The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I always search and never find
A Riddle poem about time — five lines, abacc
Subjects: riddles; time
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 409 (V.3.7)
, f. 51v
…[I a]ll way serche & neuer fynd
[My] most desyre ys farst
[Un] hapy chanch dothe me so bynd
[Wha]tt was my
welthe ys now my woo
[For]tune vnkynd ys now my
Note: Written on fragment of leaf at end of volume, written by a hand of end
of the fifteenth century.
Young, John, and Patrick Henderson Aitken.
A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian
Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1908: 330.