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Found Records:
1.   Tailors and souters [Teȝouris and sowtaris blist be ȝe]
Refrain to 845
2.   Take a webster that is leal
DIMEV 5093 Witnesses: 1
Three impossibilities — three couplets
3.   Take doves dung and honey well ground
DIMEV 5094 Witnesses: 1
Four medical recipes for women’s ailments — in couplets
4.   Take earth of earth earths brother
DIMEV 5095 Witnesses: 38
Pearce the Black Monk (attrib.)
5.   Take hard heat and dry
DIMEV 5096 Witnesses: 1
three couplets
6.   Take heavy soft cold and dry [Take heavy softe colde & dry]
See 5920
7.   Take heed and learn thou little child and see [Take hede and lerne thou lytel chylde and se]
See 1525
8.   Take heed at all times to God make thee ready
DIMEV 5097 Witnesses: 1
Be prepared for death — one long couplet
9.   Take heed before that you be not lore
DIMEV 5098 Witnesses: 1
Death Meditations, among Latin admonitions in a similar style, at end of chapters XVII-XX of De origine Gracie — three lines with internal rhyme in the first and rough rhyme between the first and second
10.   Take heed man how the Jews did cry
DIMEV 5099 Witnesses: 1
Appeal of Christ to Man by the Pains of the Passion — thirty-two lines in monoriming quatrains
11.   Take heed of castles and of towers high [Take hede of castellys and of towres hye]
DIMEV 0.3252 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3252; see Princeton, Princeton University Library Garrett 151 version of 6256
12.   Take heed unto my figure here above
DIMEV 5100 Witnesses: 1
A warning of death — eight lines
13.   Take maidens urine young of age [Take maydens urine yonge of age]
See 680
14.   Take Mercury from Mercury which is his wife
DIMEV 5102 Witnesses: 3
On Mercury
15.   …take my leue
Refrain phrase to 3717
16.   Take no God but One in heaven
DIMEV 5103 Witnesses: 11
The Ten Commandments, a tag in the Fasciculus morum — 10 lines in couplets
17.   Take onions and mince them well
DIMEV 5104 Witnesses: 1
‘Sauce for a mawlerd rostid’
18.   Take swongen eyren in basin clear [Take swongene eyren in bassyne clere]
See 3799
19.   Take take this cross at once at once my heart
DIMEV 5105 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
20.   Take the crop of red briar
DIMEV 5106 Witnesses: 1
‘All maner herbys gode for potage’
21.   Take the father that Phoebus so bright
DIMEV 5107 Witnesses: 6
George Ripley, alchemical verses on the Ripley scrolls — 40 lines in ten cross-rhymed quatrains
22.   Take the father that Phoebus so bright [Take the Father that Febys so brith]
See 4210
23.   Take the seventeenth in order set
DIMEV 5108 Witnesses: 1
‘Devynale per Pycard’
24.   Take this in mind of me
DIMEV 5109 Witnesses: 1
Reminder from the dead to the living, in a Latin sermon — three lines
25.   Take thou Phoebus that is so bright [Take thou Phebus that is so bright]
See 2278
26.   Take thou this treatise thy time therein to use
DIMEV 5110 Witnesses: 1
Verses urging us to make the most of time — one alliterative quatrain
27.   Take three clatterers [?clateras]
DIMEV 5111 Witnesses: 1
Riddle on women — ten irregular lines
28.   Take thy father that Phoebus so bright [Take thy father that febus soe brighte]
See Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Ripley Scroll version of 5107
29.   Take time while time is for time will away [Tak tyme quhill tyme is for tyme will away]
Refrain to 3919 in Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS]
30.   Take time in time and no time defer
DIMEV 5112 Witnesses: 4
Four moralizing couplets
31.   Take wind water white and green
DIMEV 5113 Witnesses: 13
Pearce the Black Monk (attrib.): ad mineralia alteranda in terram cristallinam
32.   Take worms that been together gone
DIMEV 5114 Witnesses: 1
Three medical recipes — in couplets
33.   Take ye in gree O worthy master mine
DIMEV 5115 Witnesses: 1
Address of R. Coplande to William Nevill, following a French verse envoy added by Coplande in Neville, William, The castell of pleasure The conueyaunce of a dreme how Desyre went to the castell of pleasure, wherin was the gardyn of affeccyon inhabyted by Beaute to whome he amerously expressed his loue vpon ye whiche supplycacyon rose grete stryfe dysputacyon, and argument betwene Pyte and Dysdayne, [Ed.? (R. Copland) Enprynted at London: In the Fletestrete at the sygne of the Sonne by Wynkyn de worde, [1530?]] — one stanza rhyme royal
34.   Tancred that was prynce of Salerno
DIMEV 5116 Witnesses: 2
Tale of Guiscardo and Ghismonda
35.   Tapster fill another ale
DIMEV 5117 Witnesses: 1
A catch for drinking, for three voices — six lines
36.   Tardam crede moram cum plaustrum stat prope portam
See 399.
37.   Tax has teened us all
DIMEV 5118 Witnesses: 2
On the Rebellion of Jack Straw (1381) — alternate English and Latin lines in 6- and 8-line stanzas
38.   Te deum Laudamus To the Lord sovereign
DIMEV 5119 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate (attrib.)
39.   Te deum laudamus
Burden or refrain to 1205, 1286, 1292, 3835, 3877, 3878, 3879, 3891, 3892, 3893, 4064, 4126, 4186, 5254, 5259, 5472, 5473, 5475, 5328, 5969
40.   Te deum uite laudamus
Refrain to 3879
41.   Te deum verum laudamus
Refrain to 1286, 3876, 3877, 3915
42.   Te deum verumque laudamus
Refrain to 5936
43.   Te laudat omnis spiritus
Refrain to 5119
44.   Te patrem inuocamus / Te deumque laudamus
Burden to 5969
45.   Te patrem nostrum inuocamus / Te deum verumque laudamus
Burden to 5936
46.   Te patrem rite uocamus / Te deum uite laudamus
Burden to 3879
47.   Teach each man with charity
DIMEV 5120 Witnesses: 6
‘The Seven Works of Mercy gostly’
48.   Teach the unwitty
DIMEV 5121 Witnesses: 1
The Works of Mercy spiritual — three couplets
49.   Tears tolled
DIMEV 5122 Witnesses: 4
Short rhyming phrases in a Latin sermon — one couplet
50.   Tell I will of the holy man Saint Sebastian
See 4594
51.   Tell me now what is thy rede
DIMEV 5123 Witnesses: 1
A couplet in a sermon
52.   Tell no man what thou wolt be [Tell noman what thow wolt be / That ys now frende may be thy fo]
Lines 87-88 of the Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) version of 5530
53.   Tell not thy friend all that thou wost
DIMEV 5124 Witnesses: 1
Warning against telling all one knows, in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
— a single stanza of eight lines
54.   Tell we now of that year
DIMEV 5125 Witnesses: 1
Erra Pater
55.   Tell you I shall
DIMEV 5126 Witnesses: 5
John Skelton: ‘The Tunnyng of Elymour Rummyng’
56.   Terribilis mors conturbat me
Refrain to 2435
57.   Þah (conjunction)
See under ‘Þeh’; also under ‘Though’
58.   Þai (pronoun)
See under ‘They’
59.   Þan
See under ‘Then’
60.   Thank God of all
Refrain to 925
61.   Þar
See under ‘There’
62.   That Archangel shining full bright
DIMEV 5127 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
63.   That blissful bairn in Bethlehem born
DIMEV 5128 Witnesses: 3
The Virtues of the Mass — 281 5-line stanzas
64.   That day a man devoutly heareth Mass [that day a man deuoutly hereth masse]
Opening of Part 5 of 6820
65.   That dread was soon after [That dred was sone after]
See 1656
66.   That dwelleth but a little stound [Þat dwellyth but a lytil stonde
See 187
67.   That every man in his degree
DIMEV 5129 Witnesses: 1
‘A pece of ye battayll of the psalms, from Master Blomfeld’s Boke’
68.   That fasting withouten alms is of might
DIMEV 5130 Witnesses: 1
Augustine (attrib.); John Grimestone
69.   Þat ful eneþe eny more me miȝt þer on bringe
See 5736
70.   That good thinketh good may do
DIMEV 5131 Witnesses: 3
Robert Grosseteste: The Castle of Love
71.   That goodly lass
DIMEV 5132 Witnesses: 1
‘Margaret Meek’
72.   That he be indeed rightful
DIMEV 5133 Witnesses: 1
Four qualities of another Job, in a sermon — two couplets
73.   That he were fed
DIMEV 5134 Witnesses: 1
Acts of mercy for and by Christ, in a sermon, In die pasce — two couplets
74.   That heart my heart hath in such grace
DIMEV 5135 Witnesses: 1
Two Loving Hearts — six quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘For [wele or w]oo I wyll not fle / To love þat hart þat lovyth me’
75.   That her maidens fairer was
Sir Lamwell (Douce fragment): See 2282
76.   That him were better to be dead
DIMEV 5136 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a tale involving a man and an ass — in couplets
77.   That holy clerk Saint Augustine
DIMEV 5137 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
78.   That I ate that I had
DIMEV 5138 Witnesses: 1
Three gnomic lines on possessions
79.   That I eat and drink may have
DIMEV 5139 Witnesses: 3
Gifts come back to God — two couplets translating a Latin distich Sunt mea si qua dedi…
80.   That I gave that is mine
DIMEV 5140 Witnesses: 12
A tag in the Fasciculus Morum — one quatrain
81.   That I have been long about
DIMEV 5141 Witnesses: 1
Speech of a frustrated devil — one quatrain
82.   That I spent that I had
DIMEV 5142 Witnesses: 13
On impediments to almsgiving: inscriptions in four rings found in a sarcophagus (4 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus Morum, with each English translation directly following its Latin equivalent
83.   That I tell hard I-maked that is alms deed
DIMEV 5143 Witnesses: 1
mercy, works of
84.   That I wretch that sinful was
DIMEV 5144 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
85.   That ilk day be out of mind
DIMEV 5145 Witnesses: 1
Job’s Curse
86.   That ilk man will learn well
DIMEV 5146 Witnesses: 1
‘Loue þat god loueth’
87.   That in thy mischief forsaked the nought
DIMEV 5147 Witnesses: 4
‘He is thi Frende’
88.   That in thy sorrow forsake thee not [Þat in þy sorewe forsake þe not]
See 5147
89.   Þat is on Ynglysche þus to say
See London, British Library Addit. 37049 version of 5398
90.   That is merry to be a wife
DIMEV 5148 Witnesses: 12
Seneca
91.   That is now shall to turn was [That ys now shall turne to was]
Lines 11-12 of Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) version of 5530
92.   That it apertly was apayed for profit that he felt
DIMEV 5149 Witnesses: 1
William of Palerne
93.   That it was a feeble oak [That it was a febill oke]
See 2723
94.   That knot that is knit should not be broken
DIMEV 5150 Witnesses: 1
A moral couplet on marriage — one couplet
95.   That law hath no right
DIMEV 5151 Witnesses: 14
The subversions effected by carnal love (4 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus morum
96.   That lord that lay in an ass stall
DIMEV 5152 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Qui natus fuit hodie’ refrain and burden: ‘Iblessid be þat lord in mageste / Qui natus fuit hodie
97.   That maiden mild her child did keep
DIMEV 5153 Witnesses: 1
James Rayman
98.   That man is best in mind
DIMEV 5154 Witnesses: 1
‘Certeyn rewles’ to ascertain a trustworthy man — thirteen lines, where a prose tract breaks into rhyme
99.   That man is wise and well fortunate
DIMEV 5155 Witnesses: 1
‘Þe seynge of wyse men’
100.   That mans life is full unstable
DIMEV 5156 Witnesses: 1
On mutability, added (in manuscript) at the end of Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle in the the British Library copy only — three and a half stanzas rhyme royal
101.   That mantle the king to Wilfred lent
DIMEV 5157 Witnesses: 11
A two-line tag in the Fasciculus morum translating a Latin summary of an exemplum
102.   That many hardy knight of great renown
DIMEV 5158 Witnesses: 3
Gilbert Hay: Buik of Alexander
103.   That may we see by Saint Bede
DIMEV 5159 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
104.   That may ye by Saint Martin see
DIMEV 5160 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
105.   That may ye see by a lady
DIMEV 5161 Witnesses: 11
Northern Homily Cycle
106.   That my lief asks with sore weaping
DIMEV 5162 Witnesses: 1
On inability to deny anything to weeping beloved, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
107.   That nine months was encluse
DIMEV 5163 Witnesses: 1
Of the Nativity — three 2-line stanzas and burden: ‘Mayde and moder glade thou be / For nou þou myst [th]y son ysee’
108.   That noble blind Lady Fortune
DIMEV 5164 Witnesses: 1
On the Lady Fortune — four faded lines
109.   That now is born the King of bliss [That nowe is borne the king of blis]
Refrain to 5441
110.   That now is hay that sometime was grass [That now is hay þat sumtyme was grasse]
Refrain to 5575
111.   That of wise man maketh him mad
DIMEV 5165 Witnesses: 1
Acts that please Christ, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
112.   That on Thy passion devoutly have memory [That on thi passion deuoutly haue memorye]
Refrain to 863
113.   That once was lief let never be loath [That ons was leffe lette neuer be lothe]
Refrain to 29
114.   That one is light / That other is might
DIMEV 5166 Witnesses: 1
Three gifts of Christ to man, in a Latin sermon — seven lines rhyming aaaabcb
115.   That passing goodness the root of all virtue
DIMEV 5167 Witnesses: 1
Verses written to his Mistress, the flower of womanhood, a love epistle — six stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy
116.   That periwinkle had encumbered our town
DIMEV 5168 Witnesses: 1
‘The Briar and the Periwinkle’
117.   That Piers said
DIMEV 5169 Witnesses: 1
Robert Mannyng
118.   That poor thing is mans brood
DIMEV 5170 Witnesses: 1
Couplet describing the offspring of sinful man, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
119.   That short was turned into long
DIMEV 5170.5 Witnesses: 1
Transmutations — three rhyming lines interspersed with Latin prose lines in a sermon in nativitate domini.
120.   That that is sweet in thy mum
DIMEV 5171 Witnesses: 3
A proverbial couplet
121.   That the citizens with great deal [That the citesaynes mit gret deal]
See 4829
122.   That the hasty or timely sowing
DIMEV 5172 Witnesses: 1
Sow early or sow late? — one quatrain (abab)
123.   That the heart thinketh
DIMEV 5173 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial tag
124.   That thee then [þeo] should be a virgin pure
DIMEV 5174 Witnesses: 1
Praise of the Virgin Mary, in a Latin sermon — three couplets and one monorhyming triplet
125.   That thine brother in heaven is master and king
DIMEV 5175 Witnesses: 1
Friar Nicholas Philip
126.   That thou cry to Him with sorrow of heart
DIMEV 5176 Witnesses: 1
Verse urging one to beg for mercy — one 8-line stanza in a Latin sermon Jesu, fili David, miserere mei (Mt. 15:22)
127.   That thou ne sell thee for nought
DIMEV 5177 Witnesses: 1
A single couplet in a Latin sermon on the Passion
128.   That time Christs host Martha
DIMEV 5178 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
129.   That time that Saint John Baptist
DIMEV 5179 Witnesses: 3
Northern Homily Cycle
130.   That unkindness hath killed me [That unkyndnes haith kyllyd me]
Refrain to 1669
131.   That was Jesu our saviour
DIMEV 5180 Witnesses: 1
A song in praise of Christ and the Virgin Mary — four quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Honour be euer wiþowtyn ende / To hym þat fro þe hevyn discende’
132.   That was my joy is now my woe and pain
DIMEV 5181 Witnesses: 1
A lady’s complaint and the lover’s reassurance — two stanzas rhyme royal
133.   That was my woe is now my most gladness
DIMEV 5182 Witnesses: 2
Paradoxes of a servant of love — one stanza rhyme royal
134.   That was well on Saint Edmund seen
DIMEV 5183 Witnesses: 9
Northern Homily Cycle
135.   That was well seen when Saint Thomas
DIMEV 5184 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
136.   That we should be bliss
DIMEV 5185 Witnesses: 1
On the bliss of heaven, interspersed with Latin in a Latin prose sermon — two couplets
137.   That weal begins and fails in need [Þat wele begynnes and fayles in nede]
See Marlborough, Marlborough Vicarage Library William of Nassington, Speculum vitae MS of 423
138.   That when I sleep can not wake [That whan I slepe I can not wak]
Refrain to 3202
139.   That witten all that ever been
DIMEV 5186 Witnesses: 6
A Rhyming Charter of King Athelstan to St. John of Beverlay — in couplets
140.   That worthy David which that slew Goliath
DIMEV 5187 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate
141.   That ye forbear you fro all villainy
DIMEV 5188 Witnesses: 1
Four Good Counsels, in a Latin sermon for the second Sunday in Quadragesima Hec est voluntas dei, sanctificacio vestra (1 Th. 4:3) — five lines, monoriming except the last
142.   Th’Almighty God that made each creature
DIMEV 5189 Witnesses: 1
Henry Medwall: Nature
143.   The almighty King of bliss / Assumpsit carnem virgine [The almyghty Kyng of blys / Assumpsit carnem virgine]
Burden to 589
144.   The ancient acquaintance madame between us twain
DIMEV 5190 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton
145.   The angel said of high degree / Hail full of grace Christ is with thee
DIMEV 5191 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman: ‘Inquit Marie Gabriell’
146.   The angel said of high degree / Hail full of grace God is with thee
DIMEV 5192 Witnesses: 2
James Ryman: ‘Alma redemptoris mater’
147.   The angel said to Thee that the fruit of Thy body should be blessed [The angell sayde to the that the fruyt of thi body sulde be blyssyde]
Two irregular long rhyming lines introducing Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.10 version of 705
148.   The angel to the Virgin said
DIMEV 5193 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: On the Angelic Salutation
149.   The Apocalypse in English here now maketh end
DIMEV 5194 Witnesses: 1
Couplet concluding a Middle English prose version of the Apocalypse
150.   Th’Apocalypse in English maketh here beginning
DIMEV 5195 Witnesses: 1
Couplet introducing a Middle English prose version of Apocalypse
151.   The arms of crist both god and man
DIMEV 5196 Witnesses: 6
Indulgence for the Arma Christi devotions (2291, 4083, and 6744); seventeen irregular couplets.
152.   The articulus of the fay
DIMEV 5197 Witnesses: 1
‘Articuli fidei’
153.   The ax was sharp the stock was hard
DIMEV 5198 Witnesses: 4
A couplet (or couplets) of warning based on the year 1381 — couplets
154.   The bakers boy is very cranky
DIMEV 5199 Witnesses: 1
‘My good boy’: a nonsense poem, possibly erotic — thirteen quatrains (aaab)
155.   The beam shall bind that bears the assize
DIMEV 5200 Witnesses: 1
A political prophecy — seven quatrains
156.   The beastly lust the furious appetite
DIMEV 5201 Witnesses: 4
William Dunbar (attrib.): ‘Ballate aganis Evill Women’
157.   The beginning is of three [The begynnyng es of three]
See Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS] extract of 5398
158.   The beginning of all wisdom is
DIMEV 5202 Witnesses: 1
Proverbial warning about God’s righteousness — one couplet
159.   The bella the bella / We maidens beareth the bella [The bella the bella / we maydins beryth the bella
See 6162
160.   The best rede that I can [The beste rede that I can]
Burden to 1582
161.   The best song as it seemeth me / Peccantem me cotidie [The beste song as hit semeth me / Peccantem me cotidie]
Burden to 6515
162.   The best tree is ye take entent
DIMEV 5203 Witnesses: 2
‘A treatise of wyne’
163.   The best with thee be
DIMEV 5204 Witnesses: 1
Aphoristic advice — one cross-rhymed quatrain
164.   The better that thy state be
DIMEV 5210 Witnesses: 1
Advice on the need for wisdom when one is of high estate — one couplet
165.   The bird of Hermes is my name
DIMEV 5211 Witnesses: 4
George Ripley (attrib.): Emblematical Scroll
166.   The bishop Scrope that was so wise
DIMEV 5212 Witnesses: 1
Carol on the death of Archbishop Scrope — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Hay hay hay hay / Thynke on whitson monday’
167.   The black shall bleed and the blue shall fare and feed
DIMEV 5213 Witnesses: 4
A political prophecy by the stars — couplets or rhyme royal, loosely rhyming
168.   The blessed Bairn in Bethlehem born
DIMEV 5214 Witnesses: 2
The Abbot and the Child, a miracle of the Virgin Mary — in 8-line stanzas
169.   The blessing of heaven king
DIMEV 5215 Witnesses: 5
Bernard of Clairveaux: The Sayings of St. Bernard
170.   The bliss of our heart all it is ago
DIMEV 5216 Witnesses: 1
The Sinners’ Lament — two couplets based on Lam. 5:15-16
171.   The boar in the sty
DIMEV 5217 Witnesses: 1
Three unmanageable things — three lines, without rhyme
172.   The boars head have we in brought
DIMEV 5218 Witnesses: 1
A Boar’s Head carol — a fragment of one quatrain (aaab)
173.   The boars head in hand I bring
DIMEV 5219 Witnesses: 1
A Boar’s Head carol — eight quatrains (aab) and burden: ‘Hey hey hey hey / The borrys hede is armyd gay’
174.   The boars head in hands I bring
DIMEV 5220 Witnesses: 2
A Boar’s Head carol — three quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Caput apri Refero / Resonens laudes domino
175.   The boars head that we bring here
DIMEV 5221 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — three quatrains (aaab) with ‘Nowell nowelle’ refrain and 4-line burden: ‘Nowell nowell nowell nowell / Tydynges gode y thyng[ke] to telle’ (repeated)
176.   The Book of Jesu Christs kind
DIMEV 5222 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
177.   The Book of Kings tells us
DIMEV 5223 Witnesses: 12
Northern Homily Cycle
178.   The book of marshalcy here shall begin
DIMEV 5224 Witnesses: 3
A verse introduction to a prose treatise on horses — seven couplets
179.   The bread is flesh in our credence [The bred is flesche in our credance]
DIMEV 0.3318.2 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3318.2; see 5840
180.   The bread that feedeth us every day
DIMEV 5225 Witnesses: 1
A prayer for Easter, in a Latin sermon Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie — one couplet
181.   The bruit of evil tongues what woman can eschew
DIMEV 5226 Witnesses: 1
On defamation — one long-line couplet
182.   The burn is this world blind
DIMEV 5227 Witnesses: 4
Christ’s appeal from the Cross — thirteen 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas with 3-line burden: ‘Cum ouer the borne Bessey / my lytyll prety bessey / comme ouer the bourne to m[e]’
183.   The cat seeth well
DIMEV 5228 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial saying — one couplet
184.   The cat the rat and Lovell our dog
DIMEV 5229 Witnesses: 3
William Colyngbourne
185.   The cat will fish eat
DIMEV 5230 Witnesses: 5
A proverbial couplet
186.   The cause at this time of my writing [The cause at this time of my writing]
DIMEV 0.3319 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3319, London, British Library Harley 2251, f. 318; deleted by Rossell Hope Robbins, and John L. Cutler. Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verse. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1965 (MS has only 294 folios)
187.   The chance of love and eke the pain of Amoryus the knight
DIMEV 5231 Witnesses: 1
John Metham: Amoryus and Cleopes
188.   The chief beginning of grace and of virtue
DIMEV 5232 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate: ‘An Epistell to Sibille’
189.   Þe Children of Israel cryid wa wa
See 3422
190.   The city is bound that should be free
DIMEV 5233 Witnesses: 1
Rude verses on injustices in Coventry (1496) attached to a church door — twelve couplets
191.   The city of heaven is set so high a hill
DIMEV 5234 Witnesses: 1
The City of Heaven — five couplets
192.   The cock sayeth in his tongue
DIMEV 5235 Witnesses: 4
Gesta Romanorum
193.   Þe comb yt ys of red coral
See 6714
194.   The coming of thy guest
DIMEV 5236 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial statement — one couplet
195.   The commandments expounded here enden I you say
DIMEV 5237 Witnesses: 1
Intro to Middle English prose text on the Ten Commandments — one couplet
196.   The Cook of London while the Reve spake
DIMEV 5238 Witnesses: 49
Geoffrey Chaucer: Cook’s Prologue
197.   The corn fro chaff is departed
DIMEV 5239 Witnesses: 1
A tag — four lines
198.   The craft of all crafts it is the craft of love
DIMEV 5240 Witnesses: 1
A couplet in a Latin sermon on confession
199.   The cricket and the grasshopper wenten here to fight
DIMEV 5241 Witnesses: 1
The Miller and the Grasshopper, nonsense verses — six quatrains, English
alternating with Latin
200.   The crowned babe as sayeth Tabison
DIMEV 5242 Witnesses: 1
Brief political prophecy appended to Thomas of Erceldoune’s Prophecy in one manuscript — three couplets alternating with pros
201.   The day taketh his light
DIMEV 5243 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
202.   The death that is dreadful
DIMEV 5244 Witnesses: 1
Warning of three ends, in a Latin sermon — three monorhyming lines
203.   The debtor so is false and falling
DIMEV 5245 Witnesses: 1
Qualities of Death — four lines — preceeded by Latin verson
204.   The devil was sick
DIMEV 5246 Witnesses: 1
Anticlerical verse on the devil becoming a monk — one long couplet or quatrain rhyming second and fourth lines
205.   The disciples of Jesus
DIMEV 5247 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
206.   The double sorrow of Troilus to tellen
DIMEV 5248 Witnesses: 26
Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde
207.   The double sorrow of Troilus to tellen
DIMEV 5249 Witnesses: 11
Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde
208.   The dread of death do trouble me [The dred of deth do troble me]
Burden and refrain to 634
209.   The dream thou shalt not have in mind
DIMEV 5250 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
210.   The dropsy is well marvelous
DIMEV 5251 Witnesses: 1
Four medical recipes for dropsy — in couplets
211.   þe xl day þat þe child was born as on Candelmasse day
DIMEV 0.3354 Witnesses: 0
Section heading to 6380; formerly 3354
212.   The end of laughter is wothe
DIMEV 5252 Witnesses: 1
The sorrow of the world — two couplets
213.   The false fox came unto our croft
DIMEV 5253 Witnesses: 1
The false fox — eighteen couplets each with refrain, ‘With how fox how with hey fox hey / Come no more unto our house to bere our geese aweye’
214.   The farther I go the more behind [The farther I go the more behynde]
See 5411
215.   The Father of heaven from above
DIMEV 5254 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
216.   The Father of heaven his own Son he sent
DIMEV 5255 Witnesses: 2
A ‘Lullay’ carol of the Nativity — in 3-line stanzas (aab) including ‘So blyssid be the tyme’ refrain and burden: ‘A new yer a newe yer a chyld was iborn / Vs for to sauyn þat al was forlorn / So blyssid be the tyme’
217.   The Father of pity and most of misericord
DIMEV 5256 Witnesses: 1
Visio Fulberti
218.   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / By a Virgin to us come is
DIMEV 5257 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman: ‘A patre vnigenitus’
219.   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / Of a pure maid man become is
DIMEV 5258 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
220.   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / Of a pure Maid man become is
DIMEV 5259 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
221.   The Fathers Son of heaven bliss / That is the Lord…
DIMEV 5260 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
222.   The feast of Holy Thursday is both noble and rich
DIMEV 5261 Witnesses: 2
South English Legendary
223.   The feast of midwinters day is of much price
DIMEV 5262 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
224.   The feast of the Trinity of great honour it is
DIMEV 5263 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
225.   The feast of Whitsunday swithe good is to hold
DIMEV 5264 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
226.   The fiend our foe ne may us dere
DIMEV 5265 Witnesses: 11
Verses urging us to resist the devil and he will flee from you (4 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus morum, translating Hostis non ledit…, the verse equivalent of the preceding prose illustration — two couplets
227.   The fiend that is both fell and bold [The feynd þat is bath fel and bald]
Formerly 3339.5; fragment of Speculum Vitae in Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson Q.b.4 (SC 16032): see 423
228.   The fifteen tokens tell I may [The xv tokenes telle y may]
See 1309
229.   The first branch is as I told right
DIMEV 5266 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a religious instructional poem — in couplets
230.   The first christening and bishoping
DIMEV 5267 Witnesses: 1
The Seven Sacraments — six lines
231.   The first commandment of each one [The fyrste commawndmet of yche one]
See 1283
232.   The first day of the moon Adam / Our fore father to the…
DIMEV 5268 Witnesses: 2
Lunationes et Somnia
233.   The first day of the moon / God wist well what is to doon
DIMEV 5269 Witnesses: 2
Storia Lune
234.   The first day of the year
DIMEV 5270 Witnesses: 5
Calculating leap year by the computus — four couplets
235.   The first day of yule han we in mind
DIMEV 5271 Witnesses: 2
A Christmas carol — eight quatrains (aaab) and 3-line burden: ‘Make we myrth / For crystes byrth / & syng we yole tyl candelmes’
236.   The first day when Christ was born
DIMEV 5272 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘I thanke it a maydyn euery dyll’ and burden: ‘Nowel el el el el / I thank it a maydyn euery del’
237.   The first introit of sapience
DIMEV 5273 Witnesses: 1
A Paraphrase of the Ten Commandments — four 8-line stanzas
238.   The first it is thy hearing
DIMEV 5274 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay
239.   The first Joy as I You tell
DIMEV 5275 Witnesses: 1
The Five Joys of the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Wiþ fader and sone and holy gost’ and burden: ‘I may synge of a may / Of joyis fyve & merthis most’
240.   The first six years of mans birth and age
DIMEV 5276 Witnesses: 3
Man’s life compared to the months of the year (six years = one month), adapted from the French — twelve cross-rhymed quatrains
241.   The first stock father of gentilesse
DIMEV 5277 Witnesses: 14
Geoffrey Chaucer: ‘Gentilesse’
242.   The first token against doomsday as our lord said
DIMEV 5278 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
243.   The first year he must learn to feed
DIMEV 5279 Witnesses: 2
Raising a greyhound — 7 couplets from the Boke of St. Albans
244.   The fleshes lust may thou not alive better quench
DIMEV 5280 Witnesses: 10
A tag in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet translating ‘Non aliter poterit melius caro viva domari/ Mortua qualis erit quam semper premeditari’ which precedes it
245.   The flower is fresh and fair the hue [The flowr ys fresshe & fayer the hewe]
See 5691
246.   The flower of our garland is down fall
DIMEV 5281 Witnesses: 1
The Sinner’s Lament — six lines (aabbaa)
247.   The fool nice cackler
DIMEV 5282 Witnesses: 2
Lawrence Breton
248.   The foot folk
DIMEV 5283 Witnesses: 10
Peter Langtoft: Chronicle
249.   The foot of thy will be bound in the bond of chastity
DIMEV 5284 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
250.   The foremost Father that formed you all
DIMEV 5285 Witnesses: 1
Dialogue between Lucidus and Dubius — 612 lines in varying rhyming patterns
251.   The foremost of these beasts three
DIMEV 5286 Witnesses: 1
Three dangerous beasts, the lion, the bear and the dragon, eleven to fifteen lines—mixed rhyme schemes, couplets and short lines abba (the first two lines not in Furnivall).
252.   The fortieth day thereafterward that he arose from death to live
DIMEV 5287 Witnesses: 1
Four lines on the Ascension, linking Easter and Rogation in one MS of the South English Legendary
253.   The friend of pity and of alms deed
DIMEV 5288 Witnesses: 3
Epitaph for Henry III, translating Latin couplet which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Tercii — one stanza rhyme royal, translating three lines of Latin which precede
254.   The fruitful sentence and the noble works
DIMEV 5289 Witnesses: 4
Stephen Hawes: The Conuersion of Swerers
255.   The further I go the more behind [The further I goo the more behynde]
See the San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 144 [olim Huth 7] version of 5411
256.   The garland of bliss is fall us fro
DIMEV 5290 Witnesses: 1
On man’s fall from paradise — one couplet
257.   The garland that of thorn is wrought
DIMEV 5291 Witnesses: 1
The Wounds as remedies against the Seven Deadly Sins — seven 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd) in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
258.   The gate is open
DIMEV 5292 Witnesses: 1
Verses celebrating the triumph of Christ — four cross-rhymed lines in a Latin sermon de ascensione domini
259.   The gates of Paradise through Eve weren I-locken
DIMEV 5293 Witnesses: 1
Eve and Our Lady — a single couplet
260.   The gentle poets under cloudy figures
DIMEV 5294 Witnesses: 1
Stephen Hawes: The Comfort of Lovers
261.   The gentle virgin Saint Christina
DIMEV 5295 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
262.   The gift faileth not with skill
DIMEV 5296 Witnesses: 2
John Grimestone
263.   The gladsome Bird the days messanger
DIMEV 5297 Witnesses: 1
‘Ales diei nuncius lucem’
264.   The god Cupid and Venus the goddess
DIMEV 5298 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
265.   The God of love A benedicite
DIMEV 5299 Witnesses: 6
John Clanvowe: The Book of Cupid
266.   The good and bad hap that some samen have had
DIMEV 5300 Witnesses: 1
The choice of a husband — three couplets
267.   The good man on his way
DIMEV 5301 Witnesses: 1
A single line fragment of an English song
268.   The good or evil fortune of all am mans life
DIMEV 5302 Witnesses: 2
The choice of friends and a wife — three couplets
269.   The good wife shows forth best she can
DIMEV 5303 Witnesses: 2
‘The Thewis off Gudwomen’
270.   The good wife taught her daughter [The good wiif tauȝte hir douȝte]
A short introduction sometimes prefixed to 1098
271.   The good wife would a pilgrimage
DIMEV 5304 Witnesses: 1
A Good Wife’s Counsels to her Daughter — fourteen stanzas (aaaabb) with
an ‘O and I’ refrain
272.   The gospel sheweth how Lazar was funeral
DIMEV 5304.5 Witnesses: 1
Stained glass inscription — two six-line verses
273.   The governor that guideth with virtue and grace
DIMEV 5305 Witnesses: 1
Verses on good rule — six couplets
274.   The grace of God and Holy Church
DIMEV 5306 Witnesses: 1
‘A Sarmun’ — in quatrains
275.   The grace of God full of might
DIMEV 5307 Witnesses: 1
The Fall and Passion — in quatrains
276.   The grace of Jesu full of might
DIMEV 5308 Witnesses: 1
‘XV Signa ante Iudicium’
277.   The grace of the Holy Ghost
DIMEV 5309 Witnesses: 1
‘Þe xv tokenys before the day of dome’
278.   The great damage and destruction
DIMEV 0.3369 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3369, with reference to Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 182 [olim Ashburnham 134], ff. 9v, 11; for 9v see 5729; stanzas on f. 11 are extract of Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, so now listed under 1904
279.   The great disease of sickful] annoyance
DIMEV 5310 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
280.   The great God full of grace
DIMEV 5311 Witnesses: 2
‘All way fond to say the Best’
281.   The great sentence I write thee here
DIMEV 5312 Witnesses: 9
The Method of pronouncing sentence of Excommunication — in prose with a preface of twelve rhyming lines and ten rhyming lines at the conclusion
282.   The great virtues of our elders notable
DIMEV 5313 Witnesses: 2
Christine de Pisan; Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers): The Morale prouerbs of Cristyne
283.   The greatest comfort in all temptation
DIMEV 5314 Witnesses: 1
Walter Hilton: ‘The remembraunce of Crystes passyon’
284.   The greatest treasure without comparison
DIMEV 5315 Witnesses: 1
The virtues of wit — one stanza rhyme royal
285.   The halt and the blind
DIMEV 5316 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial couplet
286.   The hare went the market scarlet for to sell
DIMEV 5317 Witnesses: 1
Proverbial couplet translating ‘Forum lepus petabat…
287.   The hart loveth the wood the hare loveth the hill
DIMEV 5318 Witnesses: 1
Satirical proverbs on women — 8 short lines, abcbdbeb (or four long lines, aaaa)
288.   The hart the hare the wolf and the wild boar
DIMEV 5319 Witnesses: 1
List of the Beasts of venery — one couplet
289.   The head of the crow that token call we
DIMEV 5320 Witnesses: 1
A fragment of an alchemical poem, perhaps a summary of Ripley’s Twelve Gates — three stanzas rhyme royal
290.   The head of the image is steadfast faith
DIMEV 5321 Witnesses: 3
The interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the image — fourteen couplets in a Latin text
291.   Þe hert of schepe þe nere þou take
See 3799
292.   The heavenly star so bright and clear
DIMEV 5321.5 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman: ‘Stella celi extirpauit’
293.   The hedgehog will the cuckoo feed
DIMEV 5322 Witnesses: 1
Prophetical verses — 141 lines in irregular rhyming lines, with refrain, ‘When cuckowe tyme cometh oft so sone’
294.   The help of Christ of wane is all wit
DIMEV 5323 Witnesses: 1
A prayer for Christ’s aid through life and at death, in a Latin sermon — four lines, abbb
295.   The high astripotent auctor of all
DIMEV 5324 Witnesses: 1
Lines for a mumming, spoken by Law — seven stanzas rhyme royal
296.   The high desire that I have for to see
DIMEV 5325 Witnesses: 1
Verses pleading mistress to have mercy — one 6-line tail-rhyme stanza
297.   The high divine eternal majesty
DIMEV 5326 Witnesses: 1
Christine de Pisan; Anthony Babington: ‘Epistle of Othea’
298.   The high Father of bliss above
DIMEV 5327 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
299.   The high father of bliss above
DIMEV 5328 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
300.   The high feast of Gods blood that late was I-found
DIMEV 5329 Witnesses: 2
South English Legendary
301.   The higher degree the more wise [The herrere degre þe more wys]
DIMEV 5330 Witnesses: 2
‘Man bewarre er the be woo’
302.   The higher men climbeth the sorer is the fall
DIMEV 5331 Witnesses: 1
‘The mene ys the beste’
303.   The higher that the plums be
DIMEV 5332 Witnesses: 1
Proverbial saying about reaching for the unattainable — two couplets
304.   The holy bishop Remegius in France was I-bore
DIMEV 5333 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
305.   The holy daughter of Sion [The holy doghter of Syon]
See 5727
306.   The holy feast of Easter cometh after Lent anon
DIMEV 5334 Witnesses: 16
South English Legendary
307.   The holy ghost is to thee sent
DIMEV 5335 Witnesses: 3
An Annunciation carol — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Hayl mary ful of grace / Moder in virginite’
308.   The holy man Pope Celestine / Like as I find written in his life [The holy man Pope Celestyne / lyke as I fynde wrytyn in hys lyfe]
Opening to text after Prologue in Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601) and Oxford, Balliol College 354 copy of 6820
309.   The holy man was yond(?) [The holi man was ȝund]
See London, British Library Harley 2277 version of 4567
310.   The holy Pope Innocent so God gave the case
DIMEV 5336 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
311.   The Holy Rood I-found was as I you now may tell
DIMEV 5337 Witnesses: 2
South English Legendary
312.   The holy Rood that was I-found as thee wit in May
DIMEV 5338 Witnesses: 19
South English Legendary
313.   The Holy Rood the sweet tree right is to have in mind
DIMEV 5339 Witnesses: 22
South English Legendary
314.   The honorable merchant John Pickering
DIMEV 5340 Witnesses: 1
Epitaph, (allegedly) A.D. 1448 (? A.D. 1465) at St. Laurence-in-Jewry Church, London — eight lines
315.   The ilk that in sibreden been founden
DIMEV 5341 Witnesses: 1
Four couplets in a collection of friar sermons
316.   The incorrupt womb virginal
DIMEV 5342 Witnesses: 2
James Ryman
317.   The infinite power essential
DIMEV 5343 Witnesses: 1
The Coronation of the Virgin — seven 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Ecce virgo radix Iesse
318.   The Jews Jesu Christ to upbraid
DIMEV 5344 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
319.   The Jews made every year
DIMEV 5345 Witnesses: 7
Northern Homily Cycle
320.   The iues me acusyd
See 5227
321.   The Jews used of old custom
DIMEV 5346 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
322.   The Jews woned in sere country
DIMEV 5347 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
323.   The jolly time the first fresh day of May
DIMEV 5348 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
324.   The joy of our heart is ago
DIMEV 5349 Witnesses: 12
A single quatrain occurring in a sermon, Redde racionem villicacionis tue, preached by Wimbledon, translating Deficit gaudium cordis nostri…from Lamentations 5 — four monorhyming lines
325.   The joy of our heart is away I-went
DIMEV 5350 Witnesses: 1
Sinners’ lament at the end of the sermon, Apprehende arma et scutum — two couplets
326.   The Joy of our heart is done & passed away
DIMEV 5351 Witnesses: 12
Another translation of the Latin text of Lamentations 5:15, at the beginning of cap. XV in Dives and Pauper — one quatrain
327.   The joy of our heart is wither to woe
DIMEV 5352 Witnesses: 1
A single quatrain
328.   The king Herod with mickle unright
DIMEV 5353 Witnesses: 5
Northern Homily Cycle
329.   The king is wood and foul doth fare
DIMEV 5354 Witnesses: 1
Life of Kentigern
330.   The king of Babylons town [Þe kyng of Babiloynes toun]
Story of Alexander and the imprisoned Jews, in Northern Homily Cycle — see 479
331.   The King of heaven mid us be
DIMEV 5355 Witnesses: 1
Homily on the Seven Deadly Sins — six-line stanzas
332.   The King of heaven with us be
DIMEV 5356 Witnesses: 1
A Prologue, possibly for an Easter Sermon — fifteen lines in 6-line stanzas
333.   The King of Kings reigning over all
DIMEV 5357 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Hoccleve: ‘Balade…au tres noble Roy H[enry] le V’
334.   The King of Kings that Lord that ruleth all
DIMEV 5358 Witnesses: 2
Prayer that God punish the people unless they turn away from sin, said to have been composed by a Welsh knight after his death (i.e. by his ghost), translating Latin line which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Johannis — one stanza rhyme royal
335.   The king when this counsel was done
See 507
336.   The Kings banner began to spread
DIMEV 5359 Witnesses: 1
Vexilla regis prodeunt
337.   The kings banner on field is splayed [The kinges baner on felde is [splayd]]
DIMEV 0.3404 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3404; see 1771
338.   The kings banners beth forth I-led
DIMEV 5360 Witnesses: 1
William Herebert: Vexilla regis prodeunt
339.   The kings qwostrown [question?] wot this
DIMEV 5361 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a riddling story regarding the question of relative strengths of wine and women — 13 lines in rough couplets
340.   The kings son swear by Gods cross
DIMEV 5362 Witnesses: 1
Bevis of Hamptoun
341.   The knight knocked at the castle gate
DIMEV 5363 Witnesses: 1
William Cornish
342.   The knowledge of God passeth comparison
DIMEV 5364 Witnesses: 2
William Cornish: A Treatise bytweene Enformacione and Musyke
343.   The labors and the most marvelous works
DIMEV 5365 Witnesses: 7
The Court of Sapience
344.   The ladder of heaven I mean charity
DIMEV 5366 Witnesses: 2
Thomas Hoccleve: Address to Sir John Oldcastle
345.   The lady dame Fortune is both friend and foe
DIMEV 5367 Witnesses: 16
Lady Dame Fortune, 4 lines, a tag in the Fasciculus morum, also found separately
346.   Þe leuedi fortune is boþe frend and fo
See 5367
347.   The land of the moon shall lose her light
DIMEV 5368 Witnesses: 1
Prophecy attributed to Merlin, added at end of one copy of The Siege of Thebes (6276-13) — one cross-rhymed quatrain
348.   The last time I thee well woke
DIMEV 5369 Witnesses: 1
The Betrayed Maiden’s Lament — five quatrains (aaab) and burden (c): ‘I haue forsworne hit whil I life / To wake the well-ey’
349.   The laughing times with their crimes spent
DIMEV 5370 Witnesses: 3
On the treason and execution of Oliver Damman, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Caroli Noni — six stanzas rhyme royal
350.   The law of God be to thee thy rest
DIMEV 5371 Witnesses: 1
Exhortation to forsake the world — one 12-line stanza (abababababab)
351.   Þe leuys sothyn in wit wyn
See London, British Library Harley 1735 copy of 5977
352.   The lechys for seke mannys sake
See New York, Pierpont Morgan Library B.21 [olim Phillipps 7008; Katherine Fenwick; Thomas FitzRoy Fenwick; Alan George Fenwick; William H. Robinson Ltd., London; their sale, London, Sotheby’s, July 17, 1950, lot 27; purchased for Curt F. Bühler at Sotheby’s (London, Feb. 28, 1955, lot 169) by E.P. Goldschmidt, London] version of 4171
353.   The life of this world
DIMEV 5372 Witnesses: 1
On the Vanity of this World — twelve unrhymed short lines
354.   The life so short the craft so long to learn
DIMEV 5373 Witnesses: 18
Geoffrey Chaucer: Parlement of Foules
355.   The life that lasteth little while
DIMEV 5374 Witnesses: 1
Lines on the transitoriness of life, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
356.   The lily that fair flower
DIMEV 5375 Witnesses: 2
‘Declaracio signorum’
357.   Þe lion is wonderliche stronge
See 5286
358.   The lion since three days as dead had be stilled
DIMEV 5376 Witnesses: 1
English lines on political conditions in England, c. A.D. 1460-1470 — 66 lines
359.   The lion stands on the hill
DIMEV 5377 Witnesses: 1
The Bestiary, or Physiologus — 602 short lines of unrhymed alliterative verse
360.   The little pretty nightingale
DIMEV 5378 Witnesses: 2
‘I loue none but you alone’
361.   The liver maketh a man to love
DIMEV 5379 Witnesses: 1
Parts of the body influencing man’s faculties — twelve irregular non-rhyming lines
362.   The long nights when every creature
DIMEV 5380 Witnesses: 2
‘The Balade of Pite’
363.   The lord that is a householder
DIMEV 5381 Witnesses: 1
Exposition of the Eight Feasts of the Church — 335 lines in stanzas of varying length
364.   The Lords eke shining in noble fame
See Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595) copy of 6826
365.   The love of God whoso will lere
DIMEV 5382 Witnesses: 1
A meditation on the Passion, with illustration — forty-five line
366.   The love of Jesu lasteth
DIMEV 5383 Witnesses: 1
On the lasting love of Christ — one couplet
367.   The lover true
DIMEV 5384 Witnesses: 1
The significance of colors — three 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
368.   Þe mayde be wode lay
See 3328
369.   The man that Gods hests held
DIMEV 5385 Witnesses: 1
William of Shoreham: ‘De Decem Preceptis’
370.   Þe man þat him beþouhte
See 6610
371.   The man that I loved alderbest
DIMEV 5386 Witnesses: 1
A Love Complaint, for two voices — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Wolde god that hyt were so / As I cowde wysshe bytuyxt vs too’
372.   The man that is of woman I-bore
DIMEV 5387 Witnesses: 2
’Þre Messagers of Deeth’ — fifty-six quatrains
373.   The man that lust to liven in ease
DIMEV 5388 Witnesses: 2
‘Who says þe sooth he shall be shent’
374.   The man that the hare I-met
DIMEV 5389 Witnesses: 1
Burlesque charm by the names of a hare — introduction and conclusion of five couplets each, with forty-four lines of text of the names of the hare
375.   The man that will of leechcraft lere
DIMEV 5390 Witnesses: 24
An introduction to a medical tract in prose — generally sixteen couplets
376.   The man that will to the two-hand sword lere both close and clear
DIMEV 5391 Witnesses: 1
Instructions for Fencing with the two-handed sword — twenty-three couplets
377.   The manner of living off the land [The maner lyvyng of þe londe ]
See 3801
378.   The manner of the world nowadays [The maner of the world now a dayes]
See 4943
379.   The Mass is of so high dignity
DIMEV 5392 Witnesses: 2
Against swearing by the Mass — six quatrains (aaaa) and burden (bb): ‘Y concell yow both more and lasse / Beware of swerynge by the masse’
380.   The Mass it hath been used
DIMEV 5393 Witnesses: 2
On the Mass — parts of two 6-line stanzas, aabccb
381.   The master to his man maketh his roose [The mayster to his man maketh his roys]
See 6507
382.   The masters of the Jews
DIMEV 5394 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
383.   The masters that usen blood letting
DIMEV 5395 Witnesses: 25
Poem on Phlebotomy or Bloodletting — in couplets, often with an introduction of six lines, for a total of 90 lines
384.   The mean is best as seemeth me [The mene ys beste as semeth me]
Refrain to 5331
385.   The meed/meadow is fled the grace is gone
DIMEV 5396 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
386.   The merits of mass who can express
DIMEV 5397 Witnesses: 1
On the Virtues of the Mass — one stanza rhyme royal.
387.   The might of the Father Almighty
DIMEV 5398 Witnesses: 98
Richard Rolle (attrib.): Pricke of Conscience
388.   The might of the Father of heaven
DIMEV 5399 Witnesses: 20
Richard Rolle (attrib.): The Pricke of Conscience
389.   The mighty Maker of the major mound
DIMEV 5400 Witnesses: 4
‘Lamentacio domini Dalphini Francie pro morte uxoris sue dicte Margarete’
390.   The mighty Maker that made all thing
DIMEV 5401 Witnesses: 1
Discussion between Occupation, Idleness, Doctrine and Cleanness — 877 lijnes in various stanzaic patterns
391.   The mighty William Duke of Normandy [The myghty William Duk of Normandy]
DIMEV 0.3431 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3431; see 727
392.   The mild Lamb I-spread on Rood
DIMEV 5402 Witnesses: 1
Christ on the Cross — six 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb)
393.   The mill goeth and let her go
DIMEV 5403 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a song — five lines
394.   The mind of Thy sweet passion Jesu tears it tells
DIMEV 5404 Witnesses: 5
Effects of Passion Longing — 1 x 2 in Latin homily, ‘Amore Langueo
395.   The minister and nourice unto vices
DIMEV 5405 Witnesses: 59
Geoffrey Chaucer: Second Nun’s Prologue
396.   The Mirror of Mankinds Salvation begins here [The Myroure of mannes kynde Saluacioune begynnes here / In whilk man may his falle and hire reparing lere]
See 2552
397.   The mirth of all this land [The merthe of alle þis londe]
DIMEV 0.3434 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3434; burden to 2339
398.   The months vary each hath his sign [the monthes vary eueryche haþ his sygne]
Portion of 5788 on the months and signs of the zodiac
399.   The moon changeth his shape
DIMEV 5407 Witnesses: 1
Lines on the chageability of the moon in a Latin sermon — one cross-rhymed quatrain.
400.   The moon in the morning merely rose
DIMEV 5408 Witnesses: 1
Nonsense verses — twenty-one alliterative lines
401.   The moon is murk the lion is bone
DIMEV 5409 Witnesses: 2
An English prophecy — eight couplets
402.   The more I go the further I am behind
DIMEV 5410 Witnesses: 3
Tyed with a Line
403.   The more I go the farther I am behind
DIMEV 5411 Witnesses: 9
The first stanza (ababbcc) of ‘Tyed with a Line’ (5410), standing alone or directly following 5534.
404.   þe moyr of agis þe nerar hewynnys blyss
Refrain to 2678
405.   The morrow following Tiburtius and Valerian
DIMEV 5412 Witnesses: 2
Verses on the terrible snow storm of 22 Edward I, translating five lines of Latin verse which precede them, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Edwardi Primi — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
406.   The most substaunce of power and of myght
The Prologue to John Hardyng’s Metrical Chronicle of England: see 1174
407.   The most worthy she is in town
DIMEV 5413 Witnesses: 1
In Praise of Ivy — four quatrains (abab) with ‘Veni coronaberis’ refrain and burden: ‘Ivy chefe off treis it is / Veni coronaberis
408.   The mother full mannerly and meekly as a maid
DIMEV 5414 Witnesses: 2
A moralization on the Virgin Mary playing with the Christ Child — three monorhyming quatrains and 4-line Latin burden: ‘Quid petis O fili…’
409.   The moder of mary þat merceful may / Pray for vs both nyght & day
Burden to 5088
410.   The mouse goeth abroad
DIMEV 5415 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial couplet
411.   The name of Johan well prays I may
DIMEV 5416 Witnesses: 1
Carol to St. John the Baptist — five 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd) with refrain, ‘It is a name of pryce’ and 4-line burden: ‘If thou be johan I tell it the / Ryght with a good aduyce / Thou may be glad johan to be / It is a name of pryce’
412.   The next Sunday after the Black Prime
DIMEV 5417 Witnesses: 1
Instructions for finding the date of Easter after the ‘Black Prime’ — one couplet
413.   The next time my lady and mistress
DIMEV 5418 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
414.   The nightingale singeth / That all the wood ringeth
DIMEV 5419 Witnesses: 1
Love lyric expressing love-longing — six short lines, aabccb
415.   The nightingale sings
DIMEV 5420 Witnesses: 1
The message of the song of the nightingale — two short couplets
416.   The noble father of Louis Louis the king
DIMEV 5421 Witnesses: 2
Elegy for Louis, King of France, translating Latin verses which precede it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 231 — four couplets
417.   The noble story to put in remembrance
DIMEV 5422 Witnesses: 14
John Lydgate: Life of St. Edmund and St. Fremund (Lydgate)
418.   The noble woman Anastasia
DIMEV 5423 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
419.   The nobleness and great magnificence
DIMEV 5424 Witnesses: 4
Robert Henryson: Orpheus and Eurydice
420.   The number of Jesu Christs wounds
DIMEV 5425 Witnesses: 6
The number of the Wounds of Christ and the number of the Drops of Blood from these Wounds — nine lines
421.   The number of these drops all [The nombre of these dropys all]
See 5425
422.   The nun walked on her prayer
DIMEV 5426 Witnesses: 1
Inducas inducas / In temptationibus’ — 4 macaronic quatrains (abab) with this burden
423.   The old dog the old dog
DIMEV 5427 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a song about the old dog — 6 unrhymed lines, with musical notation, including refrain, ‘a buffa trola trol’
424.   The order of fools full yore agone begun
DIMEV 5428 Witnesses: 7
John Lydgate: The Order of Fools
425.   The other three parts which in the book [The othir three partes which in þe boke]
See 5712
426.   The owl to the stone and the stone to the owl
DIMEV 5429 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial tag
427.   Þe passione as oure lefdy seiþ
See 4200
428.   The Pater Noster to expound may no man it praise
DIMEV 5430 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: Exposition of the Pater Noster
429.   The pedigree by right line
DIMEV 5431 Witnesses: 1
Heading for a pedigree of Henry VI — one cross-rhymed quatrain
430.   The Percy out of Northumberland and a vow to God made he
DIMEV 5432 Witnesses: 1
The Hunting of the Cheviot
431.   The perfect life to put in remembrance
DIMEV 5433 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate (?): Life of St. Petronilla
432.   The perverse heretic though that he do burn
DIMEV 5434 Witnesses: 2
Verses on William Courtenay, Chancellor of Oxford, who was burned as a heretic, translating a Latin couplet which precedes them, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Quarti — one stanza rhyme royal
433.   The pleasant leams of your eyen clear
DIMEV 5435 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
434.   The plowman plucked up his plow
DIMEV 5436 Witnesses: 5
The Plowman’s Tale
435.   The poor man overall lieth still
DIMEV 5437 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
436.   The pope hath granted a full fair pardon
DIMEV 5438 Witnesses: 2
An introductory rubric to 1164.
437.   The prince of priests to him gan say
DIMEV 5439 Witnesses: 1
The stoning of St. Stephen — 87 lines in cross-rhymed quatrains
438.   The property of every shire
DIMEV 5440 Witnesses: 2
Characteristics of the counties of England — 21 couplets
439.   The prophecy fulfilled is
DIMEV 5441 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
440.   The prophecy professed and I-pight
DIMEV 5442 Witnesses: 1
A political prophecy — 300 lines in cross-rhymed quatrains
441.   The prophet in his prophecy
DIMEV 5443 Witnesses: 1
‘Conuertimini in toto Corde vestro’
442.   The prophets tolden sometime in their prophecy [The prophetys tolden sumtyme in here prophessye]
DIMEV 0.3452 Witnesses: 0
Incipit to former 3452; now divided between 4633 and 6380
443.   The proverbs of Solomon do plainly declare
DIMEV 5444 Witnesses: 1
Proverbs attributed to Solomon — twenty-three stanzas ottava rima
444.   The prudent problems and the noble works
DIMEV 5445 Witnesses: 1
Stephen Hawes: A Joyfull Medytacyon
445.   The psalter of mercy here ended is
DIMEV 5446 Witnesses: 1
A colophon to a ME prose tract — four lines
446.   The red man here to his white wife
DIMEV 5447 Witnesses: 1
A couplet on a scroll attached to alchemical symbols
447.   The red rose and the white
DIMEV 5448 Witnesses: 1
On the Union of the Lancastrians and Yorkists, A.D. 1486 — one couplet
448.   The red streams running
DIMEV 5449 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
449.   The rich nor riches God ne hates / But them that for riches God forsakes
DIMEV 5450 Witnesses: 8
On God’s attitude toward the rich, from the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
450.   The right pit of hell is amid the earth within
DIMEV 5451 Witnesses: 25
A collection of pseudo-scientific material incorporated as Part III in the legend of St. Michael
451.   The right way to heaven Jesu Thou me show
DIMEV 5452 Witnesses: 1
‘A praier for may personis: Vias tuas…’ — two couplets
452.   The Root is dead the Swan is gone
DIMEV 5453 Witnesses: 1
On the popular discontent at the disasters in France 1449 — nine quatrains
453.   The root of wisdom is God to dread
DIMEV 5454 Witnesses: 1
Four lines of moral counsel — one monoriming quatrain
454.   The rose both white and red
DIMEV 5455 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton (?): ‘A lawde…for our souereigne Lord the Kyng’
455.   The Rose it is the fairest flower
DIMEV 5456 Witnesses: 1
‘The Rose of Ryse’: a carol on Henry V and the Agincourt Campaign — three 6-line stanzas (aaaabb) and 4-line burden: ‘The rose es the fayreste flor of alle / That euermore wasse or euermore schall / The rose of ryse / Off all thies flourres the rose berys pryce’
456.   The rose of the world but not the clean flower
DIMEV 5457 Witnesses: 2
Epitaph for Rosamond, mistress of Henry II, said to have been on her tomb at Godstowe Nunnery in Oxford, translating a Latin couplet which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 238 — one stanza rhyme royal
457.   The Russe will into France spring
Burden to 532
458.   The Salerno school doth by these lines impart
DIMEV 5458 Witnesses: 1
A dietary — six couplets at end of a collection of Latin and English prose medical rules
459.   The sanguine man of blood hath hardiness [the sanguyne man of blood haþe hardynes]
Portion on the four complexions, 4 eight-line stanzas, in 5788
460.   The skaterande Scottes
See 5618
461.   The Scots had no grace to speed in their space for to mend their miss
DIMEV 5458.5 Witnesses: 1
Inserted in Robert Mannyng’s Chronicle — two long lines of verse, each containing a couplet and tail rhyme line
462.   Þe Scottes / I telle for sottes
See 5618
463.   The second day of fair fresh lusty May
DIMEV 5459 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans: ‘Thoughts on the Second Day of May’
464.   The second is compunction / That some men calls contrition
DIMEV 5459.1 Witnesses: 1
A long didactic poem emanating from Bridlington, divided into between 90 and 100 chapters
465.   The seven deeds of mercy
DIMEV 5459.2 Witnesses: 2
The Seven Works of Mercy, Bodily and Ghostly — two 8-line stanzas
466.   The sharpness of cursing
DIMEV 5459.3 Witnesses: 1
Emotions of the sinner, in an English sermon, de introductione excommunicacione 4 temporibus anni — three monorhyming lines
467.   The shepherd upon a hill he sat
DIMEV 5459.4 Witnesses: 1
The song of Wat the Shepherd — ten 8-line stanzas (aaaabbbb; except 1st stanza which has 9 lines, aaaaabbbb) with refrain, ‘For in hys pype he made so mych joy’ and burden: ‘Can I not syng but hoy / Whan the joly sheperd made so mych joy’
468.   The ship axe said unto the wright
DIMEV 5459.5 Witnesses: 1
The Debate of the Carpenter’s Tools — 288 lines in couplets
469.   The ship full many tempest passed
DIMEV 5459.6 Witnesses: 1
On Friendship — fifteen couplets
470.   The ship in the sailing
DIMEV 5459.7 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
471.   The sick lieth for his evil deeds
DIMEV 5459.8 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
472.   The sick shall die as I understand
DIMEV 5459.9 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
473.   The sick shall turn to sanity
DIMEV 5459.95 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
474.   The sicker sooth who so says
DIMEV 5460 Witnesses: 1
The Four Foes of Mankind — seven 16-line stanzas (aaabcccbdddbeeeb)
475.   The sigh Causeth
DIMEV 5461 Witnesses: 1
Tenor part of a love song — fragment
476.   The sight which first my heart did strain
DIMEV 5462 Witnesses: 1
A lover’s devotion — one 7-line stanza
477.   The signification of thy dream shall be
DIMEV 5463 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
478.   The sin of pride nis not in shroud
DIMEV 5464 Witnesses: 9
The sin of pride, a proverbial tag in the Fasciculus morum
479.   The sinful throats shall be filled among
DIMEV 5465 Witnesses: 1
The consequences of swearing, or swearing false oaths(?) — three lines, incomplete
480.   The slow man is but a dry tree that no fruit will bearen
DIMEV 5466 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
481.   The smaller peasen the more to pot
DIMEV 5467 Witnesses: 3
Fairness of a woman corresponds to her flightiness, translating a Latin distich, ‘Quo minor est pisa tanto plures capitolla / Quo mage formosa mulier mage luxuriosa’ — one couplet
482.   The smiling mouth and laughing eyen gray
DIMEV 5468 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
483.   The soft morrow and the lusty April
DIMEV 5469 Witnesses: 1
The Romans of Lancelot of the Laik
484.   The son here lieth with also the father
DIMEV 5470 Witnesses: 2
Epitaph of the Emperor Henry, husband of Maude and son-in-law of Henry III of England, according to those who claim that he was buried with his father, translating Latin line which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 227 — one couplet
485.   The Son of God alone / Hath made us free each one [The sone of god alone / Hath made vs free echeone]
Burden to 5258
486.   The Son of God and King of bliss
DIMEV 5471 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
487.   The Son of God hath take nature
DIMEV 5472 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman (?): ‘Te deum laudamus’
488.   The Son of God in throne / Hath take mankid alone [The sone of god in trone / Hath take mankynd alone]
Burden to 5474
489.   The Son of God is man become / Pro salute fidelium [The sone of god is man become / Pro salute fidelium]
Burden to 5471
490.   The Son of God man become is / Of Virgin Mary Queen of bliss [The sonne of god man bicome is / Of virgyn marie quene of blis]
Burden to 4338
491.   The Son of God our Lord Jesus
DIMEV 5473 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman (?): ‘Te deum laudamus’
492.   The Son of God so full of might
DIMEV 5474 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman (?)
493.   The Son of God that all hath wrought
DIMEV 5475 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman (?)
494.   The Son of grace him shineth in
DIMEV 5476 Witnesses: 1
The Son of Grace — a carol of four quatrains (abcb) and burden: ‘Al the meryere is þat place / Þe sunne of grace schynit in’
495.   The Son of the Father of heaven bliss
DIMEV 5477 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol—four quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Processit ex virgine’ and burden: ‘Verbum patris hodie / Processit ex virgine
496.   The son shall the father slay
DIMEV 5478 Witnesses: 1
An English prophecy — probably about 300 lines in 9-line stanzas (ababbcbbc)
497.   The sooth love among us be
DIMEV 5479 Witnesses: 1
A homily on ‘Sothe Luue’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
498.   The soul asks right as written is in story
DIMEV 5480 Witnesses: 1
Cur mundus militat
499.   The soul of this sinful wight
DIMEV 5481 Witnesses: 1
An angelic message about a contrite woman in an exemplum — three lines
500.   The souls that to purgatory wends
DIMEV 5482 Witnesses: 1
‘Of þe relefyng of saules in purgatory’
501.   The Sovereign that seeth every secret
DIMEV 5483 Witnesses: 1
The Pageant of the Shearmen and Taylors
502.   The star him shone both night and day / To lead three kings there our Lord lay [The sterre hym schon bothe nyght & day / To lede thre kynges ther our lord lay]
Burden to 2944
503.   The star [stern] is risen of our redemption
DIMEV 5484 Witnesses: 1
William Dunbar (attrib.): On the Nativity
504.   The star [stern] of heaven mother Mary
DIMEV 5485 Witnesses: 1
A hymn to the Virgin
505.   The star shone both night and day [The sterre shoon boþe nyȝt & day]
Introductory refrain to 6080
506.   The star shone both night and day [The sterre shoon boþe nyȝt & day]
Introductory refrain to 6080
507.   The state of religion
DIMEV 5486 Witnesses: 1
‘Of þe state of religion’
508.   The summoners beth mightful
DIMEV 5487 Witnesses: 1
On the consequences of sin, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
509.   The sun is brighter than the moon
DIMEV 5488 Witnesses: 1
In praise of the Virgin Mary — four lines translating ‘Sol luna lucider
510.   The sun is here in his sign
DIMEV 5489 Witnesses: 2
English verses on the Signs of the Zodiac — three 6-line stanzas and nine quatrains, all in couplets
511.   The sun with his beams of brightness
DIMEV 5490 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Hoccleve: Balade to Henry Somer
512.   The Sunday is Gods own chosen day
DIMEV 5491 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: ‘Narracio quomodo michel duxit paulum ad infernum’
513.   The Sundays hear thou mass and the feasts of commandment
DIMEV 5492 Witnesses: 2
The Five Commandments of the Church — five lines, describing a cut in The Ordynarye of Crysten Men
514.   The surest way to conquer sin
DIMEV 5493 Witnesses: 1
On efficacy of praying to Christ to conquer sin — one quatrain
515.   The surmounting pleasure who can express
DIMEV 5494 Witnesses: 1
Leconfield proverbs: a dialogue between ‘the part sensatyue’ and ‘the part intellectyue’ on the vanity of human delights
516.   The swain he proffers his sword with swithe sore sighs
DIMEV 5495 Witnesses: 1
Two fragmentary extracts from an alliterative translation of Les Voeux du Paon of Jacques d’Longuyon — 14 lines
517.   The tax hath teened us all [The taxe hath tened us alle ]
See 5118
518.   The ten commandments that I have broke
DIMEV 5496 Witnesses: 1
A confession of breaking the Ten Commandments — seven quatrains
519.   The tenth joy had Our Lady at the feast of Architricline
DIMEV 5497 Witnesses: 1
Fifteen Joys of the Virgin Mary — in couplets
520.   The text of Holy Writ men sayen
DIMEV 5498 Witnesses: 1
The Complaint of Man’s Flesh against Christ
521.   The thing that thou might leesen clepeth not thine own
DIMEV 5499 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
522.   The thirsty give drink hungry thou feed
DIMEV 5500 Witnesses: 1
The VII Works of Mercy Bodily — six lines
523.   The thoughts within my breast
DIMEV 5501 Witnesses: 1
Henry VIII (attrib.)
524.   The time approacheth of necessity
DIMEV 5502 Witnesses: 3
‘Liber Prouerbium’
525.   The time of youth is to be spent
DIMEV 5503 Witnesses: 1
Henry VII: ‘Goode dysporttys’
526.   The time so long the pain aye more and more
DIMEV 5504 Witnesses: 1
William de la Pole (attrib.): A Compleynt
527.   The time that Maximian
DIMEV 5505 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
528.   The token of the verray cross
DIMEV 5506 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
529.   The tongue breaketh bone [Þe tonge brekyth bon]
See 6052
530.   The tree of the cross is well bright
DIMEV 5507 Witnesses: 1
On a worthy tree — two couplets in a Good Friday sermon by Friar Nicolas Philip translating the Latin which precedes it
531.   The true process of English policy
DIMEV 5508 Witnesses: 7
The Libel of English Policy
532.   The true process of English policy
DIMEV 5509 Witnesses: 4
The Libel of English Policy
533.   The true process of English policy
DIMEV 5510 Witnesses: 5
The Libel of English Policy
534.   The twelfth day from Christs birth
DIMEV 5511 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
535.   The twelve degrees of pacience thou mayest behold here
DIMEV 5512 Witnesses: 1
‘The xii degrees of pacyence’
536.   The unlated woman the light man will lait
DIMEV 5513 Witnesses: 1
John de Fordun: Scotichronicon
537.   The unseely man said of God that him ne rought
DIMEV 5514 Witnesses: 1
four lines
538.   The unsure gladness the joy transitory
DIMEV 5515 Witnesses: 1
four stanzas
539.   The unware woe that cometh on gladness
DIMEV 5516 Witnesses: 2
The transitoriness of worldly prosperity — two stanzas rhyme royal
540.   The valley hight Spoletan there Saint Francis was I-bore
DIMEV 5517 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
541.   The vernicle I honor in worship of thee [The veronycle I honour in worship of the]
See Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 1 (SC 21575) copy of 4083
542.   The very founder and beginner of our first creation
DIMEV 5518 Witnesses: 1
Mankind
543.   The wardrober of Venus bower [The wardraipper of Venus boure]
DIMEV 5519 Witnesses: 2
William Dunbar: ‘Of James Doig, kepar of the quenis wardrop’
544.   The way is good and profitable
DIMEV 5520 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
545.   The way of sleight and of soothness
DIMEV 5521 Witnesses: 8
On the ways to virtue, in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
546.   The Wednesdays
DIMEV 5522 Witnesses: 1
‘A lytel treatyse that sheweth how every man & woman ought to faste on þe wednesday’
547.   The well of virtue and flower of womanhood
DIMEV 5523 Witnesses: 1
A secular treatment of a hymn to the Heavenly Mistress — four stanzas rhyme royal
548.   The Welsh and the Irish till our men English help doughtily
DIMEV 5523.5 Witnesses: 1
Inserted in Robert Mannyng’s Chronicle — four long lines of verse, each containing a couplet and tail rhyme line
549.   Þe werd wt is faired
See under ‘Þe world’, etc., 5535
550.   The wheel of Fortune who can hold
DIMEV 5524 Witnesses: 1
‘Farewell the best that euer was borne’
551.   The which flower is most pure and bright [The whiche floure is moos pure & bright]
Refrain to 6028
552.   The which pillers been far beyond Inde [The whiche pilliris bene far beȝond ynd]
Beginning of second fragment of 2541 (Asloan)
553.   The while that Rome was reigning in his flowers [The whyle þat Rome was regnyng in hys floures]
Walton’s metrical version of Boethius lacking the Translator’s Preface: see 2677
554.   The while that Troy was reigning in his might [The while that Troy was regnyng in his myght]
See 1174
555.   The white skin hath a sory lack
DIMEV 5525 Witnesses: 1
On white skin, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
556.   The wisdom of the father
DIMEV 5526 Witnesses: 12
The Hours of the Cross, interspersed in the English Prymer — seven stanzas of 8 short lines, or of four long lines rhyming aabb, the passages often followed by refrain-like ‘We worchipe the crist and blesse to the / For bi the holi crois thou hast for bought the worlde’
557.   The wise heart and understanding
DIMEV 5527 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
558.   The wise man his son forbade
DIMEV 5528 Witnesses: 1
Advice to fathers regarding their sons’ career choice — one eight-line stanza (ababbcbc)
559.   The wise man in his book hath this saying
DIMEV 5529 Witnesses: 3
Proverbs of old Philosophers, in Latin, French, and English — the English text usually in quatrains (aabb)
560.   The wise man said to his sons
DIMEV 5530 Witnesses: 5
‘Prouerbis of Wysdom’
561.   The wise man the fire shall beat
DIMEV 5531 Witnesses: 1
On good governance of a household — three couplets
562.   The wood hath ears the field sighest
DIMEV 5532 Witnesses: 3
Proverbial warning to watch what you say — one couplet
563.   The world made diverse by forward folks ruin [The world made diuerse by froward folkys rweyne]
John Lydgate, Fable of the Hound and the Sheep, from Isopes Fabules: included under 6701
564.   The world so wide the air so remevable
DIMEV 5533 Witnesses: 6
John Lydgate: On the Mutability of Man’s Nature due to the Seasons, the Elements, the Complexions, and the Planets
565.   The world so wide the air so remevable
DIMEV 5534 Witnesses: 8
Halsham (?)
566.   The world stands ever upon debate [The world stant euer upon debate]
An extract from Confessio Amantis (Prologue, line 556); (Compare an extract in the Delamere MS, item g — Prologue, lines 585-1088; I. 2785-3042): see 4229-8
567.   The world turneth as doth a ball [The world turnyth as doth a ball]
See lines 17-18 of Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) version of 5530
568.   The world with is fared [Þe werd with is faired]
DIMEV 5535 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone: ‘Quatuor tortores hominis in mundo’
569.   The worlds joy is only fantasy [The warldis ioy is anlie fantesie]
See 5799
570.   The worm on the tree
DIMEV 5536 Witnesses: 1
What Envy is Like — four lines
571.   The worthiest thing most of goodness
DIMEV 5537 Witnesses: 8
The Lay Folks’ Mass Book
572.   The year of grace plainly to describe
DIMEV 5538 Witnesses: 1
Osbern Bokenam: ‘Life of St. Mary Magdalene’
573.   The year of grace who list attend
DIMEV 5539 Witnesses: 1
Osbern Bokenam: ‘Life of St. Elizabeth’
574.   The year of our Lord 1484
DIMEV 5540 Witnesses: 1
The Streets of London, an animal prophecy — 134 irregular rhyming line
575.   The year to reckon from Christs incarnation
DIMEV 5541 Witnesses: 2
Verses on the martyrdom of St Thomas of Canterbury, translating a Latin couplet which precedes them, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 237 — one stanza rhyme royal
576.   Thee then we beseeken thy servants do good
DIMEV 5542 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
577.   Thee was bold I-built ere thou I-boren were
DIMEV 5543 Witnesses: 1
‘The Grave’
578.   Them that been naked give clothing
DIMEV 5544 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
579.   Then a dead man shall arise and agreement make
DIMEV 5545 Witnesses: 1
A political prophecy — three quatrains
580.   Then all beasts and fowls shall make them gay
DIMEV 5546 Witnesses: 1
A long collection of Latin prophecies with some English verses scattered throughout — various rhyme schemes
581.   Then all your doings should here in earth
DIMEV 5547 Witnesses: 2
Verses on Following Christ’s Word — six quatrains (aabb) and burden (cc): ‘Be mery all with one accorde / And be ye folowers of crystes worde’
582.   Then Christ our heaven king
DIMEV 5547.5 Witnesses: 1
A Meditacioun
583.   Then crew cats and then was it day ribaldry
DIMEV 5548 Witnesses: 1
A English scribble
584.   Then had Herod received the crown
DIMEV 5549 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
585.   Then is abstinence of worthiness
DIMEV 5550 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
586.   Then love God over all thing [Then loue god ouer all thyng]
See 2001
587.   Then shall stint that now is kid
DIMEV 5551 Witnesses: 10
Two couplets in the Fasciculus morum translating the Latin divisio of a sermon for the second Sunday of Advent
588.   Then shalt thou wite as I say…
Division of 2553
589.   Then the knight and the steward free
DIMEV 5552 Witnesses: 2
Sir Amadace
590.   Then the soul is Jesu loving
DIMEV 5553 Witnesses: 1
Song of the soul afire with love of Jesus Christ, in a sermon on Luke XVI, ‘Redde racionem villicacionis tue luce’ (beg. f. 101) — eight rhyming phrases
591.   Then thou thy candle cast to ground [Þan þou þi candul kaste to grownde]
See 5312
592.   Then turn thy wheel and be my friend again / And send me joy where I am now in pain [Then torne thy whele and be my frende a gayn / And sende me Ioy where I am nowe in payne]
Refrain to 121
593.   Then will my reverend lady on me rue [Than will my reuerend lady on me rew]
Refrain to 6394
594.   Þenk
See under ‘Think’
595.   Theophilus was a swith great man and good clerk he was also
DIMEV 5554 Witnesses: 14
South English Legendary
596.   Þeos
See under ‘This’
597.   There after on another day
DIMEV 5555 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
598.   There as all the heart of man [Þer as al þe herte of man]
DIMEV 0.3520 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3520; see 5928
599.   There Babylon lore more might hath truth the more
DIMEV 5556 Witnesses: 1
A single couplet in the Polychronicon
600.   There be four things full hard for to know
DIMEV 5557 Witnesses: 4
Cordiale quatuor novissimorum’ — six lines introducing prose
601.   There been four things causing great folly
DIMEV 5558 Witnesses: 4
Four things that make man a fool — one stanza rhyme royal
602.   There been four things that make a man a fool
DIMEV 5559 Witnesses: 3
Four things that make a man a fool — one stanza rhyme royal
603.   There been three points of mischief
DIMEV 5560 Witnesses: 1
A Series of Triads — 100 lines in eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain
604.   There been three things full hard to be known [There ben thre thinges full harde to be knowen]
See London, British Library Lansdowne 762 version of 5557
605.   There been women there been words
DIMEV 5561 Witnesses: 2
Proverbial saying against women, translating Multi sermones ibi sunt vbi sunt mulieres / Ac vbi sunt auce merde sunt non in pauce — one couplet
606.   There beth seven parts in this book
DIMEV 5562 Witnesses: 1
Poetic description of the contents of The Pricke of Conscience (5398) in one manuscript — seven couplets
607.   There beth three things that be much of price
DIMEV 5563 Witnesses: 1
Moral Advice — four lines
608.   There blows a cold wind today today [There blows a colde wynd todaye todaye]
DIMEV 0.3525 Witnesses: 0
Burden to 5779
609.   Þer childe is kynge
See Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 53 (SC 1654) and Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394 versions of 1506
610.   þere him graunted his wille ywis
See Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS] version of 370
611.   There I love there lack I not
DIMEV 5564 Witnesses: 4
Adaptation of a Latin proverb Ubi amor, ibi oculus — one couplet
612.   There is a babe born of a may
DIMEV 5565 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay
613.   There is a blossom sprung of a thorn
DIMEV 5566 Witnesses: 1
An Epiphany carol — nine quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Deo Patri sit gloria’ and burden: ‘Alleluya alleluia / Deo Patri sit gloria
614.   There is a body of a body
DIMEV 5567 Witnesses: 5
‘The Whole Science’
615.   There is a book men calls Merlins Bulbrane
DIMEV 5568 Witnesses: 1
Metrical prophecies, English and Latin, on English history — 16 monorhyming lines followed by four monorhyming lines
616.   There is a bush that is foregrow
DIMEV 5569 Witnesses: 1
Sarcastic verses against King Richard’s Ministers — fifteen six-line stanzas (aabccb)
617.   There is a child a heavenly child / I-born this night of Mary mild [Ther is a chielde a heuenly childe / Iborne this nyght of Marie myelde]
Burden and refrain to 5668
618.   There is a child born of a may [Ther ys a chylde borne of a may]
See 3
619.   There is a flower sprung of a well
DIMEV 5570 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
620.   There is a flower sprung of a tree /The root thereof is called Jesse [There is a floure spr[u]ng of a tre / The rote þerof is callid jesse]
Burden to 5691
621.   There is a saying both old and true
DIMEV 5571 Witnesses: 1
A moral poem on honest mirth — six six-line stanzas and a four-line pseudo-burden: ‘Nowe will ye be mery & can ye be merye / I pray you be mery mery mery mery / Be as mery as yowe cane / So shall yow please bothe god & man’.
622.   There is a thing as I suppose
DIMEV 5572 Witnesses: 1
‘A placht’, a riddle — two couplets
623.   There is an herb men call Lunary [There is an hearbe men call Lunaire]
See 1980
624.   There is at the west side of Italy
DIMEV 5573 Witnesses: 65
Geoffrey Chaucer: Clerk’s Tale
625.   There is father kindly
DIMEV 5574 Witnesses: 1
On God’s goodness — six lines
626.   There is full little sickerness
DIMEV 5575 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate: ‘That now is hay þat sumtyme was grasse’
627.   There is light right and might
DIMEV 5576 Witnesses: 1
On Light, Right and Might — four long rhyming lines
628.   There is no creator but one
DIMEV 5577 Witnesses: 4
‘Do Merci bifore thi Judement’
629.   Þere is no damage more man to purpose
An extract from Lydgate’s Fall of Princes: see 1904
630.   There is no man so mighty but some man may [There is no man so myghty but som man may]
See 5584
631.   There is no man that ever has need
DIMEV 5578 Witnesses: 1
Advice of Christ to man — nine couplets
632.   There is no man worthy for to have the crown of life
DIMEV 5579 Witnesses: 1
A tag from St. Paul — one couplet written as prose in Dives and Pauper
633.   There is no mirth under the sky
DIMEV 5580 Witnesses: 1
In praise of his lady — six eight-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Be trew lady for I you truste’
634.   Þer ys no merth yn noþir
DIMEV 3533.5 Witnesses: 0
Former 3533.5; see 496
635.   There is no more dreadful pestilence
DIMEV 5581 Witnesses: 1
Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate: ‘The Tongue’
636.   There is no rose of such virtue
DIMEV 5582 Witnesses: 2
A song of the Virgin Mary the Rose — three 6-line stanzas (aabccb) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘Ther is no rose of swych vertu / As is the rose that bare ihesu’
637.   There is none grass that groweth in ground
DIMEV 5583 Witnesses: 1
A song of the ‘wikked tunge’ — five quatrains and burden: ‘Kep thi tunge thi tunge thi tunge / Thi wykyd tunge werkit me w[o]’
638.   There is none so wise man but he may wisdom lere
DIMEV 5584 Witnesses: 4
‘Devoute & vertuos wordes’
639.   There is one / And such another was never none
DIMEV 5585 Witnesses: 3
A motto, in three variants in a sermon in die natali domini — one couplet
640.   There may arrest me no pleasaunce
See 1044
641.   There may to sloth no nother… [There may to slouthe no nother qw…]
DIMEV 0.3538.5 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3538.5; now incorporated in 4289
642.   There men might well see
DIMEV 5586 Witnesses: 3
Battle of Halidon Hill, an extract from a prose chronicle — 12 couplets
643.   There ne is danger but of a villain [villein?]
DIMEV 5587 Witnesses: 1
Alain Chartier
644.   There nas no god but gold alone
DIMEV 5588 Witnesses: 1
One of two related couplets on the evils of wealth in a Latin sermon for Trinity 23 — one couplet
645.   There nis in me comfort or gladnesss
DIMEV 5589 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
646.   There nis so high comfort to my pleasance
DIMEV 5590 Witnesses: 13
Geoffrey Chaucer; Oton de Graunson Sir: ‘Complaint of Venus’
647.   There rede such life thou forsake
DIMEV 5591 Witnesses: 1
On death following in same manner as one has lived, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
648.   There shall never man win in his chaffer [Ther shalle never man wynn in his chaffere]
See 3811
649.   Þer spring a welle al at here foot
See 4333
650.   There sprung a yard of Jesse more [There sprunge a yerde of Iesse moore]
Burden to 568
651.   There stood beside the cross of Jesu
DIMEV 5592 Witnesses: 1
‘Meditacio de Passione Domini nostri ihesu cristi’
652.   There was a friar of the order gray / Inducas
DIMEV 5593 Witnesses: 1
The Friar and the Nun — eight couplets with interlinear refrain, ‘Inducas…in temptacionibus’, and burden ‘Inducas Inducas / in temptacionibus
653.   Þer was a kyȝt in a cuntre
See 2758
654.   There was a knight of I know
DIMEV 5594 Witnesses: 1
Legend of St. Eustace
655.   There was a lady
DIMEV 5595 Witnesses: 1
‘A shoon’, a double-entendre riddle — 9 lines
656.   There was a man of stature big
DIMEV 5596 Witnesses: 1
‘A curious Legend of St. Christopher’
657.   There was a man that had nought
DIMEV 5597 Witnesses: 1
‘A tale of ryght nought’
658.   There was a woman of ill fame
DIMEV 5598 Witnesses: 4
Northern Homily Cycle
659.   There was as telleth Titus Livius
DIMEV 5599 Witnesses: 56
Geoffrey Chaucer: Physician’s Tale
660.   There was cast a stone that no man might lift
DIMEV 5600 Witnesses: 1
Tres mira — three lines
661.   There was in Asia in a great city
DIMEV 5601 Witnesses: 65
Geoffrey Chaucer: Prioress’s Tale
662.   There was one Octavian
DIMEV 5602 Witnesses: 1
‘A carol of the Innocentes’
663.   There was one Philip king some tide
DIMEV 5603 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
664.   There was some time befall a case
DIMEV 5604 Witnesses: 1
Carol of the Passion — ten quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Jhesu fore yowre manie / Yblessid mot yowre body be’
665.   There was the dean and the official
DIMEV 5605 Witnesses: 1
Walter Mapes: Apocalypsis Golliae
666.   There were three wily three wily there were
DIMEV 5606 Witnesses: 1
Abuse of Women — four couplets and burden: ‘Herfor & therfor & therfor I came / And for to praysse this prety woman’
667.   There woned in Babylon a bairn in that burgh rich
DIMEV 5607 Witnesses: 5
‘The Pistill of Susan’
668.   Therefore be thine own friend
DIMEV 5608 Witnesses: 1
Verses urging reader to know thyself — 44 lines in eight-line stanzas with refrain, ‘And know thyself wysely I rede’
669.   Therefore let us all sing noel [Therfore let vs all syng nowell]
Refrain to 5957
670.   Therefore ye Welsh men hereafter nurture learn [Therefore ye Welshe men here after nurture lerne]
Tag in Fabyan’s Chronicle, (ed. Ellis, Sir Henry. The New Chronicles of England and France in Two Parts. repr. of Robert Fabyan, New Chronicles, Pynson 1516 (STC 10659). London: Rivington, 1811, 127): see 6322
671.   These are the sins of the mouth
DIMEV 5609 Witnesses: 1
The sins of the mouth, in the Speculum Cristiani — including eight phrases rhyming ‘ing’
672.   These arms of Christ both God and man [Þese armis of Crist boþ god and man]
Concluding rhymed rubric to 4083
673.   These be the due [diverse?] teachings express
DIMEV 5610 Witnesses: 1
A poem to his mistress likening her to a tree in various seasons — about 20 folios
674.   These been the sacraments of Holy Chirch
DIMEV 5611 Witnesses: 1
The Seven Sacraments — five couplets
675.   These been the sacraments seven
DIMEV 5612 Witnesses: 1
The Seven Sacraments — ten quatrains
676.   These beth the three that God forlese [Þeys bet ȝe þre þat god for les]
Signs of Degeneracy: see 2994
677.   These Douzepeers come to the friars them for to shrive
DIMEV 5612.5 Witnesses: 1
Inserted in Robert Mannyng’s Chronicle — two long lines, each containing a couplet and tail rhyme
678.   These Jews made each year
DIMEV 5613 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
679.   These ladies fair that makes repair
DIMEV 5614 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar: ‘Of the ladyis solistaris at court’
680.   These leeches for sick mans sake [These lechys for seke mannys sake]
See 4171
681.   These letters three with the title
DIMEV 5615 Witnesses: 1
On the interpretation of the name ‘Ihc’ — forty-eight lines mainly in quatrains
682.   These make perfect charity after Pauls epistle
DIMEV 5616 Witnesses: 2
‘The XV degrees of charite’
683.   These masters that used blood letting [Þys maystres þat vsed blod letyng]
See London, British Library Sloane 540 A (5395-15) and London, British Library Addit. 18216 (5395-20) versions of 5395
684.   These masters that use blood letting [Thes masters þat vse blode lettynge]
See Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1477, Parts II, III (SC 7719) version of 5395-5
685.   These nine virtues with good chevisance [Þese ix vertewis wiþ good cheuysaunce]
Colophon to 375
686.   These old gentle Bretons in their days
DIMEV 5617 Witnesses: 50
Geoffrey Chaucer: Franklin’s Prologue
687.   These scattering Scots
DIMEV 5618 Witnesses: 16
A song of victory over the Scots inserted in the Brut Chronicles and early prose chronicles
688.   These straight shoon
DIMEV 5619 Witnesses: 1
Tag translating Latin, ‘Isti stricti sotilares male…’ which follows it, in a series of Latin sentences with English translations in a schoolbook
689.   These three kings another way toward their land nome [Þes þre kinges anoþer wey toward here lond nome]
DIMEV 0.3559 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3559; section heading to 6380
690.   These twelve apostles under figure
DIMEV 5620 Witnesses: 1
On the Apostles — rhyme royal stanzas
691.   These women all
DIMEV 5621 Witnesses: 1
Satire on woman’s inconstancy — five six-line stanzas with disclaiming refrain: ‘But I will nott say so’
692.   These words here that I you say…
Division of 2553
693.   These worldly joys that fair in sight appears
DIMEV 5622 Witnesses: 1
On the temptacions of the world — six lines
694.   These wounds smart bear in thy heart
DIMEV 5623 Witnesses: 1
Verses on a scroll accompanying a drawing of Christ’s wounded heart — six lines
695.   They been not well for to leven
DIMEV 5624 Witnesses: 2
John Grimestone
696.   They priveth grittily
DIMEV 5626 Witnesses: 1
The Four Evils of Pride — four lines
697.   They rode a full great pace [Thay rad a fful gret pas]
See 6734
698.   They that been true in loving
DIMEV 5627 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
699.   They that without law do sin
DIMEV 5628 Witnesses: 3
Pricke of Conscience
700.   Þi (possessive)
See under ‘Thy’
701.   Thieves friend and lords purse
DIMEV 5629 Witnesses: 1
A riddle on money, translating Latin ascribed to St. Jerome — one couplet
702.   Thine father was a bond man
DIMEV 5630 Witnesses: 1
High birth is of no value — one quatrain in a sermon
703.   Thine heart with spear sticked
DIMEV 5631 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
704.   Thine heritage if thou wilt win
DIMEV 5632 Witnesses: 1
The Narrow Path to Heaven — two couplets
705.   Thine own coy I-had seem none [Thyn own coy y-had sem noon]
See New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Osborn fa.24 (roll) [formerly Osborn 22a or 22b; olim Fitzgerald] version of 4083
706.   Thine own good spend while thou has space [Thyne awin gude spend quhill thow hes space]
Refrain to 3375.5
707.   Things in kind desires things like [Thingis in kynde desyris thingis lyke]
See 390
708.   Things passed remember and well divide [Thingys passid remembre and well devide]
See stanza on Prudence of 939
709.   Think and thank prelate of great price
DIMEV 5633 Witnesses: 2
Six ‘sotelties’ at the banquet for the elevation of John Morton to the Bishopric of Ely in A.D. 1479 — seven stanzas rhyme royal
710.   Think heartily in thy thought
DIMEV 5634 Witnesses: 1
‘Knowe thy self & thy god’ — nine eight-line stanzas
711.   Think how that thyself shall henne [Thynke how that thysylf shall henne]
See Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) (lines 101-102) version of 5530
712.   Think man of my hard stounds [Þenc man of mi harde stundes]
DIMEV 0.3565 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3565; couplet heading to 3386
713.   Think man thy life may not ever endure
DIMEV 5635 Witnesses: 2
Warning against false executors — four monorhyming lines
714.   Think man thy love was dear I-bought
DIMEV 5636 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
715.   Think man whereof thou art wrought
DIMEV 5637 Witnesses: 1
Of the Tokens of God’s Displeasure — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man be wys & arys / & thynk on lyf þat lestenit ay’
716.   Think man whereof thou art wrought
DIMEV 5638 Witnesses: 2
A mystical poem — seven l0-line stanzas with an ‘O and I’ refrain
717.   Think never none ill
DIMEV 5639 Witnesses: 1
The Savior’s plea as compared with those of the World and the Devil — three couplets plus refrain ‘and come to me’
718.   Think of the latemost day when we shall faren
DIMEV 5640 Witnesses: 4
On Death — in monorhyming quatrains
719.   Think of thy coat that is bright and gay
DIMEV 5641 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
720.   Think oft mid sorrow of heart o thine sin
DIMEV 5642 Witnesses: 6
Ancrene Riwle
721.   Think on him and have good mind
DIMEV 5643 Witnesses: 3
Gesta Romanorum
722.   Think on me and have in mind
DIMEV 5644 Witnesses: 1
Appeal of Christ to Man his ‘Leman’ — two couplets
723.   Think on my passion [thynke on my passyoun]
Refrain to 3388
724.   Think on the doom that now is mine
DIMEV 5645 Witnesses: 1
A warning of death — two couplets
725.   Think on this word suffer I must [Thenke on this word, suffren I mot]
Refrain to 6602
726.   Think on thy end and thou shall never sin [Think on thy end and thow sall never syn]
Refrain to 4523
727.   Þenk on ȝesterday
Refrain to 6379
728.   Think thank and pray
DIMEV 5646 Witnesses: 1
Three things to do to win God’s aid — one couplet
729.   Think that did his thee before
DIMEV 5647 Witnesses: 1
‘Quatuor precones ante diem Iudicii’
730.   Think we on our ending I rede [Think we on our endyng I rede]
See 2088
731.   Thinken how swart thing and sooty is the sin
DIMEV 5648 Witnesses: 2
A moral warning, inserted into a life of St. Margaret
732.   Þir
See under ‘These’
733.   Thirty days hath November
DIMEV 5649 Witnesses: 5
The number of days in the twelve months — two couplets
734.   Thirty-two teeth that keep full keen
DIMEV 5650 Witnesses: 1
Mnemonic verses on the number of teeth, bones and veins — two couplets
735.   Thirty virtues shall have he
DIMEV 5651 Witnesses: 2
‘The XXX Virtues of the Mass’ — 136 lines in couplets
736.   This babe to us that now is born
DIMEV 5652 Witnesses: 2
A Christmas carol — five six-line stanzas (ababcc) with three-line refrain, ‘And thus it is / forsothe iwys / He askyth nouth but that is hys’ and burden: ‘Now may we syngyn as it is / Quod puer natus est nobis
737.   This babe was born I-wis [This babe was born I wis]
Burden to 4260
738.   This blessed babe that thou hast born
DIMEV 5653 Witnesses: 1
A carol of the Passion — five six line stanzas (aaaabb) including refrain, ‘Mari moder cum and se / Thy swet son nayled on a tre’ plus burden (bb): ‘Mary moder cum and se / Thy swet son nayled on a tre’
739.   This blessed book that here beginneth
DIMEV 5654 Witnesses: 1
Commentary on the Psalter
740.   This blessed salvator Christ Jesu [Thys blissit saluator chryst Iesu]
Refrain to 3488
741.   This book does pertain
DIMEV 5655 Witnesses: 1
Georg Barclay
742.   This book hight Ipocras
DIMEV 5656 Witnesses: 3
A verse introduction to a prose medical text — varying lines, generally in couplets
743.   This book is draw by physic
DIMEV 5657 Witnesses: 2
Virtues of Herbs
744.   This book is I-come to the end
DIMEV 5658 Witnesses: 1
Ayenbite of Inwyt
745.   This book is I-write
DIMEV 5659 Witnesses: 1
Ayenbite of Inwyt
746.   This book is one and Gods curse is another
DIMEV 5660 Witnesses: 7
A common medieval bookplate — one quatrain
747.   This book let translate here in sight
DIMEV 5661 Witnesses: 2
Anthony Wydeville (earl Rivers): Dictes of Philosophers (Rivers)
748.   This book showeth to clerks mystical cunning
DIMEV 5662 Witnesses: 2
Thomas Norton: Certayne Principall Questions drawen oute of Raymundes Questyonary
749.   This book thus to have ended had I thought
DIMEV 5663 Witnesses: 7
Thomas Hoccleve: Tale of Jonathas
750.   This book unto clerks declareth science great [Thys boke vnto clarkes declaryth scyence greate]
See 5662
751.   This book wrote William Thame / God keep him from sin and shame
DIMEV 5664 Witnesses: 1
Scribe’s colophon — three couplets
752.   This bread giveth eternal life
DIMEV 5665 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
753.   This brevit book of sober quantity
DIMEV 5666 Witnesses: 4
William of Tours: ‘The Contemplacioun of Synnaris’
754.   This burn is the world blind [This borne ys the world blynd]
See 5227
755.   This chantry fownded Sir John Norbury
DIMEV 5666.5 Witnesses: 1
Monumental brass inscription in 8 English black letter verses for John Pynnoke, first priest of the chantry founded by Sir John Norbury, 1521
756.   This chapel flourished with foremost spectable
DIMEV 5667 Witnesses: 1
Inscription dedicating chapel to Mary Magdalene — four lines
757.   This child is was and ay shall be
DIMEV 5668 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
758.   This child then worship we
DIMEV 5669 Witnesses: 1
Bidding to worship the child Jesus — one cross-rhymed quatrain
759.   This cross that here painted is
DIMEV 5670 Witnesses: 2
Text attached to a picture of the Rood of Bromholm
760.   This day day daws
Burden to 2448
761.   This day is born a child of grace [This day ys borne a chylde of grace]
DIMEV 0.3587 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3587; burden to 80
762.   This day Saint John the gospeller
DIMEV 5671 Witnesses: 3
Northern Homily Cycle
763.   This day Saint Luke telleth us
DIMEV 5672 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
764.   This day Saint Matthew tells us
DIMEV 5673 Witnesses: 9
Northern Homily Cycle
765.   This day Saint Matthew tells us
DIMEV 5674 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
766.   This day Whitsunday is called
DIMEV 5675 Witnesses: 13
Northern Homily Cycle
767.   This Dyane day the first in the month of May
DIMEV 5676 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
768.   This ender day as I me rode [This endre dai als i me rode]
The original first line of 614 before reconstruction
769.   This ender day / As I went to play
DIMEV 5677 Witnesses: 1
In the manner of a chanson d’aventure — 32 lines in eight rhymed quatrains
770.   This ender day befell a strife
DIMEV 5678 Witnesses: 1
The Old Man Worsted — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Hey howe / Sely men God helpe yowe’
771.   This ender day I met a clerk
DIMEV 5679 Witnesses: 1
Complaint of a betrayed maiden — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: A dere god qwat I am fayn / For I am madyn now gane
772.   This ender day when me was woe
DIMEV 5680 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of a carol, probably on an amorous theme — one 3-line stanza and burden: ‘I have loued so many a day / Ligthly spedde bot better I may’
773.   This ender night I saw a sight / A star as bright as… [Thys endris nyȝht I saw a syȝ ht / A stare as brȝt as…]
Burden to 5729.2
774.   This ender night I saw a sight / a star as bright as… [Thys yonder nyȝth y sawe a syȝte / A sterre as byȝth as…]
Burden to 5729.5
775.   Þis endres nyght about mydnyght
See 5684
776.   This ender night half sleeping as I lay
DIMEV 5681 Witnesses: 1
William Dunbar: ‘The dreme’
777.   This ender night / I heard a wight
DIMEV 5682 Witnesses: 1
‘Alas I dye for payne’
778.   This ender night / I saw a sight / A maid a cradel keep
DIMEV 5683 Witnesses: 3
The Complaint of the Child Jesus to his Mother — nine six-line stanzas (aabccb) and burden: ‘Lullay my chyld & wepe no more / Slepe & be now styll / The kyng of blys this fader ys / As it was hys wyll’
779.   This ender night / I saw a sight / All in my sleep
DIMEV 5684 Witnesses: 2
A cradle song of the Virgin Mary — in 18-line stanzas, with 7-line burden: ‘A my dere a my dere son / Seyd Mary a my dere / [lines repeated] / Kys thy moder Jhesu / Kys thi moder Jhesu / With a lawghyng chere’
780.   This ender night in Dumfermline
DIMEV 5685 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar: ‘The Wooing of the King quhen he wes in Dumfermeling’
781.   This ender night / When stars shone bright
DIMEV 5686 Witnesses: 1
A dialogue between Christ and the Sinner, with chamson d’aventure opening — two six-line tail-rhyme stanzas and nineteen couplets
782.   This ender year I heard be told
DIMEV 5687 Witnesses: 1
Robert Henryson: ‘Bludy Serk’
783.   This false mans thought was all in sin
DIMEV 5688 Witnesses: 1
Dispute between demons and angels at the death-bed of a usurer — eleven couplets
784.   This far from you am I lady mistress
DIMEV 5689 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
785.   This feast is knowed among mankind
DIMEV 5690 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
786.   This flower is fair and fresh of hue
DIMEV 5691 Witnesses: 2
John Audelay: The Flower of Jesse
787.   This good book Recluse here now maketh end
DIMEV 5692 Witnesses: 1
Couplet at end of a prose Regula anachoritarum
788.   This hardy fool this bird victorious
DIMEV 5693 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: Balade on a New Year’s Gift of an Eagle presented to King Henry VI in 1428
789.   This heavenly book more precious than gold
DIMEV 5695 Witnesses: 1
Wynkyn de Worde
790.   This hid stone is but one thing therefore putrify
DIMEV 5696 Witnesses: 3
A note on the Philosopher’s Stone — three lines
791.   This high feast for to magnify
DIMEV 5697 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: ‘Procession of Corpus Christi’
792.   This holy ghosts might
DIMEV 5698 Witnesses: 1
Verses warning Sinners to beware — fifty-nine six-line stanzas (aabaab or aabccb)
793.   This holy time make thou clean
DIMEV 5699 Witnesses: 1
‘With god of loue & pes ȝe trete’ — twenty-four eight-line stanzas with this refrain
794.   This holy time our Lord was born
DIMEV 5700 Witnesses: 1
A Nativity carol — one quatrain (aaab) and burden: ‘Now euery man at my request / Be glad & mery all in this fest’
795.   This ilk Lord and comely king [Þis ilk lord & cumli king]
See 1573
796.   This is a rule to know without labor
DIMEV 5701 Witnesses: 1
A couplet introducing a prose table on the changes of the moon
797.   This is a wonder merry play and long shall last
DIMEV 5702 Witnesses: 1
On the Fickleness of Fortune — four couplets
798.   This is bread to praise
DIMEV 5703 Witnesses: 1
Prayer of praise for corpus christi, in a Latin sermon — six lines
799.   This is Christs own complaint
DIMEV 5704 Witnesses: 2
The Complaint of Christ to Man and Man’s Answer
800.   This is Dorothy Helbartun book
DIMEV 5705 Witnesses: 1
Prayer for the recipient of the book, one Dorothy — one couplet
801.   This is Erkynwalle Gyttyns book
DIMEV 5706 Witnesses: 1
Verse ownership inscription and curse — two lines on a fly leaf
802.   This is full true this is full true [Thys ys fulle tru þis ys fulle tru]
Burden to 469
803.   This is Gods own complaint
DIMEV 5707 Witnesses: 8
The Complaint of God
804.   This is John Hancock is book
DIMEV 5708 Witnesses: 1
Book plate consigning Thomas Carter to hell — one couplet
805.   This is Master William Bromwells book
DIMEV 5709 Witnesses: 1
Bookplate — one couplet
806.   This is my body as ye may see
DIMEV 5710 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
807.   This is my mistress book
DIMEV 5711 Witnesses: 1
Bookplate for a woman’s book — one cross-rhymed quatrain
808.   This is my sleep I fall into decay [This is my slepe y falle into decay]
Refrain to 6323
809.   This is my song in my old age
DIMEV 5712 Witnesses: 2
A song of Old Age with the burden, ‘Timor mortis conturbat me’ — nine twelve-line stanzas
810.   This is no life alas that I do lead
DIMEV 5713 Witnesses: 1
On the Cruelties of his Mistress — three stanzas rhyme royal
811.   This is Robert Curzon his booke
DIMEV 0.3614 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3614; composed post-1530, but see 2368
812.   This is the book of William Tucke
DIMEV 5714 Witnesses: 1
A Book Plate of William Tucke (late fifteenth century) — two couplets
813.   This is the book that I thee take
DIMEV 5715 Witnesses: 2
‘Doctrina Patris ad Merlinum’
814.   This is the generation
DIMEV 5716 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
815.   This is the king of the great empire
DIMEV 5717 Witnesses: 1
Alchemical verses — in couplets
816.   This is the prophecy that they have in Wales
DIMEV 5718 Witnesses: 1
The fall of London, a political prophecy — two stanzas rhyme royal
817.   This is the song that ye shall hear
DIMEV 5719 Witnesses: 1
A Nativity carol — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘An heuenly songe y dare wel say / Is sunge in erthe to man this day’
818.   This is the stone cut of the hill
DIMEV 5720 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman: The Prophecy of Emmanuel
819.   This is the will that God is in
DIMEV 5721 Witnesses: 1
God’s wish that man be pure — one couplet in a Latin sermon
820.   This is thy seat doomsman
DIMEV 5722 Witnesses: 1
Lines addressed to a judge — three couplets among English tags in a collection of Latin treatises
821.   This journey thou shalt withstand
DIMEV 5723 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
822.   This joyous time this fresh season of May
DIMEV 5724 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans: ‘The most woofull caytyf of fraunce’
823.   This king Herod with unright
DIMEV 5725 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
824.   This lady clear
DIMEV 5726 Witnesses: 1
Man’s soul as his true love — three six-line tail-rhyme stanzas with a secular burden: ‘Who shall haue my fayr lady / who but I who but I who / who shall haue my fayr lady / who hath more ryght therto’
825.   This land was first by Gods ordinaunce
DIMEV 5727 Witnesses: 1
‘Titulus Regis Edwardi Quarti’
826.   This lion the young in holy writ I-cleped is
DIMEV 5728 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
827.   This little prose declareth in figure
DIMEV 5729 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate: Serpent of Division
828.   This long delay this hope without comfort
DIMEV 5729.1 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
829.   This lovely lady sat and sang
DIMEV 5729.2 Witnesses: 4
Dialogue between the Virgin Mary and her Child — seven l0-line stanzas (ababccdeed) including refrain, ‘To syng by by lully lulley’ plus 7-line burden (aaabccb): ‘This enders nyght / I sawe a sight / A sterre as bryght / As any day / & euer a monge / A maydyn songe / Lylley by by lully lulley’
830.   This lusty may the which all tender flowers
DIMEV 5729.3 Witnesses: 1
‘Quare of Ielusy’
831.   This maiden bright Cecilia as her life sayeth
DIMEV 5729.4 Witnesses: 58
Geoffrey Chaucer: Second Nun’s Tale
832.   This maiden hight Mary she was full mild
DIMEV 5729.5 Witnesses: 1
The Lullaby of the Virgin Mary to her Child — four eight-line stanzas (aabbcddc) and a four-line ‘Lullay’ burden: ‘Thys yonder nyȝth y sawe a syȝte / A sterre as bryȝt as ony daye / And euer amonge a maidene songe / By by lully lullaye’
833.   This may be good who list to prove
DIMEV 5729.6 Witnesses: 1
Alchemical verses — five couplets
834.   This may I prove withouten let
DIMEV 5729.7 Witnesses: 1
A song of the Nativity — five six-line stanzas (aaabcb) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘Now be we glad & not to sad / For verbum caro factum est
835.   This may that love not lusten for to sleep
DIMEV 5730 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
836.   This mighty William Duke of Normandy
DIMEV 5731 Witnesses: 39
John Lydgate: Verses on the Kings of England (Lydgate)
837.   This minion is in London
DIMEV 5732 Witnesses: 1
A fine mistress — four 6-line stanzas (aabccb) with burden (cc): ‘Mynyon fo trym go trym / & mynyon go trym go trym’
838.   This month of May withouten peer princess
DIMEV 5733 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
839.   This name is also an honeycomb that giveth us savour and sweetness
DIMEV 5734 Witnesses: 1
William Herebert (friar)
840.   This name Vincentius to say
DIMEV 5735 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
841.   This new fruit of which I spe…and…
DIMEV 5736 Witnesses: 1
The seed sown in man’s heart by Christ the gardener — probably thirteen long lines irregularly rhymed; ten lines incomplete, 5 couplets, line 8 corrupt
842.   This night before the dawing clear
DIMEV 5737 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar: ‘How Dunbar wes desyred to be ane freir’
843.   This night I will wend my way tide that betide
DIMEV 5738 Witnesses: 1
A charm against thieves by the four Apostles — in couplets
844.   This night in my sleep I was aghast
DIMEV 5739 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar: ‘The Devillis Inquest’
845.   This night there is a child born
DIMEV 5740 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — four quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Verbum caro factum est’ and burden: ‘All this tyme this songe is best / Verbum caro factum est
846.   This nights rest this nights rest [This nyghtes rest this nyghtes rest]
Refrain to 2447
847.   This other day
DIMEV 5741 Witnesses: 1
A disconsolate mistress comforted — nine six-line tail-rhyme stanzas with 2-line burden: ‘Hey nony nony nony nony no’ (repeated)
848.   This Palamon in his bed lay
DIMEV 5742 Witnesses: 1
Palamon and Ersyte
849.   This present book legible in scripture
DIMEV 5743 Witnesses: 1
Three eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) written on a chained Psalter belonging to John Harpur, who established the parish of Rushall, Staffordshire
850.   This psalter putteth all ill away
DIMEV 5743.5 Witnesses: 1
Verse colphon to the ‘Psalter of Our Lord’ — eight lines
851.   This rhyme made an hermit [This rhyme mad an hermyte]
DIMEV 0.3637.5 Witnesses: 0
Former 3637.5, a ghost
852.   This rose is railed on a rice
DIMEV 5744 Witnesses: 1
A macaronic song in praise of the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Off a rose synge we / Misterium mirabile
853.   This royal King Robert of Sicily land
DIMEV 5745 Witnesses: 1
A story of Kyng Robert of Sicily — one stanza rhyme royal and eighteen quatrains
854.   This rule is good
DIMEV 5746 Witnesses: 1
A series of couplets used as headings in a prognosticatory calenda
855.   This St. Ninian I of say
DIMEV 5747 Witnesses: 1
Life of St. Ninian in the Scottish Legendary
856.   This senator that sometime was ruler of Rome
DIMEV 5748 Witnesses: 1
A mathematical riddle — six lines
857.   This silver plate and rich array
DIMEV 5749 Witnesses: 1
Verses asserting that worldly pomp is unnecessary — one cross-rhymed quatrain
858.   This sinful man in deed and thought
DIMEV 5750 Witnesses: 1
Warnings or promises of four demons and four angels, in a Latin didactic treatise
859.   This sinful man said in his thought
DIMEV 5751 Witnesses: 1
Speeches by demons and angels at the death-bed of a tyrant — eight couplets scattered in a Latin prose sermon
860.   This sinner in himself he said
DIMEV 5752 Witnesses: 1
Dispute between demons and angels at the death-bed of a usurer — five couplets, three quatrains, and two tail-rhymed stanzas
861.   This solemn feast to be had in remembrance
DIMEV 5753 Witnesses: 1
The Digby Play of the Slaughter of the Innocents — 566 lines generally in eight-line stanzas
862.   This sorrowful death which bringeth great full low
DIMEV 5754 Witnesses: 3
Ballade on the death of Edward I, translating Latin lines that were hung over his tomb, which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Edwardi Primi — six stanzas rhyme royal
863.   This soul I challenge for to win / That I know is full of sin
DIMEV 5755 Witnesses: 1
Debate of a devil with angel, the Virgin Mary, Christ and God over the soul of a dying man — eight couplets
864.   This Summoner in his stirrups high stood
DIMEV 5756 Witnesses: 54
Geoffrey Chaucer: Sommoner’s Prologue
865.   This the parliament of birds
DIMEV 5757 Witnesses: 1
‘The Parliament of Birds’ — 280 lines in quatrains
866.   This time is born a child of grace [This tyme ys borne a chylde of grace]
See 80
867.   This time is born a child full good
DIMEV 5758 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man be merie as bryd on berie / & al thi care let away’
868.   This time man hath overcome the fiend and robbed hell
DIMEV 5759 Witnesses: 1
How man is made God’s Brother — six long lines
869.   This time when lovers aldermost defy
DIMEV 5760 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
870.   This tragedy beareth to you witness [thys tragedy bereth to yow wytnesse / Howe that saturne by dysposicioun]
Address to readers following tale of fall of Cresus and introducing further tales, marking shift from 8-line stanzas back to rhyme royal (f. 188) in 6367
871.   This tragedy doth naturally complain
DIMEV 5761 Witnesses: 1
4 stanzas
872.   This tragedy giveth a great warning [This tragodye gyueth a gret warnynge]
An extract from the Fall of Princes (Bk. III, ch. 4) occurring separately: see Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600) version of 1904
873.   This treatise devised it is
DIMEV 5772 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton
874.   This unrighteous man said in his saw
DIMEV 5773 Witnesses: 1
Debate between devils and angels over the body of a repentant robber — thirty-seven couplets in a short prose narrative, probably from Jacques de Vitry
875.   This virgin clear withouten peer [Thys vyrgyn clere wythowtyn pere]
See the London, British Library Royal Appendix 58 copy of 5729.2
876.   This voice both sharp and also shrill
DIMEV 5774 Witnesses: 1
Uenite ad iudicium’ — eight quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Uenite ad iudicium’ and two-line burden: ‘A voyce from heuen to erth shall com / Uenite ad iudicium
877.   This was the tenor of her talking [This was the tenour of her talkynge]
See Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] text of 633
878.   This water this lion dragon also dreaden me so sore
DIMEV 5775 Witnesses: 1
Two couplets in a Latin exemplum
879.   This wavering worlds wretchedness
DIMEV 5876 Witnesses: 2
William Dunbar: ‘Of the Warldis Instabilitie’
880.   This wicked man couth none evil he wrought
DIMEV 5777 Witnesses: 1
The evil man — four couplets in a Latin exemplum
881.   This wide world is so large of space
DIMEV 5778 Witnesses: 1
They That No While Endure — seven eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) each ending with this phrase
882.   This wind by reason is called temptacion
DIMEV 5779 Witnesses: 1
Christ in the cold — eleven quatrains (irregular) with refrain, ‘To kype the cold wynd awaye’ and burden: ‘there blows a colde wynd todaye todaye / þe wynd blows cold todaye / cryst sufferyd his passyon for manys saluacyon / co kype the cold wynd awaye’
883.   This woman hath left her vessel of clay
DIMEV 5780 Witnesses: 1
A couplet translating the text (John iv.28) of a Latin sermon
884.   This woman that died in dolour
DIMEV 5781 Witnesses: 1
Inscription of the tomb of a sinful woman, translating Candidus flore nitet hec extincta dolore — one couplet
885.   This wonder well under this throne
DIMEV 5782 Witnesses: 1
‘Ware the Wheel of Fortune’
886.   This word that we Pater call
DIMEV 5783 Witnesses: 2
Four lines on the significance of ‘Pater’ — two couplets
887.   This work devised is
DIMEV 7684 Witnesses: 3
John Skelton: ‘Ware the Hauke’
888.   This work who so shall see or read
DIMEV 5785 Witnesses: 2
‘Fle þe mys-woman’
889.   This world fareth as a fantasy [Þis world fareþ as a fantasy]
Refrain to 2335
890.   This world foul is and cleanseth lite
DIMEV 5786 Witnesses: 7
On shunning greed — a tag in the Fasciculus morum, translating a Latin distich
891.   This world him plaineth of mickle untrue
DIMEV 5787 Witnesses: 1
On the degeneracy of the times — two couplets
892.   This world is born up by estates seven
DIMEV 5788 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate
893.   This world is but a vanity
DIMEV 5789 Witnesses: 1
Mane nobiscum domine — a hymn of four quatrains (aaab) with this refrain and 4-line burden: ‘O blessed lord full of pete / Mane nobiscum domine’ (repeated)
894.   This world is but a vanity [þis worlde is but a vanyte]
Refrain to 604
895.   This world is dealed all on three
DIMEV 5790 Witnesses: 3
A geography in verse — in couplets
896.   This world is false I dare well say
DIMEV 5791 Witnesses: 1
A song of the brevity of man’s life — eight quatrains (aaab) each ending with a Latin line, and Nowell burden
897.   This world is full of stableness
DIMEV 5792 Witnesses: 6
John Lydgate
898.   This world is full of variance
DIMEV 5793 Witnesses: 5
John Lydgate: ‘Beware of Doublenesse’
899.   This world is mutable so sayeth sage
DIMEV 5794 Witnesses: 1
One couplet — for similar content, see 712
900.   This world is of so great a space
DIMEV 5795 Witnesses: 1
Interrogacio juvenis & Responsio sapientis
901.   This world is subtle and deceivable
DIMEV 5796 Witnesses: 1
‘Dum sumus in mundo uiuamus consuetudo’
902.   This world is very vanity [This warld is verra vanite]
Refrain to 3352
903.   This world lordlings I understand
DIMEV 5797 Witnesses: 1
A song of Doomsday — nine quatrains and burden: ‘God þat alle mytes may / Helpe vs at our ending day’
904.   This world wondereth of all thing
DIMEV 5798 Witnesses: 1
A carol of the Incarnation — five three-line stanzas (aaa) + burden (bb): ‘VEni redemptor gencium / veni redemptor gencium
905.   This worldly joy is only fantasy
DIMEV 5799 Witnesses: 4
‘Leaulte vault Richesse’
906.   This worlds princes haveth service
DIMEV 5800 Witnesses: 3
Sermo in festo Apostolorum Petri et Pauli’, in the Northern Homily Cycle
907.   This worthy Clerk when ended was his tale
DIMEV 5801 Witnesses: 27
Geoffrey Chaucer: ‘Clerk’s Endlink’
908.   This worthy limiter this noble Friar
DIMEV 5802 Witnesses: 54
Geoffrey Chaucer: Friar’s Prologue
909.   This wretched worlds transmutation
DIMEV 5803 Witnesses: 15
Geoffrey Chaucer: ‘Balade of Fortune’
910.   This Yule this Yule
DIMEV 5804 Witnesses: 1
Be Merry at Christmas — two quatrains (aabb) and six-line burden (aabbcc)
911.   Tho [Þo (conj.)]
See under ‘Though’
912.   Tho [Þo (def. article)]
See under ‘Þe’
913.   Þogh (conjunction)]
See under ‘Though’
914.   Thomas Albone is my name
DIMEV 5805 Witnesses: 1
A scribe’s excuse for poor writing: ‘if my pene had bine beter’ — two couplets
915.   Thomas Austin is my name
DIMEV 5806 Witnesses: 1
A scribe’s signature — one couplet
916.   Thomas Didymus himself
DIMEV 5807 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
917.   Thomas Knolles lieth under this stone
DIMEV 5808 Witnesses: 1
Epitaph — nine couplets
918.   Thomas of wandrith & of wough
See 620
919.   Thomas one of the twelve that his two name was
DIMEV 5809 Witnesses: 9
South English Legendary
920.   Thomas rides from Rome the man that right kens
DIMEV 5810 Witnesses: 2
Miracles and Prophecies of St. Thomas of Canterbury — in nonrhyming alliterative verse
921.   Thomas Stone is at home
DIMEV 5811 Witnesses: 1
Rhyming phrases in a Latin sermon
922.   Thomas takes the jewel and Jesu thanks [Thomas takes the Iuell and Ihesus thankis]
See Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5 of 5810
923.   Those other three parts which in the book
DIMEV 5812 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Hoccleve
924.   Those that learn ne will
DIMEV 5813 Witnesses: 1
The reward of hell to those who forego the Commandments — one cross-rhymed quatrain
925.   Thou Achilles in battle me slew
DIMEV 5814 Witnesses: 1
A Mumming of the Nine Worthies — nine couplets
926.   Thou art for us before yea Father him for to queme
DIMEV 5815 Witnesses: 1
Mankind’s prayer to Christ, in a Latin sermon — two couplets
927.   Thou art kind and courteous and free
DIMEV 5816 Witnesses: 1
Verse couplet addressed to the Virgin Mary in a Latin prose sermon, ‘Sermo Magistri hornby carmelite ad populum…’ — one couplet
928.   Thou art mild thine is the might of the kingric of heaven
DIMEV 5817 Witnesses: 1
On those who will inherit the kingdom of heaven, in a Latin sermon — six alliterative non-rhyming lines
929.   Thou art solace in all our woe
DIMEV 5818 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
930.   Thou barren wit overset with fantasy [Thou barrant wit ouirset with fantasyi]
See 6388
931.   Thou be wise dread thine own conscience
DIMEV 5819 Witnesses: 1
One stanza rhyme royal, perhaps a draft of a poem or quotation, with corrections
932.   Thou cruel Herod thou mortal enemy
DIMEV 5820 Witnesses: 1
‘Hostis herode impie’
933.   Thou dearest disciple of Jesu Christ
DIMEV 5821 Witnesses: 1
An orison to St. John the Evangelist — five quatrains (aaab) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘Pray for vs to the trinite / Johannes christi care
934.   Thou fair flees that art me dear
DIMEV 5822 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
935.   Thou fierce god of arms Mars the red
DIMEV 5823 Witnesses: 11
Geoffrey Chaucer: Anelida and Arcite
936.   Thou First Mover that causest all thing
DIMEV 5824 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate
937.   Thou Fortune which hast the governance [Thow Fortune which hast the gouvernance]
See 4071
938.   Thou gracious Lord grant me memory
DIMEV 5825 Witnesses: 1
On the Passion — one stanza rhyme royal
939.   Thou hear my orison [þu here my oryson]
Refrain element to 5945
940.   Thou heavenly Queen of grace our lodestar
DIMEV 5826 Witnesses: 6
John Lydgate
941.   Thou holy daughter of Sion
DIMEV 5827 Witnesses: 2
A carol to the Virgin Mary — seven quatrains (abab) and burden (cc): ‘Nouus sol de virgine / Reluxit nobis hodie
942.   Thou holy Mother of God almight
DIMEV 5828 Witnesses: 1
‘Speciosa facta es suavis’
943.   Thou king of weal and bliss
DIMEV 5829 Witnesses: 1
William Herebert: ‘Tu rex glorie Criste’
944.   Thou Lord whose light descendeth from far [Thow lord whos lyȝt descendeþ from fer]
See Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1 version of 4080
945.   Thou love God o all thing [Þow love god o alle þinge]
See 2001
946.   Thou lovely lord of Ilkley lede
DIMEV 5830 Witnesses: 1
‘De Vita et conversacione Sancti Roberti juxta Knaresburge’
947.   Thou man consider what thou art
DIMEV 5830.5 Witnesses: 1
Meekness, Charity, Chastity, Abstinence, Patience, Largeness, Occupacion
948.   Thou man envired with temptacion
DIMEV 5831 Witnesses: 1
Paratus sum semper mori pro te’ — six lines
949.   Thou man that is of power and small value [Thow man that is of power and smal valoue]
See Part II of 5400
950.   Thou man that wilt knowen thyself look what thou hast thought
DIMEV 5832 Witnesses: 1
How to know thyself, paraphrasing the formula Nosce teipsum — three monorhyming lines
951.   Thou man unkind [Thow man unkynd]
See London, British Library Addit. 37605 and inscription in Almondbury Church of 3984
952.   Thou mighty Lord O Ruler and Regnant
DIMEV 5833 Witnesses: 1
‘Rector potens verax deus’
953.   Thou most fort with weal or woe
DIMEV 5834 Witnesses: 1
On Fortune’s Wheel — ten lines. Written as prose inserted into Latin text, the Latin between couplets. Rough couplets and a quatrain, abab.
954.   Thou most sweetest of any thing
DIMEV 5835 Witnesses: 1
‘A Songe of Loue to oure Lord Iesu Criste’
955.   Thou Mother to wretches and other disconsolate
DIMEV 5836 Witnesses: 2
Author’s salute to the Virgin Mary in relation to the fifth of seven joys, at end of Part V of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part V, cap. 140, translating Latin verse of which the beginning only is given preceding — one stanza rhyme royal
956.   Thou open mine lippen Lord
DIMEV 5837 Witnesses: 1
William of Shoreham: On the Hours of the Cross
957.   Thou Philip founder of new falsehood
DIMEV 5838 Witnesses: 2
On the Duke of Burgundy — fourteen eight-line stanzas and Envoy
958.   Thou pray for us to Thy Son so free Ave [Þou preye for vs to þi sone so fre Aue]
Refrain to 1690
959.   Thou rich man that sits on dais
DIMEV 5839 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
960.   Thou seemest white and art red
DIMEV 5840 Witnesses: 1
On the Host — 5 couplets
961.   Thou sendest Thy Son from heaven city
DIMEV 5841 Witnesses: 1
Carol of the annunciation — four 4-line stanzas including refrain, ‘Salue mater delicie’ plus burden: ‘Salue mater delicie / Almyty god in trinite’
962.   Thou shall honour no God but one
DIMEV 5842 Witnesses: 1
The Ten Commandments — twelve lines
963.   Thou shalt abye / this world defye [Thou schalt aby / This worlde defygh]
Refrain element to 6675
964.   Thou shalt have one god and no moo
DIMEV 5843 Witnesses: 10
The Ten Commandments — twelve couplets
965.   Thou shalt haven no God buten one
DIMEV 5844 Witnesses: 2
The Ten Commandments — five couplets
966.   Thou shalt love God with heart entire
DIMEV 5845 Witnesses: 47
The Ten Commandments — ten quatrains; usually occurring in the Speculum Christiani (Secunda Tabula), sometimes occurring separately
967.   Thou shalt no more rule me my heart
DIMEV 5846 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
968.   Thou shalt o God loven and heren
DIMEV 5847 Witnesses: 1
The Ten Commandments — five couplets
969.   Thou shalt worship one God only
DIMEV 5848 Witnesses: 2
The Ten Commandments — ten couplets ending in ‘-ly’
970.   Thou shendest me sore with thy looking
DIMEV 5849 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
971.   Thou sighest sore
DIMEV 5850 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
972.   Thou sinful man of reason that walkest here up and down
DIMEV 5851 Witnesses: 1
A lament of the Virgin Mary — three stanzas rhyme royal
973.   Thou that art a gentleman
DIMEV 5852 Witnesses: 1
A poem on Hawking
974.   Thou that art physician and shalt give medicine [Þhow þat art a physicion and xalt gyue medsyne]
DIMEV 0.3694 Witnesses: 0
An English medical tract in prose. Formerly 3694.
975.   Thou that hangest there so high
DIMEV 5853 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
976.   Thou that has cast three sixes here
DIMEV 5854 Witnesses: 4
Divination by means of dice — in quatrains, one for each possible combination of three dice
977.   Thou that in heaven for our salvation
DIMEV 5855 Witnesses: 2
William Dunbar (attrib.): ‘Ane orisoun quhen the governour past into France’
978.   Thou that in prayers has been lent
DIMEV 5856 Witnesses: 2
‘Off the Resurrectioun’
979.   Thou that know thyself guilty
DIMEV 5857 Witnesses: 1
A song urging penance — three quatrains (abab) plus Latin refrain (c), ‘Miserere mei deus’ plus burden (cc): ‘A blyssyd ffull songe þis is to vs / Miserere mei deus
980.   Thou that lookest on mine likeness
DIMEV 5858 Witnesses: 1
Verses accompanying an ‘Image of Pity’ — 12 lines
981.   Thou that madest all thing
DIMEV 5859 Witnesses: 1
A paraphrase of ‘Aspice mitissime conditor’, etc. — fourteen lines in 3- or 4-line stanzas
982.   Thou that sellest the word of God
DIMEV 5860 Witnesses: 1
Verses against the friars — three six-line stanzas
983.   Thou that sittest in this judicial place
DIMEV 5861 Witnesses: 2
Verses written upon the place of judgement where a corrupt judge was flayn by the command of Cambysus, in Part VI of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VI, cap. 195, translating Latin verses which precede it — one stanza rhyme royal
984.   Thou that weared the crown of thorns
DIMEV 5862 Witnesses: 1
Against excesses in women’s dress — eight lines (aabbbbcc) with concluding couplet
985.   Thou us hast shend through foul looking
DIMEV 5863 Witnesses: 2
Debate between the Heart and the Eye, in a Latin sermon for Corpus Christi by Franciscan Lawrence Bretoun — five couplets
986.   Thou wisdom that creepedest out of Gods mouth
DIMEV 5864 Witnesses: 1
Translation of the Advent antiphon, O Sapientia — two couplets in a Latin prose sermon
987.   Thou woman bout fere
DIMEV 5865 Witnesses: 1
William Herebert
988.   Thou wost well little who is thy foe
DIMEV 5866 Witnesses: 1
A chanson d’aventure — song of moral advice spoken by a bird — in quatrains (abab) with refrain, ‘Þou wost wol lytil ho is thi foo’
989.   Thou wouldst of riches have and know
DIMEV 5867 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
990.   Thou wretch ghost with mud I-dight
DIMEV 5868 Witnesses: 1
The appeal of the dead to the passer-by — four lines
991.   Though spelled as Þeh, Þei, Þey
See alphabetized as ‘Theigh’= ‘though’, numbers 3511-3513 and see also ‘though’ (conjunction)
992.   Thow Achylles in batayl me slow
See 5814
993.   Though all the wood under the heaven that grows
DIMEV 5869 Witnesses: 1
The wickedness of women: a companion piece to 2346 — one eight-line stanza
994.   Though Danger have the speech bereft me here
DIMEV 5870 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
995.   Though feigned fables of old poetry
DIMEV 5871 Witnesses: 8
Robert Henryson: Fables
996.   Though I be bound yet am I free
DIMEV 5872 Witnesses: 1
An enigma: the bond of love — six quatrains
997.   Though I do sing my heart doth weep
DIMEV 5873 Witnesses: 1
‘Sorow hath piercyd my hart so depe’
998.   Though I sing and mirths make [Þei Y synge & murþus make]
See burden to 3516
999.   Though I you seek too [Thoffe y owe syche too]
See 5552
1000.   Though it be late ere thou mercy crave [Tho it be late ere thou merci craue]
DIMEV 0.3703.8 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3703.8; see 2190
1001.   Though Jesu Christ on earth was
DIMEV 5874 Witnesses: 1
‘De Muliere Samaritana’
1002.   Though Joseph had his wife I-wedded as it fell in the law
DIMEV 5875 Witnesses: 1
The Annunciation and Nativity (following 938 and preceding 6380 in the MS
1003.   Though love be strong and mickle of might [Þey loue be strong and mikel of mith]
DIMEV 5776 Witnesses: 1
On True Love — four couplets
1004.   Though man for his offence and great demerit
DIMEV 5877 Witnesses: 1
Speech of Prelacy at the pageant celebrating the marriage of Prince Arthur to Princess Catharine — four stanzas rhyme royal
1005.   Though our Lord God in Trinity had all things wrought
DIMEV 5878 Witnesses: 1
Allegory, the Rebellion of Pride and Envy her daughter — 114 lines in couplets
1006.   Though our lord Jesu Christ dead was upon the Rood
DIMEV 5879 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
1007.   Though pepper be black
DIMEV 5880 Witnesses: 4
A proverbial couplet
1008.   Though philosophers of good knowledge did obtain
DIMEV 5881 Witnesses: 1
‘The speech of Raphaell’ at the pageant celebrating the marriage of Prince Arthur to Princess Catharine — five stanzas rhyme royal
1009.   Though poets fain that fortune by her chance
DIMEV 5882 Witnesses: 1
Auxilium meum a Domino’ — two quatrains (aabc) with this refrain (c) and burden (cc): ‘In youth in age both in wealth and woe / Auxilium meum a domino
1010.   Though some sayeth that youth ruleth me
DIMEV 5883 Witnesses: 1
Henry VIII (attrib.)
1011.   Though something in this book
DIMEV 5884 Witnesses: 1
An owner’s verses on a copy of Stimulus Amoris in English — two stanzas
1012.   Though that men do call it dotage
DIMEV 5885 Witnesses: 1
Henry VIII (attrib.)
1013.   Though that she cannot redress
DIMEV 5886 Witnesses: 1
Verses to a mistress — six quatrains
1014.   Though that the wolf hore hood as priest [Þey þou þe vulf hore hod to preste]
DIMEV 5887 Witnesses: 10
Three alliterative lines in a Latin exemplum ‘De Isengrino monacho’, in fable 22 of Odo of Cheriton’s Liber parabolarum
1015.   Though that they can wits full I-wis [Þe]h þet hi can wittes fule-wis]
DIMEV 5888 Witnesses: 1
A love lament — one 13-line stanza
1016.   Though that ye cannot redress
DIMEV 5889 Witnesses: 1
A love song ‘to pete a mornyng hertt’ — possibly seven quatrains with this refrain
1017.   Though this book be evil to read
DIMEV 5890 Witnesses: 1
Richard Hutton (c. xvi)
1018.   Though thou be king of tower and town
DIMEV 5891 Witnesses: 2
Verses urging Man to make Amends — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘But if þou wylt amendis make’ and burden: ‘Synful man for godis sake / I rede þat þou amendis make’
1019.   Though thou be chafed let it keel
See Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599) (lines 75-76) copy of 5530
1020.   Though thou have a fair face
DIMEV 5892 Witnesses: 1
Ecologues
1021.   Though thou have castles and towers
DIMEV 5893 Witnesses: 1
Translation of the Latin, Si tibi magna domus, si splendida mensa, quid inde? (six hexameters) — six triplets, each with refrain, ‘wat þer-fore?’
1022.   Though thou proposest to go at need
DIMEV 5894 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
1023.   Though thou will not loven me / Sithen I thee my love show [Þou þu will nouth louen me / Siþen i þe my loue schewe]
Secundus cantus of Christ’s appeal to man from the cross in Grimestone’s sermon notebook: see 6160
1024.   Though ye my love were near a lady fair
DIMEV 5895 Witnesses: 1
Farewell to a false love — three quatrains with a four-line burden: ‘Lost ys my love farewell adewe…’
1025.   Though ye suppose all jeopardies are past
DIMEV 5896 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton: On Fickle Fortune
1026.   Thoughts are so subtle and so sly
DIMEV 5897 Witnesses: 1
Moralizing verses following 5234 — one eight-line stanza (abababab)
1027.   Thoughts free that liketh me
DIMEV 5898 Witnesses: 1
A love lyric — twelve cross-rhymed quatrains
1028.   Þow (conjunction)
See under ‘Though’
1029.   Thow þu byst kyng and were þe crowne
See 5891
1030.   Three flowers in a night gan spring
DIMEV 5899 Witnesses: 1
Fragment of an allegory, probably religious — five lines only
1031.   Three friars and three fox maken three shrews [Thre freris and thre fox maken thre shrewys]
See 6089
1032.   Three good brothers are ye
DIMEV 5900 Witnesses: 1
A Charm against Toothache — twenty-one couplets
1033.   Three headless men played at ball [Thre heddelysse men playd at ball]
See 2262
1034.   Three kings on the twelfth day
DIMEV 5901 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1035.   Three things been in fay
DIMEV 5902 Witnesses: 1
Three sorrowful things — three couplets, in one MS of the Gesta Romanorum
1036.   Three things it been that I hold price
DIMEV 5903 Witnesses: 1
On a thief — three lines
1037.   Three things me cometh a day
DIMEV 5904 Witnesses: 2
Three sorrowful things — three couplets
1038.   Three things there are that done me sigh sore
DIMEV 5905 Witnesses: 2
Three sorrowful things — six lines
1039.   Three ways must with thought
DIMEV 5906 Witnesses: 1
Three sorrowful things — one quatrain
1040.   Threefold folk in holy kirk
DIMEV 5907 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
1041.   Through a forest as I gan ride
DIMEV 5908 Witnesses: 1
The maid and the magpie, a love adventure, a dialogue between a betrayed maiden and her lover — seventeen cross-rhymed quatrains
1042.   Through a forest as I went
DIMEV 5909 Witnesses: 1
‘Parce mihi domine’
1043.   Through a forest that was so long [Thorow a fforest þat was so longe]
See 6098
1044.   Through a town as I come ride
DIMEV 5910 Witnesses: 1
‘Hyre & see and say not all’
1045.   Through ferly death together aren folde
DIMEV 5911 Witnesses: 10
On sudden death, a tag in the Fasciculus morum — two couplets translating ‘the punning speeches of the Parisian literati’ (Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978, 171)
1046.   Through flesh thou fell in deadly sin
DIMEV 5912 Witnesses: 1
Exhortation to Shrift — one quatrain
1047.   Through glad aspects of the god Cupid
DIMEV 5913 Witnesses: 3
John Lydgate
1048.   Through grace growing in God almight
DIMEV 5914 Witnesses: 1
‘In One is All’, a song of the Trinity — seven eight-line stanzas
1049.   Through his hand with hammer knack they made a grisly wound
DIMEV 5915 Witnesses: 1
Latter portion of a poem on the Passion — 69 lines in six-line stanzas with ‘O and I’ refrain
1050.   Through my right hand a nail was driven
DIMEV 5916 Witnesses: 1
The Appeal of Christ from the Cross with a 4-line introduction — fourteen couplets
1051.   Through sweetness of lore in preaching
DIMEV 5917 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1052.   Throughout a palace as I gan pass
DIMEV 5918 Witnesses: 2
‘The Lamentacioun of the Duchess of Glossester’
1053.   Throughout the garden green and gay
DIMEV 5919 Witnesses: 1
The House of Stanley: The Rose of England, in praise of Sir William Stanley (executed A.D. 1495) — thirty-two quatrains (abab)
1054.   Thus cold and moist hot and dry
DIMEV 5920 Witnesses: 12
George Ripley (attrib.)
1055.   Thus endeth Cato that noble worthy clerk
DIMEV 5921 Witnesses: 1
Colophon to Cato Major — one couplet
1056.   Thus endeth the life of Robert the Devil
DIMEV 5922 Witnesses: 2
Robert Devil
1057.   Thus hath made my pain
DIMEV 5923 Witnesses: 1
Last stave of bass-part of a love song
1058.   Thus he sought in every side
DIMEV 5924 Witnesses: 1
On Conscience — twelve lines
1059.   Thus I complain my grievous heavyness
DIMEV 5925 Witnesses: 1
The indifferent lover — a duet, one six-line stanza
1060.   Thus in a piece of tire I most delite
DIMEV 5926 Witnesses: 1
d’Orléans d’Orléans
1061.   Thus I-robed in russet I roamed abouten
DIMEV 5927 Witnesses: 1
Vita de dowele dobet et dobest
1062.   Thus is all the heart of man
DIMEV 5928 Witnesses: 1
Christ’s loving heart — two couplets translating ‘Sic transformatur cor amantis in id quod amatur’ which precedes them in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
1063.   Thus it is said in prophecy
DIMEV 5929 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1064.   Thus musing in my mind greatly marveling
DIMEV 5930 Witnesses: 4
On a variable mistress — in eight-line stanzas
1065.   Thus said Mary of great honor
DIMEV 5931 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1066.   Thus sayeth Jesu of Nazareth / Of a sinner I will no death
Burden to 2408
1067.   Thus to her said an angel tho
DIMEV 5932 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1068.   Thus wit I not whereof to write [Thus wait I nocht quhair of to wryt]
Refrain to 1247
1069.   Thus worldly worship and honour with favour and fortune passeth day by day
DIMEV 5933 Witnesses: 1
Epitaph on Sir Harry Wever and his wife Joan — two long and three short lines
1070.   Thy beginning is barren brittleness
DIMEV 5934 Witnesses: 2
On the Uncertainty of Earthly Life — in rhyme royal
1071.   Thy brother in heaven is master and king
DIMEV 5935 Witnesses: 1
On the nearness of Christ, ‘þi felaw & þi grom’ — two couplets in a Latin sermon by Friar Nicolas Philip
1072.   Thy creatures terrestrial
DIMEV 5936 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1073.   Thy doom is given after the law
DIMEV 5937 Witnesses: 1
Five couplets interspersed in a Latin sermon, spoken by Iusticia, Potencia, Veritas, Sapiencia and Misericordia
1074.   Thy five wits look that thou well spend [Thy v wittis loke þat þu wele spende]
The burden of Audelay’s ‘Song of the Five Bodily Wits’: see 5274
1075.   Thy greyhound must be headed like a snake
DIMEV 5938 Witnesses: 4
The qualities of a good greyhound — varying numbers of couplets or couplets and triplets
1076.   Thy guilt is great and that is ruth
DIMEV 5939 Witnesses: 1
‘Rekewerynge is none and þat is trowthe’
1077.   Thy joy be ilke a deal to serve thy god to pay
DIMEV 5940 Witnesses: 3
Richard Rolle
1078.   Thy life it is a law of death
DIMEV 5941 Witnesses: 1
A translation of Latin death lyrics, ‘Vita qua vivis lex mortis iudicii vis / Vita otata rosis brevis est mala plena dolosis’ in a sermon exemplum — one quatrain (abcb)
1079.   Thy Lord of heaven love well
DIMEV 5942 Witnesses: 1
The Ten Commandments — five couplets
1080.   Thy lust if thou restrain
DIMEV 5943 Witnesses: 1
1 x 2 in a Latin sermon
1081.   Thy lust that lasteth but awhile
DIMEV 5944 Witnesses: 1
On voluptas carnis — two long lines rhyming aa or a quatrain rhyming abcb
1082.   Thy master Claudian even as his child [Thy maystyr Claudyan euyn as hys chyld ]
Envoy of seven stanzas rhyme royal to the Duke of York, concluding the English translation of De Consulatu Stiliconis: see 2573
1083.   Thy mighty mercy king of bliss
DIMEV 5945 Witnesses: 1
Prayer by the Pains of the Passion — five 9-line stanzas with refrain element, ‘þu here my oryson’ and introductory and concluding stanzas each of four lines, with accompanying illustration
1084.   Thy saint mother was full woe
DIMEV 5946 Witnesses: 1
A poem of the Passion — six lines (aabccb)
1085.   Thy tongue is made of flesh and blood
DIMEV 5947 Witnesses: 1
A song of keeping the tongue — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man bewar bewar bewar / & kepe the þat þou haue no car’
1086.   Thy wicked deeds thee brought to care
DIMEV 5948 Witnesses: 1
Gesta Romanorum
1087.   Thy wife my friend is always nought
DIMEV 5949 Witnesses: 1
Moralizing lines on women — one quatrain
1088.   Thy wonderful will and witness
DIMEV 5950 Witnesses: 1
On the soul’s search for God, in a Latin sermon — one couplet
1089.   Tidings I bring for you for to tell
DIMEV 5951 Witnesses: 1
A Boar’s Head song — two irregular 9-line stanzas (aaabccddb)
1090.   Tidings tidings that be true / Sorrow is past and joy doth renew [Tydynges tydynges that be trwe / Sorowe ys paste and joye dothe renwe]
Burden to 6497
1091.   Tidings true there become new
DIMEV 5952 Witnesses: 4
A song of the Annunciation — 4 stanzas, 1st and last with 6 lines (abbccc and abcbdd), middle two with 8 lines (abcbdbeb) plus burden (ff): ‘Newell newell newell newell / This ys þe salutacion of Gabryell’
1092.   Tidings true told there is true
DIMEV 5953 Witnesses: 1
A Christmas carol — two quatrains (abba) with refrain, ‘Blessed be Jhesu’ and 4-line burden: ‘Tydynges trew ther buthe come newe / Blessed be Jhesu’ (repeated)
1093.   Til his disciples said Christ
DIMEV 5954 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
1094.   Til his disciples said Jesu Christ / as says Saint John
DIMEV 5955 Witnesses: 8
Northern Homily Cycle
1095.   Til his disciples said Jesus / As Luke the gospeller tells us
DIMEV 5956 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
1096.   Til home shall Willikin this joly gentle sheep
DIMEV 5957 Witnesses: 1
Willikin’s Return, a political carol in support of Henry VI — four 3-line stanzas (aab) with refrain, ‘Therfore let vs all syng nowell’ and burden: ‘Nowell nowell nowell nowell / & cryst saue mery Y[n]glon[d] & sped yt well’
1097.   Til horse foot thou never fraist
DIMEV 5958 Witnesses: 1
John de Fordun: Scotichronicon
1098.   Time is a thing that no man may resist [Tyme ys a thyng that no man may resyste]
See 3919
1099.   Timor mortis conturbat me
Refrain to 633, 2291, 4929, 6515; burden to 1152
1100.   Timor mortis conturbat me
DIMEV 0.3743 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3743 when incorrectly alphabetized by burden: see 5712
1101.   To a false treasurer
DIMEV 5959 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1102.   To a fowl singing
DIMEV 5960 Witnesses: 1
On the transitoriness of Man’s life — four mnemonic rhyming lines
1103.   To a man of plea and moting
DIMEV 5961 Witnesses: 1
Three lines in a sermon
1104.   To Adam and Eve Christ gave the sovereignty
DIMEV 5962 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate
1105.   To all christian be it known
DIMEV 5963 Witnesses: 1
‘Litera atornatoria ad liberandam inde seisinam’
1106.   To all folks virtuous
DIMEV 5964 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate (attrib.): Reson and Sensuallyte
1107.   To almighty God pray for peace / Amice christi iohannes [To almyghty God pray for pees / Amice christi iohannes]
Burden to 3909
1108.   To be ruled by this dietory do thy diligence
DIMEV 5964.5 Witnesses: 1
Verse incipit to John Lydgate’s ‘Dietary’ — one couplet
1109.   To bliss God bring us all and sum / Christe redemptor omnium [To blys God bryng vs al & sum / Christe redemptor omnium]
Burden to 2481
1110.   To bliss God bring us all and some [To blys God bryng vs all & sum / Christe redemptor omnium]
Burden to 2481
1111.   To-broken been the statutes high in heaven
DIMEV 5965 Witnesses: 5
Geoffrey Chaucer: ‘Lenvoy de Chaucer à Scogan’
1112.   To call Clio my dullness to redress
DIMEV 5966 Witnesses: 6
John Lydgate: Life of St. Alban and St. Amphibal
1113.   To call them which have no suffisance
DIMEV 5967 Witnesses: 1
‘Summum Sapientie’
1114.   To Calvary he bare his cross with doleful pain
DIMEV 5968 Witnesses: 1
Gilbert Banastar
1115.   To Christ Jesu that Lord and King
DIMEV 5969 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1116.   To Christ sing we sing we sing we / In cleanness and charity [To criste singe we singe we singe we / In clennes and in charite]
Burden to 3395
1117.   To complain me alas why should I so
DIMEV 5970 Witnesses: 1
A lover’s plea for his reward — one stanza rhyme royal
1118.   To die today what have I [To dy to day what haue I]
Burden to 3990
1119.   To dwell in court my friend give that thou list
DIMEV 5971 Witnesses: 1
William Dunbar: ‘Rewl of anis self’
1120.   To elect the master of the Mercery hither am I sent
DIMEV 5972 Witnesses: 1
An inscription on a cup belonging to the Mercer’s Company, London — one couplet
1121.   To England be thee right as ye may see
DIMEV 5973 Witnesses: 2
Verses appended to Hardyng’s Chronicle, on the title of Edward IV to Scotland — seven stanzas rhyme royal
1122.   To every man that is unkind [To euery man that is vnkynde]
See 3032
1123.   To every praising is knit a knot
DIMEV 5974 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1124.   To find a friend at need [To fynde a freond at neode]
Refrain to 3034
1125.   To flee the sect of all misgovernance
DIMEV 5975 Witnesses: 1
William de la Pole (attrib.)
1126.   To give peace to men of good will
DIMEV 5976 Witnesses: 1
On the Nativity — three macaronic lines
1127.   To God that is our best leech
DIMEV 5977 Witnesses: 7
On the Virtues of Herbs, especially Rosemary — in couplets
1128.   To Gods worship that dear us bought
DIMEV 5978 Witnesses: 7
Richard Maydestone
1129.   To have in mind calling to remembrance
DIMEV 5979 Witnesses: 1
On the Miseries occasioned to England by the Lancastrian Kings — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
1130.   To heaven bliss that we may come / O mater ora filium [To heuyn blis that we may come / O mater ora filium]
Burden to 4034
1131.   To him and to us all God grant
DIMEV 5980 Witnesses: 3
A benediction serving as a book tag — four lines
1132.   To his disciples carped Christ
DIMEV 5981 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
1133.   To his disciples said Jesus / As Saint Matthew here tells us
DIMEV 5982 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
1134.   To his reign came
DIMEV 5983 Witnesses: 1
Verses on the reign and death of King Harold (acephalous) — last two lines of a rhyme royal stanza plus one complete stanza
1135.   To increase our joy and bliss [To encrease our joy and blysse]
Burden to 3332
1136.   To joy thy dream shall turn
DIMEV 5984 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
1137.   To keep the cold wind away [To kype the cold wynd awaye]
Refrain to 5779
1138.   To keep their sheep well in fold [To kepe ther shepe well in fold]
Refrain to 603
1139.   To kiss the steps of them that were furthering
DIMEV 5985 Witnesses: 1
8 stanzas
1140.   To live alone comfort is none
DIMEV 5986 Witnesses: 1
Expressing the words of the devoted lover — five 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
1141.   To live in ease [… to lyue in ease]
Refrain phrase to 630
1142.   To London once my steps I bent
DIMEV 5987 Witnesses: 2
‘London Lickpenny’ — sixteen stanzas
1143.   To love I will begin
DIMEV 5988 Witnesses: 2
‘A Mournyng Song of the Loue of God’
1144.   To love that heart that loveth me [To love þat hart þat lovyth me]
Refrain to 5135
1145.   To love Thee sweet Jesu
DIMEV 5989 Witnesses: 3
Richard Rolle: Meditations on the Passion
1146.   To many a well have I go / To find water to wash me fro woe [To many a will haue y go / To fynde water to washe me fro woo]
Burden to 2184
1147.   To moralize a similitude who list these ballades sue
DIMEV 5990 Witnesses: 3
The Craft of Lovers, a dialogue between Cupido and Diana — twenty-six stanzas rhyme royal
1148.   To Moses law appeal I make
DIMEV 5991 Witnesses: 1
A couplet in a sermon
1149.   To my lady dear I must me now incline
DIMEV 5992 Witnesses: 1
Lover’s apology to his lady — fragment of four lines, rhyming abac?
1150.   To our Lord Jesu Christ in heaven
DIMEV 5993 Witnesses: 1
Adam Davy
1151.   To playen and ragen is for thy prow
DIMEV 5994 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1152.   To pray for all christian souls
DIMEV 5995 Witnesses: 1
Prayer following end of Generydes — four lines
1153.   To read strange news desires many
DIMEV 5996 Witnesses: 1
Sixteenth-century envoy to Piers Plowman (1459) — one stanza rhyme royal
1154.   To Saint Peter Jesu Christ said Peter lovest thou me [To seint Peter ihc seide Peter louestou me]
DIMEV 0.3766 Witnesses: 0
Section heading to 787; formerly 3766
1155.   To Saint Peter Jesu Christ said sue me anon [To seinte Peter ihesu crist sede siwe me anon]
DIMEV 0.3767 Witnesses: 0
Section heading to 787; formerly 3767
1156.   To save mankind alone [To saue mankynde alone]
Refrain to 5474
1157.   To say something is mine entent
DIMEV 5997 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
1158.   To say you are not fair I shall belie you
DIMEV 5998 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate (attrib.)
1159.   To see the maiden weep her sons passion [To see the mayden wepe her sones passion]
Burden to 889
1160.   To see thy king so flowering in dignity [To see thy king so flowring in dignytie]
Refrain to 1519-1
1161.   To seek the way all parts to please
DIMEV 5999 Witnesses: 1
The impossibility of pleasing sinners — one quatrain
1162.   To show that I have not forgotten you
DIMEV 6000 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
1163.   To sorrow in the morning
DIMEV 6001 Witnesses: 1
George Cely
1164.   To speak of gifts of almsdeeds
DIMEV 6002 Witnesses: 4
William Dunbar: ‘Of discretioun in geving’
1165.   To speak of science craft or sapience
DIMEV 6003 Witnesses: 3
William Dunbar: ‘Learning vain without guid lyfe’
1166.   To speak of the thread now me list
DIMEV 6004 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
1167.   To Tarsia I fled the death to flee [To Tarse y fledde þat deþ to fle]
See 4830
1168.   To tell of Betony I have mind [To tell of To tell of beten I have mynde]
See 4171
1169.   To that high bliss now bring us He
DIMEV 6005 Witnesses: 1
Couplet at end of a prose exposition of the Ten Commandments — one couplet
1170.   To the black draw the knife
DIMEV 6006 Witnesses: 1
A proverbial couplet
1171.   To the blissful Trinity be done all reverence
DIMEV 6007 Witnesses: 1
Introductory couplet in one MS to the Prick of Conscience (5398)
1172.   To the child making
DIMEV 6008 Witnesses: 1
On Education — five lines
1173.   To the dull it is confusion
DIMEV 6009 Witnesses: 1
John Waldeby
1174.   To the fiend I owe fealty
DIMEV 6010 Witnesses: 1
On fealty to the devil, in a Latin treatise — one couplet
1175.   To the fiend of hell I am betaught
DIMEV 6011 Witnesses: 1
Exclamation of a damned soul — three couplets
1176.   To the flower springing
DIMEV 6012 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1177.   To the high and mighty lord of great nobles [To the high and myghti lord of gret nobles]
See 6424
1178.   To the Holy Ghost my goods I bequeath
DIMEV 6013 Witnesses: 3
A charm against thieves — seventeen lines, possibly in ten-line stanzas
1179.   To the honour of God one in persons three
DIMEV 6014 Witnesses: 33
Thomas Norton: Ordinal of Alchemy
1180.   To the honour of our blessed lady
DIMEV 6015 Witnesses: 1
John Skelton: ‘A replycacioun agaynst certaine yong scolars, abiured of late’
1181.   To the making of this precious medecine [To the makyng of this preciouse midecyn]
DIMEV 0.3773 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3773; see 5113
1182.   To the mortall corpse that lieth here under stone
DIMEV 6015.5 Witnesses: 1
Carved memorial — eight lines
1183.   To the nail thirl […to þe nale tryll]
See 1894
1184.   To the shepherds keeping their fold
DIMEV 6016 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1185.   To the sick thou shalt tell of life
DIMEV 6017 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
1186.   To Thee Jesu my troth I plight
DIMEV 6018 Witnesses: 1
Inscription on a brooch — one couplet
1187.   To Thee most peerless Prince of Peace
DIMEV 6019 Witnesses: 1
Miserere mei Deus’ — eight 8-line stanzas with this refrain
1188.   To thee now Christs dear darling
DIMEV 6020 Witnesses: 6
Hymn to St. John the Evangelist — four quatrains (abac) including refrain, ‘Amice Christi Iohannes’, plus burden(dc): ‘Pray for vs to the prince of peace / Amice Crysty Iohannes
1189.   To Thee O merciful saviour mine Jesu
DIMEV 6021 Witnesses: 4
William Dunbar: ‘The tabill of confessioun’
1190.   To thee we make our invocation
DIMEV 6022 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Hoccleve: ‘Inuocacio ad patrem’
1191.   To Thee we make our moan / Mother of Christ alone [To þe we make oure mone / Moder of crist alone]
Burden to 4909
1192.   To them that before this image of pity
DIMEV 6023 Witnesses: 1
An indulgence of 32,765 years of pardon for reciting five Pater nosters and Aves — four irregular lines on a woodcut
1193.   To them that loves Thee in cleanness
DIMEV 6024 Witnesses: 1
The Fifteen Ooes — 326 lines in couplets
1194.   To think it is a wonder thing
DIMEV 6025 Witnesses: 1
‘This werlde es tournede vp-so downe’
1195.   To this Kingdom bring he thou and me
DIMEV 6026 Witnesses: 1
An ascription — one couplet
1196.   To this rest bring us he
DIMEV 6027 Witnesses: 1
One couplet at the end of a prose text immediately before ‘Heer endeth þe pistel of seint ierom de matriade’
1197.   To this rose angel Gabriel
DIMEV 6028 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
1198.   To thy friend thou lovest most
DIMEV 6029 Witnesses: 1
On Discretion — one 6-line stanza (aabccb) in a Latin collection
1199.   To thy journey thou take good heed
DIMEV 6030 Witnesses: 1
Bernardus Sylvestris
1200.   To thy neighbor for love of me
DIMEV 6031 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay
1201.   To translate is mine entent
DIMEV 6032 Witnesses: 1
Scottish Legendary
1202.   To unpraise women it were a shame
DIMEV 6033 Witnesses: 1
In praise of women — three quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘I am as lyght as any roe / To preyse wemen wher that I goo’
1203.   To very God and to all true in Christ
DIMEV 6034 Witnesses: 3
Jack Upland
1204.   To waxen rich with great blame
DIMEV 6035 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1205.   To weary with my head
DIMEV 6036 Witnesses: 1
The Conflict of Wit and Will — seven fragments
1206.   To wilderness yode a young man
DIMEV 6037 Witnesses: 9
Northern Homily Cycle
1207.   To wit on what manner and how
DIMEV 6038 Witnesses: 1
Rhyming rubric heading in New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 15 [Sotheby’s, 10 Dec. 1969, Lot 43; acquired by Takamiya in 1976] to 1293
1208.   To you beholders could I say more than this
DIMEV 6039 Witnesses: 1
‘The vij scoles’
1209.   To you high worship and magnificence
DIMEV 6040 Witnesses: 1
A love letter — seven 8-line stanzas
1210.   To you mistress which have be long
DIMEV 6041 Witnesses: 1
A scornful letter to a faithless mistress — seven 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Wher many dogges be att a bone’
1211.   To you my angels this precept ye assure
DIMEV 6042 Witnesses: 3
Pageant verses at the Conduit at Paul’s Gate for the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432 — two stanzas rhyme royal
1212.   To you my best beloved sister dame Alice
DIMEV 6043 Witnesses: 2
‘Disce Mori’
1213.   To you my Joy and worldly pleasance [To you my Ioy and my worldly plesaunce]
See 1044
1214.   To you my purse and to none other wight
DIMEV 6044 Witnesses: 15
Geoffrey Chaucer: ‘Complaynt to his Empty Purse’
1215.   To you well of honour and worthiness
DIMEV 6045 Witnesses: 3
Thomas Hoccleve: ‘Balade au tres noble Roy H[enri] le quint’
1216.   Today in the dawning I heard the fowls sing
DIMEV 6046 Witnesses: 1
The names of birds — five long-line couplets, with sporadic medial rhyme
1217.   Today Saint Luke tells us
DIMEV 6047 Witnesses: 8
Northern Homily Cycle
1218.   Today Saint Luke the gospeller
DIMEV 6048 Witnesses: 10
Northern Homily Cycle
1219.   Today says John the good gospeller
DIMEV 6049 Witnesses: 6
Northern Homily Cycle
1220.   Today sprang bloom of Jesse his root
DIMEV 6050 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
1221.   Toforn love have I played at the chess
DIMEV 6051 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans
1222.   Tongue breaketh bone
DIMEV 6052 Witnesses: 7
A proverbial couplet
1223.   Tongue breaketh bone of his nature though he himself have none [Tong brekith bone of his nature though he hymself haue none]
Refrain to 182
1224.   To-night is born a bairn in Caernarvon
DIMEV 6053 Witnesses: 1
Thomas Erceldoune of
1225.   Too Amorous too Adventurous ne Anger thee not too much
DIMEV 6054 Witnesses: 10
‘The ABC of Aristotle’
1226.   Too hasty of sentence / Too fierce for none offence
DIMEV 6055 Witnesses: 4
John Skelton: ‘The Relucent Mirror’
1227.   Too long for shame and all too long truly
DIMEV 6056 Witnesses: 1
Charles d’Orléans: ‘This ioly tyme this fresshe first day of may’
1228.   Tournay you has tight
DIMEV 6057 Witnesses: 1
Laurence Minot: ‘The Siege of Tournay’
1229.   Toward Aurora in the month of December
DIMEV 6058 Witnesses: 1
‘Experience shewith the wourld is varyable’ — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), including envoy, with this refrain
1230.   Toward the end of frosty January
DIMEV 6059 Witnesses: 7
John Lydgate: ‘Look in thy merour and deeme noon othir wiht’
1231.   Toward the end of windy February
DIMEV 6060 Witnesses: 7
John Lydgate
1232.   Tprut! Scot riveling
DIMEV 6061 Witnesses: 2
Langtoft: Chronicle
1233.   Tread eke thee kenneth / Sunday what letter on runneth
DIMEV 6062 Witnesses: 1
Verse within Henry Daniel’s Liber Uricrisiarum or Dome of Urines, in Book II, chapter 6 — four couplets of very rough meter
1234.   Treat every man as he is disposed
DIMEV 6063 Witnesses: 2
John Lydgate: ‘Everything draweþe to his semblable’
1235.   Trendel an apple never so far
DIMEV 6064 Witnesses: 3
Nocholas Bozon: Contes moralisés
1236.   Trolly Lolly [Troly loley]
Refrain to 4208
1237.   Trolly lolly lolly lo
DIMEV 6065 Witnesses: 1
‘My love is to the grenewode gone’
1238.   Tronos celorum continens
DIMEV 6065.5 Witnesses: 1
Festum Natalis domini
1239.   Trouble hearts to set in quiet
DIMEV 6066 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate; Laurence Calot: ‘On the English title of Henry VI to the Crown of France’
1240.   True king that sits in throne
DIMEV 6067 Witnesses: 1
Laurence Minot
1241.   True love among men that most is of let
DIMEV 6068 Witnesses: 12
On the True-love (vv. 4), a tag in the Fasciculus morum, four lines
1242.   True love is a law that seemeth he had not right
DIMEV 6069 Witnesses: 2
On God’s Love — three monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon for Corpus Christi by Lawrence Bretoun, OFM
1243.   True love is large free and hende
DIMEV 6070 Witnesses: 0
Formerly listed as DIMEV 6070 (following Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78, but actually the second couplet of 5776.
1244.   True love to me in heart so dear
DIMEV 6071 Witnesses: 1
A Ditty to his Mistress — three quatrains
1245.   True love true on you I trust
DIMEV 6072 Witnesses: 1
‘Querimonia Xl languentis pro amore’
1246.   True on whom is all my trust
DIMEV 6073 Witnesses: 1
Devotion to his mistress — one 8-line stanza (ababcdcd)
1247.   True title of righteousness
DIMEV 6074 Witnesses: 1
1248.   True withouten quaintise and feigning
DIMEV 6075 Witnesses: 1
John Grimestone
1249.   Trust in my love I shall be true
DIMEV 6076 Witnesses: 1
A lover’s lament — two cross-rhymed quatrains
1250.   Trust not the untrusty for his promise is not sure [Trust not the ontrustye for hys promysse ys not sure]
Refrain to 6425
1251.   Trusty seldom to their friends unjust
DIMEV 6077 Witnesses: 2
A Punctuation Poem — one stanza rhyme royal
1252.   Truth hope and charity
DIMEV 6078 Witnesses: 1
The Seven Virtues — six lines
1253.   Truth is turned into treachery
DIMEV 6079 Witnesses: 1
Translation of a distich, ‘Ingenium dolus est, amor omnis ceca voluntas…’ — two couplets
1254.   Truth it is full securely
DIMEV 6080 Witnesses: 1
The Visit of the Magi — 96 lines in cross-rhymes quatrains with an introductory refrain, ‘The sterre shoon boþe nyȝt & day’
1255.   Truth it is that nobles lady lantern
DIMEV 6081 Witnesses: 1
‘The speche of Vertu’
1256.   Truth may not reward me in my right [Trouthe may not rewarde me in my right]
Refrain to 3931
1257.   Turn thee to our Lord
DIMEV 6082 Witnesses: 1
Burden or refrain and three couplets, based on Eccles. 17:21: ‘Convertere ad dominum et relinque peccata
1258.   Turn up her halter and let her go [Turn vp her halter and let her go]
Refrain to 597, 2237
1259.   Turned into joy is all my woe [Yturnd into ioye is al my wo]
See 5350
1260.   Turning and traversing histories unsteadfast
DIMEV 6083 Witnesses: 3
William Nevill: The Castell of Pleasure (Nevill)
1261.   Tutivillus the devil of hell
DIMEV 6084 Witnesses: 1
On chattering in church — six macaronic 3-line stanzas
1262.   Tuum precare filium
Refrain to 4913
1263.   Twas a man as I heard say [Twas a man als ic herd say]
See 2760
1264.   Tway emperors in some time was in the land of Rome
DIMEV 6085 Witnesses: 1
South English Legendary
1265.   Twelfth day the high feast noble is to hold
DIMEV 6086 Witnesses: 19
South English Legendary
1266.   Twenty princes of Holy Church
DIMEV 6087 Witnesses: 1
Northern Homily Cycle
1267.   Twenty winter glad and blithe
DIMEV 6088 Witnesses: 1
Four lines at the end of a copy of Durantis’s Speculum Iudiciale
1268.   Two friars and a fox make three shrews
DIMEV 6089 Witnesses: 3
One long couplet
1269.   Two men came riding over Hackney Hay
DIMEV 6090 Witnesses: 1
A prophecy on the fall of Reeves Abbey — two couplets
1270.   Two monks were woning in a cell
DIMEV 6091 Witnesses: 13
Northern Homily Cycle
1271.   Two parts in one ye may espy
DIMEV 6092 Witnesses: 1
A riddling couplet
1272.   Two stones hath it or else it is wrong
DIMEV 6093 Witnesses: 1
‘A clocke’, a double-entendre riddle — two couplets
1273.   Two things oweth every clerk
DIMEV 6094 Witnesses: 1
Osbern Bokenham: Lives of Saints
1274.   Two wives in one house [Two wyfes and one howse]
See 6095
1275.   Two women in one house
DIMEV 6095 Witnesses: 6
Combinations for discord: a saw — two couplets
1276.   Tydynges
See under ‘Tidinges’
1277.   Tyll
See under ‘Til’
1278.   Tyrle tyrlo / So merily the shepherds began to blow [Tyrle tyrlo / So merylye the shepperdes began to blowe]
Burden to 204