The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
As the nightingale in the thorn
Comparisons with birds interspersed in a Latin prose sermon on Corinthians 6
— three couplets
Subjects: sermons, verse in
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24
, ff. 184ra
as þe nyȝthyngale in þe þorne
as þe turtyl in
as þe cok a gayn þe day
as þe þrowstyl
in þe may
as þe crowe in hys flyȝth
as þe oule in
Preachers, Poets and the English Lyric.
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1986: 90.