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Medieval English Verse


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Table of Contents



Poems of the Nativity

1. "I sing of a Maiden"

2. "Bringing us bliss now"

3. "Holy Mary, mother mild"

4. "Lady, Lady, fair and bright"

5. "Of a Rose, a lovely Rose"

6. "Jesus, son most sweet and dear"

7. "Let us gather hand in hand"

8. "As I was lying down at night"

Poems on the Passion

9. "Upon a Holy Thursday, up rose Our Lord"

10. "Now sinks the sun beneath the wood"

11. "White was his naked breast"

12. "Lovely tear from lovely eye"

13. "You who created everything"

14. "Man and woman, look on me!"

15. "Look on your Lord, Man, hanging on the Rood"

16. "Mother and Maiden, come and see!"

17. "My folk, what have I done to you"

Poems of Adoration

18. "All other love is like the moon"

19. A Goodly Orison to Our Lady

20. "Holy Mary, Lady bright"

21. "A maid of Christ made warm request"

22. "Adam lay in bondage"

23. "Love made firm in Christ"

Poems of Sin and Death

24. "Merry it is while summer lasts"

25. "The life of this world"

26. "When the turf is your tower"

27. "Now that man is hale and whole"

28. "When my eyes are fogged" 29. "Long life, O Man, you hope to gain"

30. The Ten Ages of Man

31. "Hard it is to flit" 32. "Ubi Sunt qui ante Nos Fuerunt?" 33. "Holy Lady Mary, Mother, Maid"

Miscellaneous Religious Poems

34. The Ten Commandments

35. The Covetous Man

36. "No longer will I wicked be!"

37. "Lord, you called to me"

38. The Thrush and the Nightingale

39. "The man who would the truth tell"

40. "Though you be king of tower and town"

41. "Pride is out and pride is in"

42. "Blowing was made for sport and game"

43. The Adulterous Falmouth Squire

Selections from the Bestiary

44. The Lion

45. The Stag

46. The Whale

Miscellaneous Secular Poems

47. "I am from Ireland"

48. "Maiden on the moor lay"

49. "Of every kind of tree"

50. "All night by the rose, rose"

51. "I am Rose, alas for me"

52. "Tell me, broom wizard, tell me"

53. "Now blossoms the spray"

54. "Love is soft and love is sweet"

55. "I newly have a garden"

56. "I have a little sister"

57. "I have a noble cockerel"

58. The Servant Girl's Holiday

59. "Not long ago I met a clerk"

60. "Brainy teacher, is it your"

61. "Swarthy smoke-blackened smiths"

62. "The Man in the Moon can stand or stride"

63. "Lord who grants us life and looks upon us all"

64. The Lion

65. The Bear

66. The Dragon

Political Poems

67. Song of the Battle of Lewes, 1264

68. The Battle of Bannockburn, by Lawrence Minot

69. On the Death of Edward III

70. Patiene, or Jonah and the Whale

71. Pearl

The Harley Lyrics

Religious Poems

72. "This middle-earth was made for man"

73. "O God above us, grant my boon"

74. "The tears of weeping wet my cheek"

75. "O God, who does all deeds of might"

76. "Winter rouses all my grief"

77. "Now fade the rose and lily-flower"

78. "Jesu, through your noble might"

79. "With sadness in my song"

80. "Mother, stand firm beneath the Rood!"

81. "When I see blossoms thronging"

82. "The heart of Man can hardly know" (i)

Secular Poems

83. "The heart of Man can hardly know"

84. "Spring's about with love again"

85. "Between March and April"

86. "Through Ribblesdale I'd like to ride"

87. "A beauty white as whale's bone"

88. "I know of a beauty, a beryl most bright"

89. "Love hurts me with its craving"

90. "In Maytime in the merry dawn"

91. "In April, when, as all can hear"

92. "Riding in a wood unknown"

93. "My death I love, my life I hate"

94. Sir Orfeo

Two Comic Verse Tales

95. Dame Siriz and the Weeping Bitch

96. The Fox and the Wolf in the Well

Appendix I: Provenance of the Poems

Appendix II: Further Bibliography

Product Details

Stone, Brian
Penguin Books
Stone, Brian
Stone, Brian
Anthologies (multiple authors)
English poetry (collections)
Middle english, 1100-1500
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.94x5.08x.64 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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