyd me’
252.   Grievous is my sorrow / both even and morrow
DIMEV 1670 Witnesses: 1
Appeal of Christ to man — seven 8-line stanzas including refrain: ‘Ye wil not frome synne refrayne’
253.   Ground take in virtue by patriarchs old
DIMEV 1671 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: ‘Letabundus’
254.   Ground thee in patience
DIMEV 1672 Witnesses: 1
Exhortations to be prepared for death — four quatrains
255.   Grudge on who list this is my lot [Grudge on who liste this ys my lott / Nothing to want if it ware not]
Burden to 3671
256.   Guile and gold together arn met
DIMEV 1673 Witnesses: 1
Of covetous guile — five quatrains and burden: ‘Now go gyle gyle gyle / Now go gile gyle go’
257.   Guk guk good day sir gape while ye get it
DIMEV 1674 Witnesses: 1
Robert Henryson: ‘Sum practysis of Medecyne’
258.   Gula is shameles
DIMEV 1675 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
259.   Gup Christian Clowt gup Jack of the Vale [Gup Christian Clowte gup Iak of the Vale]
Refrain of 743
260.   Gup Scot
DIMEV 1676 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton: ‘Against Dundas’
261.   Gyf
See ‘If’