The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Steel is good I say no other
Women compared to steel — five quatrains and burden: ‘War yt war yt
war yt wele / Wemen be as trew as stele’
Subjects: women; carols, of women
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259)
, f. 9v
Stel is gud I sey no oder
So mowun wemen be kaymys
…& ryt for ny ned to play þe saytur
be as trew as stele
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds.
“Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.”
Modern Language Review
8 (1913): 68-87: 80.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 266-67; 1977, 236.