The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
If it be lost and you it find
A book plate — two couplets
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 5036
, f. 44
yf yht ys lost and you yt fynd
I praye you be so good and kynd
to let her haue her booke agayne
and you shall haue no worsse
apennye to put an your purs
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Author: quod Iohan Holland (f. 44)
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39659
, f. iv
If it be loste & you it finde
I pray you heartlie be so
As for to take a litel payne
To send me my boke home
Note: Late sixteenth century.
Catalogue of additions to the manuscripts in the British Museum in the
[London]: the Trustees of the British Museum, 1933: 137.
Lydgate’s Fall of Princes.
e.s. 121-24 (1924-27); repr. 1967: 4.21.