The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 2044
Youth lust reaches or manhood
An Exhortation to God’s Service — twelve monorhyming quatrains and
burden: ‘When all ys don and all ys sayd / God must be known seruyd &
Subjects: carols, satirical; evils of the time
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.53 (1157)
, ff. 57-58
Yougth luste Reches or Manhod
Trustyth in any of thes godes
…ye se but few pore pepull appere
maters of a moneth is not
sped in a here yere
When all ys doon
Note: Second stanza missing a line
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 253-4; 1977, 224-5.