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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
1.   Ubi sunt verses [Vbi sunt verses]
See 5215
2.   Udo make an end of thy play
DIMEV 0.6096 Witnesses: 1
Gesta Romanorum
3.   Uncomely in cloister I cower full of care
DIMEV 6097 Witnesses: 1
The lament of the monk on the difficulty of learning church music — fifty-two long alliterative lines
4.   Under a forest that was so long
DIMEV 6098 Witnesses: 2
‘Asay þi frend or þu haf nede’ — six quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘Asay a frend or þu haue nede’, plus burden (bb): ‘Man be ware & wise in dede / & assay a frend or þou haue nede’
5.   Under a law as I me lay
DIMEV 6099 Witnesses: 1
‘For faute of loue I stand alone’ — one cross-rhymed quatrain, possibly a religious parody of a secular lyric
6.   Under a park full prudently pight
DIMEV 6100 Witnesses: 1
Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas’ — nine 8-line stanzas with this refrain
7.   Under a tree
DIMEV 6101 Witnesses: 1
The Virgin Mary’s song of the Miraculous Conception — six 6-line stanzas (aabccb) and burden: ‘Nowel nowel nowel / Syng we with myrth / Cryst is come wel / With vs to sewell / By hys most noble byrth’
8.   Under this graven stone doth lie
DIMEV 6101.5 Witnesses: 1
Incised slab to William Farnham (d. 1548)
9.   Under this stone lieth in the holy place
DIMEV 6102 Witnesses: 1
Epitaph
10.   Under this stone William Wever doth lie
DIMEV 6103 Witnesses: 1
Epitaph — three couplets
11.   Under your hood is but one countenance
DIMEV 6104 Witnesses: 1
John Lydgate: Ballade per antiphrasim
12.   Underneath a tree I did me set [Underneath a tre I dyde me set]
See 695
13.   Understand this verse and have mind thereon
DIMEV 6105 Witnesses: 1
A moralizing couplet, repeated in Latin
14.   Understand what thou were and what thou art
DIMEV 6106 Witnesses: 2
A bishop reminds himself of his humble origins — one couplet in an exemplum
15.   Understanding I shall thee send
DIMEV 6107 Witnesses: 1
Richard Maydestone
16.   Undo thy door my spouse dear
DIMEV 6108 Witnesses: 3
Ecce sto ad hostium et pulso’, Appeal of Christ to his leman and the reply — two 6-line stanzas and five couplets
17.   Undo your gates princes to me
DIMEV 6109 Witnesses: 1
Dialogue between Christ and the Princes of Hell — seven lines in a Latin sermon for Good Friday modelled on Ps. 24:7-10
18.   Unkind man give keep to me
DIMEV 6110 Witnesses: 3
Richard Rolle (attrib.); Bernard of Clairvaux (attrib.)
19.   Unkind man take heed of me
DIMEV 6111 Witnesses: 3
Appeal of Christ to Man from the Cross — seven couplets
20.   Unseely ghost what dost thou here
DIMEV 6112 Witnesses: 2
The XI Pains of Hell — 290 lines, with some prefatory lines in Anglo-Norman
21.   Unto his disciples said Christ
DIMEV 6113 Witnesses: 9
Northern Homily Cycle
22.   Unto Mary he that loveth hath / To hear sing he Magnificat [Vnto marie he that loue hath / To here synge he Magnificat]
Burden to 5931
23.   Unto Saint John assembled then
DIMEV 6114 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
24.   Unto the excellent power and nobles [Vnto the excellent power and nobles]
Introductory couplet to 828
25.   Unto the holy and undivided Trinity
DIMEV 6115 Witnesses: 2
William Caxton
26.   Unto the most noble Senator with all diligence / Protector of the commonwealth in our absence [Vnto the most noble Senature with all diligens / Protector of the comynwelte in oure absens]
Heading / introduction to 2602
27.   Unto the royal eagles excellence
DIMEV 6116 Witnesses: 2
Thomas Hoccleve
28.   Unto you most forward this letter I write
DIMEV 6117 Witnesses: 1
A satirical love letter written by a mistress to her lover — five stanzas rhyme royal
29.   Untrue nay / To see that day [Vntrewe nay / to se that day]
See 6716
30.   Up I arose in nerbo tempore
DIMEV 6118 Witnesses: 2
A betrayed maiden’s lament — four macaronic quatrains
31.   Up sun and merry weather / Summer draweth near [Vp son and mery wether / Somer draweth nere]
Burden to 4972
32.   Upon a day it befell
DIMEV 6119 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
33.   Upon a day Saint Gregory
DIMEV 6120 Witnesses: 1
John Audelay: ‘Quomodo dominus ihesu Cristus apparuit sancto Gregorio’
34.   Upon a lady fair and bright
DIMEV 6121 Witnesses: 1
A song of the Virgin Mary — four five-line stanzas (ababc) including refrain, ‘Newell’ or ‘Nowell’ plus burden (cc): ‘Newell newell newell newell / I thank a maydyn euery dele’
35.   Upon a lady my love is lent
DIMEV 6122 Witnesses: 1
A song of Love to the Virgin Mary — seven quatrains (abab)
36.   Upon a morning of May
DIMEV 6123 Witnesses: 1
The beginning of a chanson d’aventure of a man in black — three 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas and burden: ‘Wep no more ffor me swet hart / Wepe no more for me / As scharpe as a dart hathe perysht my hart / That ye shod morne for me’
37.   Upon a night an angel bright
DIMEV 6124 Witnesses: 1
James Ryman
38.   Upon a summer Sunday see I the sun
DIMEV 6125 Witnesses: 1
’Somer Soneday’
39.   Upon a time as Jesu went
DIMEV 6126 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
40.   Upon a time come to Jesu
DIMEV 6127 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
41.   Upon a time good Jesus
DIMEV 6128 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
42.   Upon a time there rose a strife
DIMEV 6129 Witnesses: 2
Northern Homily Cycle
43.   Upon a time when Sir John Mandeville [Opon a tyme when Ser John Mandevelle]
DIMEV 0.3843 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3843; see 4866
44.   Upon my right side I me lay
DIMEV 6130 Witnesses: 1
A prayer to the Virgin Mary on going to bed — ten lines
45.   Upon Thames fro London miles three
DIMEV 6131 Witnesses: 1
Venus presents to a dreamer a picture of a beautiful lady — two stanzas rhyme royal
46.   Upon that earth there is a hill [Apon that earthe ther is a hyll]
See 4274
47.   Upon that put your trust and conficence [Opon that putt youre trust and convidence]
See London, British Library Sloane 1825 copy of 4263.3.
48.   Upon the cross during His Passion
DIMEV 0.3844.8 Witnesses: 0
Formerly 3844.8; now identified as a fragment of 4080
49.   Upon the cross nailed was I for thee
DIMEV 6132 Witnesses: 14
Sheryngham; John Lydgate: ‘Why artow froward sith I am mercyable?’ (Lydgate)
50.   Upon the hills tops waking
DIMEV 6133 Witnesses: 1
Metrical history of Birth and Life of Christ, one portion — short couplets
51.   Upon the Midsummer even merriest of nights
DIMEV 6134 Witnesses: 2
William Dunbar: ‘The tretis of the tua mariit wemen and the wedo’
52.   Upon the Rood I am for thee
DIMEV 6135 Witnesses: 1
Christ’s words from the cross — two couplets translating ‘In cruce sum pro te’ which precedes them in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
53.   Upon the thing that is lost pity and compassion
DIMEV 6136 Witnesses: 1
John Waldeby
54.   Upon thy corse vengeance they cry [Apon thy cors vengeance vengeance thay cry]
See Dunbar, William, The Flytyng of Dunbar and Kennedy, and Other Poems, [Chepman and Myllar, 1508] (begins line 316) copy of 4868
55.   Us prayen believe [Us preyen bileve]
See 6170
56.   Utter thy language with good advisement
DIMEV 6137 Witnesses: 1
One stanza rhyme royal, followed by four lines (lines 64-67 from Peter Idley’s Instructions [2594]) and four distichs.