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1.   Labor in youth whilst health will last
DIMEV 3017 Witnesses: 1
Proverbial couplet urging one to work in youth, rest in age — one couplet
2.   Lady blissful of mickle might
DIMEV 3018 Witnesses: 1
‘O gloriosa domina excelsa’
3.   Lady for their bliss
DIMEV 3019 Witnesses: 1
On the Five Joys of the Virgin Mary
4.   Lady for these joys seven
DIMEV 3020 Witnesses: 1
A simple prayer to the Virgin — a quatrain concluding 758
5.   Lady for Thy joys five [Lady for they Ioyes ffyue]
See 3414
6.   Lady for Thy Son sake / Save me fro the fiends black
DIMEV 3021 Witnesses: 1
Dialogue between a dying person, Death, the Fiend, an Angel, the Virgin Mary, Christ, and God
7.   Lady hallowed in Gods laws
DIMEV 3022 Witnesses: 1
‘A tretys of oure ladye howe sche was wedded’
8.   Lady help Jesu mercy [Lade helpe Ihesu merce / Timor mortis conturbat me]
Burden to 1152
9.   Lady I thank Thee with heart swith mild
DIMEV 3023 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — eight long lines in couplets with medial rhyme
10.   Lady Mary maiden sweet / That art so good fair and free
DIMEV 3024 Witnesses: 1
An Orison to the Virgin Mary
11.   Lady mine which cleped Cleo
DIMEV 3025 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of verse addressed to ‘Cleo’ — two unrhymed lines
12.   Lady of love ye will me lese
DIMEV 3026 Witnesses: 2
An address to his lady — two quatrains (abab)
13.   Lady of pity for thy sorrows that thou haddest
DIMEV 3027 Witnesses: 1
Geoffrey Chaucer (attrib.)
14.   Lady queen I pray Thee to govern me in good lore
DIMEV 3028 Witnesses: 1
A prayer by Christ’s shedding blood — five monorhyming quatrains
15.   Lady Saint Mary mother and maid
DIMEV 3029 Witnesses: 1
A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eleven monorhyming quatrains
16.   Lady sweet and mild / for love of thine child
DIMEV 3030 Witnesses: 3
A miracle of the Virgin Mary, how Our Lady’s Psalter was found — in 6-line stanzas
17.   Laid upon shelf in leaves all to-torn
DIMEV 3031 Witnesses: 1
Coplande’s Envoy to Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls in Chaucer, Geoffrey, The assemblie of foules Here foloweth the assemble of foules veray pleasaunt and compendyous to rede or here compyled by the preclared and famous clerke Geffray Chaucer, [Imprynted in london: In Flete strete at the sygne of the Sonne agaynste the condyte, by me Wynkyn de Worde, The. xxiiij. day of Ianuary, in the yere of our lorde. M.CCCCC. amp; xxx. (1530)]
18.   Lapidauerunt stephanum
Refrain element to 6402
19.   Largess largess largess ay [Lerges lerges lerges ay / Lerges of this new yeirday]
Burden to 1316
20.   Lat (verb)
See under ‘Let’
21.   Late as I went on mine playing / I set my heart all in solace
DIMEV 3032 Witnesses: 2
Appeal of Christ to Man — fourteen 8-line stanzas with the refrain, ‘Quid vltra debui facere
22.   Late on a night as I lay sleeping
DIMEV 3033 Witnesses: 1
An erotic dream vision — five quatrains
23.   Late when Aurora of Titan took leave
DIMEV 3034 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate
24.   Laud honor praisings thanks infinite
DIMEV 3035 Witnesses: 7
Gavin Douglas: The XIII Bukes of Eneados
25.   Laud of our Lord up to the heaven is raised
DIMEV 3036 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: The Miracles of St. Edmund
26.   Laus honor virtus gloria / Et tibi decus Maria
Burden to 161
27.   Law and lose and rich
DIMEV 3037 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
28.   Law is laid under grave
DIMEV 3038 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
29.   Lawrence well the name has taken
DIMEV 3039 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
30.   Le roy cuuayte nos deneres
DIMEV 3040 Witnesses: 4
Walter of Guisborough: Chronicle
31.   Learn bodily to live
DIMEV 3041 Witnesses: 1
Do Evil and Be Feared, satirical injunctions on the evil life — nine 8-line stanzas
32.   Learn thou unkind man to be kind
DIMEV 3042 Witnesses: 1
Have Pity on Christ
33.   Learn to love as I love thee
DIMEV 3043 Witnesses: 3
The Christ Child Shivering with Cold
34.   Led I the dance a midsummer day
DIMEV 3044 Witnesses: 1
Jack and the Dancing Maid
35.   Leech o the lazars lawfully I-lened
DIMEV 3045 Witnesses: 2
Christ the Physician
36.   Left our hearts with good intent [Lefte owr hertes wiþ good entent / & thanke [g]od þat al hath sent]
Burden to 2041
37.   Len puet fere et defere
DIMEV 3046 Witnesses: 2
On the King’s Breaking the Magna Charta
38.   Lend me your pretty mouth madame
DIMEV 3047 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
39.   Lent came there afterward that six week I-lasteth
DIMEV 3048 Witnesses: 22
South English Legendary
40.   Lent is an holy time / In which folk will them shrive
DIMEV 3049 Witnesses: 1
Poem on Shrift, based on the last 92 lines of the Quadragesima section in the South English Legendary — quatrains (abab or abcb) with one six-line stanza (aabccb)
41.   Lenten is come with love to town / with blossom and with birds roun
DIMEV 3050 Witnesses: 1
Lenten is come with love to town — three 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
42.   Lenten is comen with love to town
The Thrush and the Nightingale (Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS] copy): see 5052
43.   Lenten ought we to love in lede / and worship it…
DIMEV 3051 Witnesses: 9
Northern Homily Cycle
44.   Leo the pope findeth by writing
DIMEV 3052 Witnesses: 1
Eight lines translating the Latin (11 lines): ‘Leo papa Nichil est validus’, etc.
45.   Let all men see
DIMEV 3052.5 Witnesses: 1
Verses in windows of the Guildhall in Norwich (1535).
46.   Let be your wanton business
DIMEV 3053 Witnesses: 1
An erotic song — one quatrain
47.   Let fall down thine eye and lift up thy heart
DIMEV 3054 Witnesses: 1
Behold thy maker: wall inscription — one 8-line stanza
48.   Let for thy sin
DIMEV 3055 Witnesses: 1
On sin and repentance — five lines with Latin key words, ‘Desine’ &c.
49.   Let leave him that mickle speaketh
DIMEV 3056 Witnesses: 2
John Grimestone
50.   Let love to love go kindly and soft
DIMEV 3057 Witnesses: 2
On the nature of love — eight quatrains
51.   Let no man boast of cunning ne virtue
DIMEV 3058 Witnesses: 8
John Lydgate: ‘Midsomer Rose’
52.   Let no man come into this hall
DIMEV 3059 Witnesses: 1
A carol of Christmas sports — three quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Make we mery bothe more & lasse / ffor now ys þe tyme of crystymas’
53.   Let not us that young men be
DIMEV 3060 Witnesses: 1
Henry VIII (attrib.)
54.   Let reason rule thee that this book shall read
DIMEV 3061 Witnesses: 1
A book plate — two couplets
55.   Let search your minds ye of high consideration
DIMEV 3062 Witnesses: 1
A political song on the birth of Prince Arthur, ‘the soveren sede’ — one stanza rhyme royal
56.   Let see your hand my lady dame empress
DIMEV 3063 Witnesses: 1
A Dialogue between Death and the Lady — two 8-line stanzas
57.   Let thy neighbor thy friendship feel [Lat thy neyghbor thy frenshyp fele]
See Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) copy (lines 9-10) of 5530
58.   Let thy wit pass they will [Lat thy wyt passe thy wyll]
See Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) copy (lines 25-6) of 5530
59.   Let thy work thy word pass
DIMEV 3064 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial couplet
60.   Let us advise this day primordial
DIMEV 3065 Witnesses: 1
‘Primo dierum omnium’
61.   Letabundus exultet fidelys chorus Alleluia
Burden to 3817
62.   Letabundus ffrancisco decantet clerus alleluia
Burden to 3736
63.   Leuedi
See under ‘Lady’
64.   Leve ye me [Leue ye me]
Refrain to 525
65.   Lewd men be not lered in lore / As clerks been in holy writ
DIMEV 3066 Witnesses: 6
Dialogue between St. Bernard and the Virgin Mary concerning the Passion — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
66.   Lex is laid a-down / And veritas is but small
DIMEV 3067 Witnesses: 4
Evils of the Time — four lines (aabb)
67.   Lex is laid and litherly looks
DIMEV 3068 Witnesses: 1
Twenty lines on the Evils of the Times, in couplets
68.   Lex lieth down overall fallax fraus fallit vbique [Lex lyþ doun oueral fallax fraus fallit vbique]
See 4427
69.   Libro lering In libro men shall read [Libro seryng In libro men schul rede]
DIMEV 0.1871.3 Witnesses: 0
See 2527 (also formerly listed as 1871.3)
70.   Lie thou me near leman in thine arms
DIMEV 3069 Witnesses: 1
A lyric scrap
71.   Lief brother I beseech thee [Lefe broder I beseke þe]
See 3077
72.   Lief friend now beeth still
DIMEV 3070 Witnesses: 1
The Harrowing of Hell
73.   Lief in thy rock ne is no thief
DIMEV 3071 Witnesses: 1
Nicholas Bozon: Contes moraliseés
74.   Lief is the wren
DIMEV 3072 Witnesses: 1
On the wren — four lines
75.   Lief listeneth to me
DIMEV 3073 Witnesses: 1
The Ten Wives Tales
76.   Lief lithes to me / Two words or three / Of one that was fair and free
DIMEV 3074 Witnesses: 1
Sir Percyvelle of Galles
77.   Lief Lord my soul Thou spare
DIMEV 3075 Witnesses: 5
‘Pety Iob’
78.   Lief love my love no longer it like
DIMEV 3076 Witnesses: 3
Walter Kennedy: ‘Pious Counsale’
79.   Lief man I beseech thee
DIMEV 3077 Witnesses: 4
Flee the Deadly Sins
80.   Lief men this beth the ten hest
DIMEV 3078 Witnesses: 1
A note on the Ten Commandments — eight couplets
81.   Lyes & rest nott in ȝowr syn
Refrain or envoy to 317
82.   Life lasting love having
DIMEV 3079 Witnesses: 1
Bliss evermore — one couplet in a Latin sermon
83.   Lift up the eyes of your advertence
DIMEV 3080 Witnesses: 4
John Lydgate: ‘Thoroughfare of Woe’
84.   Lift up your hearts and be glad / In Christs birth the angel bade
DIMEV 3081 Witnesses: 1
A New Year song of Good Cheer — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘What cher gud cher gud cher / Be mery & glad this gud new yere’
85.   Light burn that angel bright
DIMEV 3082 Witnesses: 2
‘Vite Ade et Eue’
86.   Light into the world now doth spring and shine
DIMEV 3083 Witnesses: 3
On the resignation of Pope Felix in favour of Pope Nicholas V, translating a Latin line which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — one couplet
87.   Like as great waters increasen into floods fele
DIMEV 3084 Witnesses: 4
A song of ‘Galaunt’ (an acrostic of the Deadly Sins) — rhyme royal stanzas
88.   Like as the Bible maketh mention
DIMEV 3085 Witnesses: 6
John Lydgate: ‘Legend of St. Austin at Compton’
89.   Like as women have faces
DIMEV 3086 Witnesses: 1
On desireable and undesireable attributes of women — one cross-rhymed quatrain
90.   List
See also Listen, Listeneth, etc.
91.   List and lithe a little space / I shall you gell a pretty case
DIMEV 3087 Witnesses: 1
‘þe Goode Wyfe tauȝt hyr Douȝter’
92.   List when Arthur he was king
DIMEV 3088 Witnesses: 1
The Grene Knight
93.   Listen all great and small / I shall you tell a little tale
DIMEV 3089 Witnesses: 1
Chateau d’Amour
94.   Listen all I will you tell [Lysten alle I wyll ȝou telle / Of mekyl peyne…]
See 3124
95.   Listen and listeneth and harkeneth aright
DIMEV 3090 Witnesses: 27
Gamelyn
96.   Listen friends and hold you still
DIMEV 3091 Witnesses: 1
‘Wyfe lapped in a Morrelles Skin’
97.   Listen goodmen with your leave
DIMEV 3092 Witnesses: 4
Cursor Mundi
98.   Listen lordings and ye shall hear
DIMEV 3093 Witnesses: 2
Sir Cleges — in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
99.   Listen lordings both great and small [Lystyns lordyngs bothe grete and smale / And takis gude…]
24-line prologue of Thomas of Erceldoune’s Prophecy (Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS] text): see 620
100.   Listen lordings by the days of Arthur [Listine lordings by the dayis off Arthure]
See 2282
101.   Listen lordings that of marvels like to hear
DIMEV 3094 Witnesses: 1
Robert the Deuyll
102.   Listen lordings what I shall say
DIMEV 3095 Witnesses: 1
A song in honour of St. Katherine — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Salue Caterina’ refrain and burden: A a a a / Salue Caterri[n]a
103.   Listen lords great and small
DIMEV 3096 Witnesses: 1
The Turke and Gawin
104.   Listen lords in good entent
DIMEV 3097 Witnesses: 57
Geoffrey Chaucer: Sir Thopas
105.   Listen lords veriment
DIMEV 3098 Witnesses: 1
Shoemaker’s Testament
106.   Listen man if thou wilt hear / Of thing that is bothe digne & dear
DIMEV 3099 Witnesses: 2
The Seven Sacraments, illustrated by exempla — 456 lines in couplets
107.   Listen man listen to me
DIMEV 3100 Witnesses: 2
Christ’s Appeal from the Cross — five couplets inserted in the Speculum Sacerdotale
108.   Listen mild Wrought our bones with weeping
DIMEV 3101 Witnesses: 1
William Herebert: ‘Audi benigne conditor’
109.   Listeneth all a little throw [Lustneþ alle a lutel þrowe]
See London, British Library Harley 2253 copy of 5215
110.   Listeneth all and harkeneth me
DIMEV 3102 Witnesses: 2
‘þe lyf of Eufemyan of Rome’
111.   Listeneth all and ye shall hear
DIMEV 3103 Witnesses: 2
‘How the Wyse Man Taght Hys Son’
112.   Listeneth all as well as one / What telleth here good Saint John
DIMEV 3104 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
113.   Listeneth all here anon / What telleth us good Saint John
DIMEV 3105 Witnesses: 1
Northern Hamily Cycle
114.   Listeneth all I shall you tell / What Matthew says in our gospel
DIMEV 3106 Witnesses: 8
Northern Homily Cycle
115.   Listeneth all that been in life
DIMEV 3107 Witnesses: 13
‘Titus and Vespasian’
116.   Listeneth awhile and think ye not long
DIMEV 3108 Witnesses: 1
Verse sermon on Psalm 23:3-4 — 33 stanzas (abab)
117.   Listeneth both great and small / I will you tellen a little tale
DIMEV 3109 Witnesses: 1
Legend of Theophilus — 107 6-line stanzas
118.   Listeneth lordings a little stound
DIMEV 3110 Witnesses: 2
Syre Gawene and the Carle of Carelyle
119.   Listeneth lordings a new song I shall begin
DIMEV 3111 Witnesses: 1
On the Execution of Sir Simon Fraser
120.   Listeneth lordings and ye shullen hear
DIMEV 3112 Witnesses: 2
‘How the Wyse Man Tawght His Son’
121.   Listeneth lordings both great and small
DIMEV 3113 Witnesses: 4
Song in honour of St. Thomas of Canterbury — in quatrains (aaab) with Latin caudae and burden: A a a a / Nu[nc] gaudet ecclesia
122.   Listeneth lordings both elde and young
DIMEV 3114 Witnesses: 1
A carol of the Nativity — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Of a rose a louely rose / Of a rose is al myn song’
123.   Listeneth lordings both young and old / Of the French men that were so proud and bold
DIMEV 3115 Witnesses: 1
The Song about the Flemish Insurrection
124.   Listeneth lordings gent and free
DIMEV 3116 Witnesses: 9
Sir Degare
125.   Listeneth lordings I will you tell [Lystyns lordyngis I will ȝow tell / Off mekyll pete…]
See 3124
126.   Listeneth lordings I you beseek
DIMEV 3117 Witnesses: 1
The Braggart and his Baselard
127.   Listeneth lordings I you pray
DIMEV 3117.5 Witnesses: 3
How a merchande dyd hys wyfe betray or A penniworth of witte
128.   Listeneth lordings if ye will dwell [Lystonythe lordinges yf ye will dwell / Of a doughty man…]
Sir Beues of Hamtoun (B Text): See 3250
129.   Listeneth lordings lief and dear / Ye that will of the Sunday hear
DIMEV 3118 Witnesses: 2
‘þe visions of seynt poul’
130.   Listeneth lordings more and less [Lystenyt lordyngs more and lees / I bryng yow…]
See 756
131.   Listeneth lordings to my tale
DIMEV 3119 Witnesses: 3
A Lament of the Virgin Mary — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd)
132.   Listeneth lords lief in land / Sothly saws I will you tell
DIMEV 3120 Witnesses: 3
‘A Disputisoun bi-twene Child Ihesu and Maistres of the Lawe of Jewus’
133.   Listeneth now and haveth list
DIMEV 3121 Witnesses: 1
An exposition of the Pater Noster — 128 lines in couplets
134.   Listeneth now and ye shall hear / Talking of a good matere
DIMEV 3122 Witnesses: 3
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls, with a 16-line prologue — in couplets
135.   Listeneth now I shall you tell
DIMEV 3123 Witnesses: 1
Syr Harrowde þe Gode Baron
136.   Listeneth now I will you tell / Of mickle pity I may you spell
DIMEV 3124 Witnesses: 13
‘Northern Passion’
137.   Listeneth now lordings and I will you tell / How the world I-made was [Listneþ now lordynges and I wil ȝou telle / How þe world ymade was]
DIMEV 0.1907.5 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 1907.5; now included in 5451.
138.   Listeneth ye goodly gentlemen and all that been herein
DIMEV 3125 Witnesses: 1
The Marchand and hys Sone
139.   Listeneth ye that list to learn
DIMEV 3126 Witnesses: 1
An English astrological poem — about ten pages
140.   Litany is a song as ye may oft I-see
DIMEV 3127 Witnesses: 20
‘Letania maior et minor’
141.   Lithe and listen both old and young
DIMEV 3128 Witnesses: 2
A carol of the Nativity — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Of a rose a louely rose / Of a rose I syng a song’
142.   Lithe and listen gentlemen
DIMEV 3129 Witnesses: 6
The Little Gest of Robin Hood
143.   Lithe and listeneth the life of a lord rich
DIMEV 3130 Witnesses: 1
The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell
144.   Lither look and twinkling
DIMEV 3131 Witnesses: 2
Signs of Lechery — five lines
145.   Little and mickle old and young / Listeneth now…
DIMEV 3132 Witnesses: 3
Octavian (Northern version)
146.   Little child sithen your tender infancy
DIMEV 3133 Witnesses: 4
‘The Book of Courtesy’
147.   Little children here you may lere / Much courtesy that is reckoned here
DIMEV 3134 Witnesses: 9
‘The Lytylle Childrenes Lytil Boke’
148.   Little is lithe by Lytham
DIMEV 3135 Witnesses: 1
One quatrain (or eight lines?) of rhyming, alliterative verse about places in the northwest of England.
149.   Little John sith your tender infancy [Lytell Iohan sith your tender enfancye]
See 3133
150.   Little joy is soon done [Lytyll ioye ys son done]
Refrain to 3344
151.   Little wot hit any man [Lytel wot hit any mon / hou loue hym haueþ y-bounde]
See London, British Library Harley 2253 version of 3127
152.   Little wot it any man / how derne love may stand
DIMEV 3136 Witnesses: 1
The Way of Woman’s Love
153.   Little wot it any man how derne love was found
DIMEV 3137 Witnesses: 2
A song of the love of Christ — five 6-line stanzas with 2-line refrain after each, ‘Ever and o night and day he haveth us in his thoghte / He nul nout leose þat he so deore boghte’
154.   Little wot it any man how true love bi-standeth
DIMEV 3138 Witnesses: 1
A song of the love of Our Lady — one stanza only
155.   Live not as a glutton still for to eat
DIMEV 3139 Witnesses: 1
On moderate diet — one couplet preceded by Non uiuas ut edas sed edas ut iuere possis
156.   Lives first and licham heal
DIMEV 3140 Witnesses: 1
Health of body and soul — six lines with added 7th line between 2 and 3
157.   Lo all that ever I spent some time had I
DIMEV 3141 Witnesses: 1
On giving, spending, and lending: common tombstone verses — four gnomic monorhyming lines with a Latin version (earliest citation A.D. 1410)
158.   Lo by the sentence of prudent Solomon
DIMEV 3142 Witnesses: 3
Pageant verses by Cleanness at the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432, in Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — two stanzas of rhyme royal
159.   Lo Carmentis this lady that ye see
DIMEV 3143 Witnesses: 1
Carmentis, Tubal Cain, and Saturnus — three quatrains
160.   Lo fool how the day goth
DIMEV 3144 Witnesses: 1
Up betimes! — one quatrain (abab)
161.   Lo he that can be Christs clerk
DIMEV 3145 Witnesses: 1
Against the Lollards — 152 lines in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain: ‘Defende us all fro Lollardie’
162.   Lo he that is all wholly yours so free
DIMEV 3146 Witnesses: 1
A love letter: a plea to his mistress — nine stanzas rhyme royal
163.   Lo here is a lad light
DIMEV 3147 Witnesses: 1
Poem on Delight, from a pageant — ten 6-line stanzas
164.   Lo here is noted and put in memory
DIMEV 3148 Witnesses: 3
The masses to be sung over the tomb of Henry V, translating Latin list which precedes these verses, and followed by Envoy, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Quinti — eight stanzas rhyme royal including 4-stanza Envoy
165.   Lo here this lady that ye may see
DIMEV 3149 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate: A Mumming at London
166.   Lo here this noble poet of Britain
DIMEV 3150 Witnesses: 1
Tribute to Geoffrey Chaucer — rhyme royal
167.   Lo here two kings right perfect and right good
DIMEV 3151 Witnesses: 8
John Lydgate
168.   Lo I chief princess Dame Sapience
DIMEV 3152 Witnesses: 3
Pageant verses by Sapience at the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432, in Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — one stanza rhyme royal
169.   Lo in this song with harmony
DIMEV 3153 Witnesses: 1
George Ripley (attrib.): Cantilena
170.   Lo King Arthur full manly and full wise
DIMEV 3154 Witnesses: 1
King Arthur, Charlemagne, and David — three quatrains
171.   Lo leman sweet now may thou see
DIMEV 3155 Witnesses: 1
Appeal of Christ to Man, his ‘Lemman’ — two 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
172.   Lo Lord that thou hast loved right [Lo lorde þat þou haste louede ryght]
First line of disordered fragment (in Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, f. 87) of 3481
173.   Lo Moses bush shining unbrent
DIMEV 3156 Witnesses: 1
Types of the Virgin Mary: Burning bush, Gideon’s fleece, Aaron’s rod, Star of Jacob — a song of five quatrains (aaab) and 3-line burden: ‘Hayl godys sone in trinite / Te secund in diuinite / Thy moder is a may’
174.   Lo these fond sots
DIMEV 3157 Witnesses: 3
John Skelton: ‘Agaynst the prowde Scottes’
175.   Lo this noble and victorious conqueror
DIMEV 3158 Witnesses: 1
On the Kings of England from William the Conqueror to Edward II — ten rhyme royal stanzas
176.   Lo thus sayeth Arnold of the New Town
DIMEV 3159 Witnesses: 2
Alchemical verses ascribed to ‘Chavcer’ — in couplets
177.   Lo Tubal came that first found art of song [Lo Tubal cayme þat furste fonde arte of songe]
DIMEV 0.1931.8 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 1931.8; second stanza of 3143
178.   Lo worldly folks though this process of death / Be not sweet…
DIMEV 3160 Witnesses: 1
Visio Fulberti
179.   Loath to bed
DIMEV 3161 Witnesses: 2
On sloth — two short couplets translating, ‘Ad lettum gressum tardat piger in huic qȝ recessum’ which follows
180.   Loath to offend / willing to please
DIMEV 3162 Witnesses: 3
On suffrance — two couplets
181.   [Loa]thly looks […thely lokys]
DIMEV 3513.1 Witnesses: 1
Fragmentary opening line of an 8-line fragment, apparently attacking extreme fashions in dress by appeal to Christ ‘vpon the rode’ — ten lines
182.   Lodge me dear heart in your arms twain
DIMEV 3163 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
183.   London thou art of towns a per se
DIMEV 3164 Witnesses: 5
William Dunbar (attrib.): To the City of London
184.   London thou art the flower of cities all [London þou art the flowr of cities all]
Refrain to 3164
185.   Long beard heartless / Painted hood witless
DIMEV 3165 Witnesses: 24
Tag made by the Scots in the reign of Edward III against the effeminate English, and affixed to the door of St. Peter’s Church at Stangate — four monorhyming lines
186.   Long have I made of ladies white
DIMEV 3166 Witnesses: 2
William Dunbar: ‘On ane blakmoir’
187.   Long sleepers and overleapers
DIMEV 3167 Witnesses: 17
On clerics lazy in their liturgy, a tag in the Fasciculus morum, normally seven lines, aabcbcb
188.   Long will be water in a well to keach
DIMEV 3168 Witnesses: 1
On the folly of heaping up riches — three stanzas rhyme royal
189.   Longing liking lasting on ruth
DIMEV 3169 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
190.   Look and lifteth up your head in high
DIMEV 3170 Witnesses: 1
A couplet in a Latin sermon
191.   Look before thee how thy life wasteth
DIMEV 3171 Witnesses: 2
Respice ante te, retro te…
192.   Look ere thine heart be set / Look thou woo ere thou be knit
DIMEV 3172 Witnesses: 1
A song against marrying unadvisedly — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man bewar of thin wowyng / For weddyng is the longe wo’
193.   Look ere thou speak
DIMEV 3173 Witnesses: 1
A moralizing tag preceding the proverbial tag (835), in one MS only
194.   Look his woning be clean I-dight
DIMEV 3174 Witnesses: 2
Friar Nicholas Philip
195.   Look how Flanders doth fare with his follyhead
DIMEV 3175 Witnesses: 1
‘A remembraunce of lii folyes’
196.   Look in thy mirrour and deem none other wight [Look in thy merour and deeme noon othir wiht]
Refrain to 6059
197.   Look man above thee is joy that ever shall last
DIMEV 3176 Witnesses: 1
‘Lok man beneyth the ys paine with owtyn rest’
198.   Look man to Jesu Christ I-nailed on the rood
DIMEV 3177 Witnesses: 1
A paraphrase of ‘Respice in faciem Xi’, etc. — six irregular lines
199.   Look now friar
DIMEV 3178 Witnesses: 1
Giraldus Cambrensis: Speculum Ecclesie
200.   Look on this writing man for thy devotion
DIMEV 3179 Witnesses: 1
An exhortation to hear Mass — thirteen stanzas rhyme royal
201.   Look out here Mayor with thy piled pate
DIMEV 3180 Witnesses: 2
Student abuse of the Mayor of London (not Cambridge as in Carleton Fairchild Brown, and Rossell Hope Robbins. The Index of Middle English Verse. New York: Printed for the Index Society by Columbia University Press, 1943) in A.D. 1418 — thirty irregular lines
202.   Look that thou for no friend be
DIMEV 3181 Witnesses: 2
John Grimestone
203.   Look thou to thy cradle and I to my stone
DIMEV 3182 Witnesses: 1
One couplet — translating Tu curias quando monstras; ego saxaque pando / Est amor in fando non est amor in sociando, which follows it
204.   Look to thy Lord man there hangeth He on rood
DIMEV 3183 Witnesses: 2
A paraphrase of ‘Respice in faciem Christi tui’ — twelve lines
205.   Look well about ye that lovers be
DIMEV 3184 Witnesses: 5
Beware of deceitful women — six stanzas rhyme royal with refrain: ‘Bewar therfor the blynde etith many a flye’
206.   Looking for her true love
DIMEV 3185 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a love song, possibly with this refrain
207.   Lord against Pride grant humility
DIMEV 3186 Witnesses: 1
A prayer against the Deadly Sins — one stanza rhyme royal
208.   Lord and God alway [Lord and god alwey / lovere of all mankynde]
See 4326
209.   Lord as Thou art one God ever buten end
DIMEV 3187 Witnesses: 1
The Fall of the Angels, Adam and Eve, Old Testament History, Life of Christ, etc. — 344 verses in quatrains
210.   Lord as Thou hang upon the Rood
DIMEV 3188 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to staunch blood — eight lines
211.   Lord be Thou my keeper
DIMEV 3189 Witnesses: 1
‘A praier for al personis’
212.   Lord blessed be Thy name [Lord blyssyd be þi name]
See 3228
213.   Lord Christ I Thee greet
DIMEV 3190 Witnesses: 1
An Orison of Our Lord — thirty-two couplets
214.   Lord Christ Thou havest us bought
DIMEV 3191 Witnesses: 1
Prayer to Christ — four 5-line stanzas in English, alternating with four stanzas in Old French
215.   Lord for Thy holy blessed name
DIMEV 3192 Witnesses: 1
A prayer — two couplets
216.   Lord for Thy mercy Thou me spare [Lord for thi mercy thou me spare / Forsothe my dayes to notȝ beth fare]
DIMEV 0.1950 Witnesses: 0
Verses 3-4 (f. 97rb) of 2270 (following Ralph Hanna, forthcoming)
217.   Lord God all-wielding / I beteach today into Thy hand
DIMEV 3193 Witnesses: 3
A general morning prayer — in couplets
218.   Lord God as Thou art all good
DIMEV 3194 Witnesses: 1
A devout prayer — fourteen lines
219.   Lord god in hands thine / I bequeath soul mine
DIMEV 3195 Witnesses: 1
In manus Tuas
220.   Lord God in Trinity [Lord god in trinite / þou boutyst man]
See 429
221.   Lord God in Trinity / Father and Son and Holy Ghost
DIMEV 3196 Witnesses: 1
‘For metyng of theues saie thou this charm’
222.   Lord God in Trinity / Give them heaven for to see
DIMEV 3197 Witnesses: 3
Sir Degrevant
223.   Lord God Jesu Christ God Almighty / I thank Thee with all…
DIMEV 3198 Witnesses: 1
Richard Rolle (attrib.)
224.   Lord God maker of all thing
DIMEV 3199 Witnesses: 1
A simple prayer to Christ — one quatrain
225.   Lord god preserve under thy mighty hand / the king the queen the people and this land
DIMEV 3200 Witnesses: 4
A prayer tag for England — one couplet
226.   Lord god that sittest in thy throne
DIMEV 3200.5 Witnesses: 1
Inscription over window portrait — one couplet
227.   Lord God to Thee we call
DIMEV 3201 Witnesses: 1
A paraphrase of the Fifty-first Psalm — forty-three couplets
228.   Lord God what is this worlds fare [Lord god what ys ys worldys fare / But ryal reuel etc.]
See 3237
229.   Lord how I shall me complain
DIMEV 3202 Witnesses: 2
A burlesque love song — eight 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘When I sleep I may not wake’
230.   Lord how should I rule me [Lord how scholde I roule me / Of al men ipreysyd to be]
Burden to 2362
231.   Lord I bid both day and night
DIMEV 3203 Witnesses: 1
Lord come to my feast — three couplets
232.   Lord I yield me guilty / That I never fed the hungry
DIMEV 3204 Witnesses: 2
A confession for negligence of the Works of Mercy — four 6-line stanzas
233.   Lord I-blessed be Thy name
DIMEV 3205 Witnesses: 1
Prayer in a passion sermon on Amore Langueo (possibly by Bromyard) for dominica in passione vel in die parasceue — 2 couplets
234.   Lord in hands Thine
DIMEV 3206 Witnesses: 1
Four lines occurring in Latin directions for visiting the sick — two couplets
235.   Lord in Thine anger up take me not / And in Thy wrath blame thou not me
DIMEV 3207 Witnesses: 14
Richard Maydestone
236.   Lord Jesu almighty king
DIMEV 3208 Witnesses: 1
Ayenbite of Inwyt
237.   Lord Jesu Christ Gods Son on live
DIMEV 3209 Witnesses: 1
A simple prayer by the five wounds — one couplet
238.   Lord Jesu Christ hery Thee of all Thy might
DIMEV 3210 Witnesses: 1
Praise for restoration of vision — one couplet
239.   Lord Jesu Christ I Thee bid for the five wound
DIMEV 3211 Witnesses: 1
Prayer to Christ who died on the cross for ‘me’ — four lines roughly monorhymin
240.   Lord Jesu Christ in Trinity / Three persons in unity
DIMEV 3212 Witnesses: 2
‘The Stacions of Rome’
241.   Lord Jesu Christ living God son
DIMEV 3213 Witnesses: 1
The York Hours of the Cross
242.   Lord Jesu Christ that sitteth above us
DIMEV 3214 Witnesses: 1
Christ have mercy, translating ‘Jhesu Christe Domine qui supra nos sedes…Multi sunt pudiculi circa lubare vils’ — four monorhyming lines
243.   Lord Jesu Christ Thou art so sweet [Lord ihesu cryst þu art so swete]
See Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24 copy of 3228
244.   Lord Jesu Thine ore
DIMEV 3215 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
245.   Lord Jesu Thy blessed life
DIMEV 3216 Witnesses: 1
Speculum Vite Christe
246.   Lord king of glory [Lorde kynge of glorye / Suche grace]
See 3231
247.   Lord Maker of all thing / Almighty God in Majesty
DIMEV 3217 Witnesses: 1
A miracle of the Virgin Mary: the Jewish Boy — 186 lines in quatrains, abab, mixed with twelves, ababababbcbc; and ending with a six of shorter lines by way of colophon, aabccb
248.   Lord my God all merciable / I thee beseech with heart stable
DIMEV 3218 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Aquinas (attrib.)
249.   Lord of us Thou have meaning
DIMEV 3219 Witnesses: 1
Memento nostri Domine
250.   Lord on all sinful here kneeling on their knee
DIMEV 0.1967.5 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 1967.5; concluding prayer to 6032
251.   Lord say me for the maiden love that thou thy mother calls
DIMEV 3220 Witnesses: 2
‘þe vision of sire William Banestre, knyght’
252.   Lord shield me from hell death at thilke grisly stound
DIMEV 3221 Witnesses: 1
William Herebert: ‘Libera me domine’
253.   Lord sung have I ofte / In my five wits with will and thought
DIMEV 3222 Witnesses: 2
‘An orison for sauynge of þe fyue wyttes’
254.   Lord sweet Jesu Christ have mercy of me
DIMEV 3223 Witnesses: 1
‘An orison to vr lord Ihu’
255.   Lord that art of mights most
DIMEV 3224 Witnesses: 2
A prayer to the Trinity — two 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
256.   Lord þat art of mihtes most / þe seuen ȝiftes
See 1597
257.   Lord that givest us many things
DIMEV 3225 Witnesses: 1
A prayer for benefactors and the souls of the faithful — two stanzas rhyme royal
258.   Lord that is of mights most
DIMEV 3226 Witnesses: 1
Athelston
259.   Lord that lendest us life and lookest each one lead
DIMEV 3227 Witnesses: 1
On the follies of fashion — five 7-line stanzas
260.   Lord that sheddest the blood of Thy side [Lord þat scheddest þe blode of þy syde]
See Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24 copy of 3228
261.   Lord that sheddest Thine own blood [Lord þat scheddest þyn owen blode]
See Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24 copy of 3228
262.   Lord that showedest wonders great [Lord þat schewdyst wondres gret]
See Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24 copy of 3228
263.   Lord that sufferedest hard torment
DIMEV 3228 Witnesses: 4
A series of eight prayers to Christ, each beginning ‘Lorde’ (except 4) scattered throughout a Latin Good Friday homily, ‘Amore langueo’: ‘Sermo de passione Cristi in die parasceueus facienda’, possibly by John Bromyard — in quatrains
264.   Lord the minding of Thee is so sweet
DIMEV 3229 Witnesses: 1
A meditation on the Passion — five lines
265.   Lord Thou clepedest me
DIMEV 3230 Witnesses: 1
Augustine of Hippo: Liber Confessione
266.   Lord thou king of glory
DIMEV 3231 Witnesses: 11
Richard Coer de Lion
267.   Lord thou me vouter with blood upon
DIMEV 3232 Witnesses: 1
A single couplet at the end of French verse tales from the Gospels
268.   Lord Thou that were stern and wrecheful
DIMEV 3233 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to Christ and His reply — eight lines
269.   Lord Thy flesh was mickle adrede
DIMEV 3234 Witnesses: 1
Meditations by the Events of the Passion — eleven 8-line stanzas
270.   Lord Thy passion / Woe Thee thinketh ariseth thereon
DIMEV 3235 Witnesses: 1
A remembrance of the Passion — six lines
271.   Lord undo my lips Jesu heaven king
DIMEV 3236 Witnesses: 1
York Hours of the Cross
272.   Lord what is this world weal
DIMEV 3237 Witnesses: 5
‘Gode rule ys out of remembrauns’
273.   Lord whereto is this world so gay
DIMEV 3238 Witnesses: 1
Translation of Cur mundus militat (Walther, Hans. Initia carmina ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Göttingen, 1959; 2nd ed. 1969, 3934) which precedes it (ff. 52v-53) — 40 lines in couplets
274.   Lord with thine ears
DIMEV 3239 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to Christ — one couplet in a Latin sermon
275.   Lord with this sustenance
DIMEV 3240 Witnesses: 2
Grace after supper — one 8-line stanza (aabccbdd)
276.   Lordings all and ye will hear
DIMEV 3241 Witnesses: 2
‘How the Wyse Man Tawght His Son’
277.   Lordings and ye will lith / Of o thing I shall you kith
DIMEV 3242 Witnesses: 2
Merita Misse
278.   Lordings courteous and hende
DIMEV 3243 Witnesses: 2
A miracle of the Virgin Mary: the Knight and his jealous wife
279.   Lordings digne and dear / Listen & ye may hear
DIMEV 3244 Witnesses: 1
Virtutes Missarum
280.   Lordings harkeneth to me tale [Lordinges herkneth to me tale / Is merier than the nightingale]
See 3250
281.   Lordings I warn you all before / if that day that Christ
DIMEV 3245 Witnesses: 6
Prognostics from the day on which Christmas falls.
282.   Lordings if it be your will / And ye will hear and hold you still
DIMEV 3246 Witnesses: 1
‘Vita Sancti Cristoferi’
283.   Lordings if ye will hold you still [Lordynges and ye wyll holde you styll]
See 3116
284.   Lordings less and more / listeneth all to my lore
DIMEV 3247 Witnesses: 1
Storia Lune
285.   Lordings lief and dear listeneth to me a stound
DIMEV 3248 Witnesses: 1
‘Symonye and Covetise’
286.   Lordings listen and hold you still
DIMEV 3249 Witnesses: 1
Durham Field
287.   Lordings listen and hold you still [Lordinges lysten and holde you styl]
See 3250
288.   Lordings listen and you shall hear [Lordynges lysten and youe shall heare / Of elders]
Sir Isumbras: see Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 261 (SC 21835) copy of 1934
289.   Lordings listeneth to my tale / That is merrier than the nightingalee
DIMEV 3250 Witnesses: 11
Sir Beues of Hamtoun
290.   Lordings quod he in churches when I preach
DIMEV 3251 Witnesses: 56
Geoffrey Chaucer: Pardoner’s Prologue
291.   Lordings that are lief and dear
DIMEV 3252 Witnesses: 1
Stanzaic Morte Arthur
292.   Lordings that be now here / If ye will listen and lere
DIMEV 3253 Witnesses: 4
Robert Brunne: Metrical Chronicle
293.   Lordings that been hende and free
DIMEV 3254 Witnesses: 1
Duke Rowlande and Sir Ottuell of Spayne
294.   Lordynges that here likes to dwell
The Seven Sages of Rome: see London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX copy of 4986
295.   Lordings there is in Yorkshire as I guess
DIMEV 3255 Witnesses: 59
Geoffrey Chaucer: Sommoner’s Tale
296.   Lordings withouten leasing
DIMEV 3256 Witnesses: 1
The opening stanza of nine lines of a fragment of a fourteenth-century miracle play, preceded by its French equivalent — twelve lines in 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
297.   Lords and ladies all bedene
DIMEV 3257 Witnesses: 1
‘A new caroll of our lady’ — eight quatrains (abab) and 2-line burden: ‘Nowell nowell nowell nowell / This sayd the aungell gabryell’
298.   Lords if ye will listen to me / Of Crotey the noble city
DIMEV 3258 Witnesses: 1
A miracle of the Virgin Mary: the Saving of Crotey city — forty-three couplets
299.   Lords if ye will lithe [Lordis ȝif ȝe wil lyþe / Of a þyng I wil ȝou kyþe]
See 3242
300.   Lose that man will hard bestead that d[…] not thine angry thought
DIMEV 3259 Witnesses: 1
A lover’s complaint — three couplets with medial rhyme and a last couplet that leads into burden which serves three more stanzas of three monorhyming lines: ‘I wold ȝef þat I moght w[e]ldynd im to wif’
301.   Loss of goods grieveth me sore
DIMEV 3260 Witnesses: 6
Time lost is never recovered — four lines
302.   Lost is my love farewell adieu [Lost ys my love farewell adewe]
Refrain to 5894
303.   Lou lou lou where he goes
DIMEV 3261 Witnesses: 1
A two-part song, inserted in a Latin grammatical text — three lines
304.   Loud king willful [Loud king wilful / bisschop slaw]
See 2994
305.   Love always thy better [Loue alwey thy bettyr]
See Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) (lines 57-58) copy of 5530
306.   Love come out fro heaven
DIMEV 3262 Witnesses: 1
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit to teach men to live in charity, attributed to ‘Breche’ — eighteen three-line stanzas (aab) plus three-line burden (ccb): ‘Sanctus sanctus sanctus / God almyȝte graunte ovs / Loue & charite & charite’
307.   Love fain would I
DIMEV 3263 Witnesses: 1
A love song — one stanza of eight short lines (perhaps incomplete)
308.   Love gentle Jesu fervently [Love gentyl Ihesu fervently]
See 553
309.   Love God aboven all thing
DIMEV 3264 Witnesses: 1
The Ten Commandments — ten lines
310.   Love God and dread shame
DIMEV 3265 Witnesses: 1
A book plate of John Kyng of Dammowe — two couplets
311.   Love god and flee sin
DIMEV 3266 Witnesses: 2
How to win Heaven — two couplets
312.   Love God over all thing
DIMEV 3267 Witnesses: 24
Love God, thyself, thy friend and thy foe (4 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus morum
313.   Love God that loved thee
DIMEV 3268 Witnesses: 12
Love God who died for thee, a tag in the Fasciculus morum — six lines, tail-rhyme (aabccb)
314.   Love haveth me brought in lither thought
DIMEV 3269 Witnesses: 1
Three quatrains, possibly the conclusion of a longer piece
315.   Love him both morrow and eve
DIMEV 3270 Witnesses: 1
Inscriptions on the two halves of the open heart by an image of the God of Love in Athens — two couplets
316.   Love him wrought
DIMEV 3271 Witnesses: 1
Love Him wrought — three stanzas with ‘O and I’ refrain (34 lines in all)
317.   Love I desire and love me beguile
DIMEV 3272 Witnesses: 1
A Description of Christ’s Love — seven couplets
318.   Love is a lady of the feminine kind
Stanza 3 of 3057 occurring separately (London, British Library Addit. 18752)
319.   Love is a selcouth woodness
DIMEV 3272.5 Witnesses: 1
Love’s Madness — four monorhyming lines paraphrasing Latin and French quatrains
320.   Love is bliss in mans mind
DIMEV 3273 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
321.   Love is friend in mans need
DIMEV 3274 Witnesses: 1
Characteristics of divine love, in an English prose passage within a Latin prose sermon — four couplets
322.   Love is life that lasts ay there it in Christ is fast
DIMEV 3275 Witnesses: 3
Richard Rolle: Incendium Amoris
323.   Love is locken under ground
DIMEV 3276 Witnesses: 1
A quatrain on love — two couplets
324.   Love is natural to every wight
DIMEV 3277 Witnesses: 1
One mistress is best — three 5-line stanzas (ababc) with 4-line burden: ‘Smale pathis to the grenewode / Will I loue & shall I loue / Will I loue & shall I loue / No mo maydyns but one’
325.   Love is out of land I-went
DIMEV 3278 Witnesses: 1
On the Evils of the Time — seven lines preceded by Latin version
326.   Love is soft love is sweet love is good swear
DIMEV 3279 Witnesses: 1
What Love is like: la manere quele amour est pur assaier — twenty-eight lines generally in monorhyming quatrains, but also couplets, 3 and 5-line monorhyming stanzas
327.   Love love where is thy rest / Of England I am outcast
DIMEV 3280 Witnesses: 1
Epigram on the Public Extravagance — one 6-line stanza
328.   Love made Christ in our lady to light
DIMEV 3281 Witnesses: 2
John Grimestone
329.   Love me brought
DIMEV 3282 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
330.   Love not the world ne falseness
DIMEV 3283 Witnesses: 1
The world is transitory — three couplets in a sermon on death
331.   Love peace and charity [Loue pease and charyte]
See lines 29-30 in Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) copy of 5530
332.   Love should come
DIMEV 3284 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a love song
333.   Luve þat is het can no skill
See 3285
334.   Love that is poor it is with pine
DIMEV 3285 Witnesses: 2
What Love is — four couplets (with ‘Love’ anaphora)
335.   Love thou art of mickle might
DIMEV 3286 Witnesses: 1
An apostrophe to Love (with a religious application) — one 6-line stanza
336.   Love will I and leve so may befall
DIMEV 3287 Witnesses: 2
A love song — one stanza rhyme royal
337.   Love will I with variance
DIMEV 3288 Witnesses: 1
A love song — four lines (with music)
338.   Love will I without any variance
DIMEV 3289 Witnesses: 1
True Love — one quatrain (with music)
339.   Loved be thou king and thanked be thou king
DIMEV 3290 Witnesses: 24
Richard Rolle: Form of Living
340.   Lovely in speech
DIMEV 3291 Witnesses: 1
Four noble qualities of Christ — two couplets in a sermon
341.   Lovely lordings ladies like
DIMEV 3292 Witnesses: 1
A dialogue with a bird (? the human soul) — twenty-two 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
342.   Lovely tear of lovely eye [Lu[u]eli ter of loueli eyȝe
Burden to 5850
343.   Lovers in lust longing
DIMEV 3293 Witnesses: 1
On the evils of the times, in an English prose homilyñthree alliterative monorhyming lines
344.   Lowness and humility
DIMEV 3294 Witnesses: 1
Verses on the qualities that will lead one to heaven, preceding a copy of Isidore’s Consilia in English prose — four monorhyming phrases
345.   Lucina shining in silence of the night
DIMEV 3295 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar: ‘The birth of Antichrist’
346.   Lucy of light after Januences purpose
DIMEV 3296 Witnesses: 1
Osbert Bokenham: Life of St. Lucy
347.   Luke in his gospel / Sweetly he will us tell
DIMEV 3297 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
348.   Luke in his lesson lered me to sing [Luce In hys lessoun lerede me to synge]
See 3298
349.   Luke in his lesson leres to me
DIMEV 3298 Witnesses: 2
Verses on the Four Evangelists — twenty-six 6-line stanzas with an ‘O and I’ refrain
350.   Luke in his lesson leres us thus / Unto his disciples…
DIMEV 3299 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
351.   Lullay Jesu lullay lullay [Lulley Jhesu lulley lulley / Myn own dere moder syng lulley]
Burden to 4930
352.   Lullay lay lay lay my dear mother lullay [Lollay lay lay lay my dere modyr lullay]
Burden to 21
353.   Lullay lullay [Lolay lolay]
See 606
354.   Lullay lullay Lullay little child [Lullay lullay litel child / qwi wepest þou so sore]
Burden to 3301
355.   Lullay lullay little child child rest thee a throw
DIMEV 3300 Witnesses: 1
A Lullaby of the Virgin Mary — 32 lines (alternating aaaa with multiple couplets) in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
356.   Lullay lullay little child
DIMEV 3301 Witnesses: 2
Christ weeps in the cradle for man’s sin — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Lullay lullay litel child / qwi wepest þou so sore’
357.   Lullay lullay little child mine own dear food [Lullay lullay lytel chyld myn owyn dere fode]
See 5255 beginning at stanza 5
358.   Lullay lullay lullay little child why weepest thou so sore
DIMEV 3302 Witnesses: 1
A Lullaby warning against the evils of this world — six 6-line stanzas (aaaabb)
359.   Lullay lullay my little child sleep and be now still [Lullay lullay my lityll chyld slepe & be now still]
The burden of a Dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Child; see 2089
360.   Lullay lulley lullay lullay [Lulley lulley lulley lulley / The fawcon hath born my mak away]
Burden to 1820
361.   Lullay lullow lully lullay
Burden to 2260
362.   Lullay mine liking my dear son my sweeting [Lullay myn lyking my dere sone my swytyng]
Burden to 2257
363.   Lullay my child and weep no more [Lullay my child and wepe no more / Slepe and be now styll]
Burden to 5683
364.   Lullay my father lullay my brother [Lullay, my fader, lullay, my brother]
Burden to 6815
365.   Lully lulla you little tiny child [Lully lulla þow littell tine child]
Burden to 4049
366.   Lully lully lully lully [Lully lulley lully lulley / þe fawcon hath born my mak away]
Burden to 1820
367.   Lusty youth should us ensue
DIMEV 3303 Witnesses: 1
Henry VIII (attrib.)
368.   Lyarde is an old horse and may not well draw
DIMEV 3304 Witnesses: 1
Lyarde, a satire on friars and husbands — 130 lines in couplets
369.   Lyef (adj.)
See under ‘Lief’