The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Lyarde is an old horse and may not well draw
Lyarde, a satire on friars and husbands — 130 lines in
Subjects: satire; husbands; marriage, satires on; friars, criticism/satire of
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS]
, ff. 148rb
Lyarde es ane olde horse & may noght wele draw[e]
he sall be
putt in to þe parke holyn for to gnaw[e]…
…Thus endis lyarde at þe laste worde
yf aman thynke mekill
kepe somewhate in horde
Note: Some text of lines 23-29, 63-69 lost due to lower outer corner, f. 148,
Attributed Title: Lyarde (f. 148); Here endys Lyarde (f. 149)
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The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91).
London: Scolar Press, 1975.
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2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.280-2.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 403-4.