The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Lief listeneth to me
The Ten Wives Tales — twenty 6-line stanzas
Title(s): The Ten Wives Tales
Subjects: husbands, inadequacies in lovemaking; women, as speakers/narrators
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10
, ff. 56v
Leve lystynes to me
Two wordes or three…
…Sertis and hit schuld be boghte
He is not worth a nay
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Jyl of Breyntford’s Testament and Other Poems.
London, 1871; privately circulated: 29-33.