The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I hold Hindburn here worthily water and wise in world as I ween
One quatrain (or twelve short lines?) of rhyming, alliterative verse, possibly
about the Hindburn in Lancashire.
Subjects: lyrics; Hindburn; Lancashire
Monorhymed quatrain with internal rhyme (or twelve lines of alternating
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 499
, f. 64v
I holde hendeburn here
worthli water ant wys
i world as i
I grene bi hire arn princes i pris
swithe to beten ur bene
bidene wen ho wer chosen up o
ant hilchon hered haued his
a see þer was sene
wen ho wer busket i bis
þer the baner ho ber
with costes ful
Note: Added to the margin of a Latin manuscript. Written as
Pickering, Oliver S.
“Newly Discovered Secular Lyrics from Later Thirteenth-Century
Review of English Studies
n.s. 43 (1992): 157-80: 162.