The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I heard an harping on a hill as I lay under lind
A chanson d’aventure song of the Passion with symbolic letters
— six 6-line stanzas with ‘O and I’ refrain
; Passion, carols/songs of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Don. C.13
, f. 165va-b
I herd an harping on a hille as I lay vndir lynde
Al my tent I toke
þer tille to haue þat myrth in mynde…
…With an o & an i haue X and M in mynde
þus hendely I
herd an harping as I lay vndir lynde
The Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Report of the Friends of the Bodleian.
Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1930-1: Facing p. 16.
Brown, Beatrice Daw.
“Religious Lyrics in MS. Don. c.13.”
Bodleian Quarterly Record
7 (1932): 1-7 plus frontispiece facsimile of f. 166: 2-3.