The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Lief is the wren
On the wren — four lines
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 220
, f. 303v
Leuer is þe wrenne
Abouten þe schowe renne
þe fiþel draut
Oþer þe floute craf
Note: Folios in manuscript have been renumbered and the folio numbers here
refer to the most recent numbering.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds.
2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.107.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 553.