Middle English Lyric

Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical Anthology

English Literature from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer

(1841) vol. 4, p. 22. Translation: Brian Stone

Ant lyht on Alisoun.A happy hap has come to me.

Adam lay ibounden, line 1; SirEdmund K. Chambersand Frank Sidgwick (eds.)

Parens et puella. [mother and maiden]

(1970) p. 183. Translation: Brian Stone

How this worlds joy it goeth all to nought.

Maria.One that is so fair and bright,

The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse

Whet him is on.There is no hotter flame in hell

I have a yong suster, line 5; Reginald Thorne Davies (ed.)

([1900] 1912) p. 7. Translation:William Henry Schofield

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Velut maris stella; [as a star of the sea]

The Devil has fled from earthly land,

Louerd, þu clepedest me, line 1; Carleton Brown (ed.)

A waile whit ase whales bon, line 41; Reginald Thorne Davies (ed.)

([1900] 1912) p. 1. Translation:Lewis Turco

And þole a litel a long wey is.Lord, you called to me,

The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse

Hand by hand we shule us take, line 1; Celia Sisam and Kenneth Sisam (eds.)

(1972) p. 164. Translation: Brian Stone

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English Literature: An Illustrated Record

are short poems, almost all anonymous, written in English during the 13th, 14th and early 15th centuries. Their themes are generally love, nature or religious devotion.

And in that child oure lif bigan.Let us gather hand in hand

Religious Lyrics of the XIVth Century

That Child is God, that Child is Man,

([1924] 2003) p. 3. Translation: Brian Stone

Blow, northern wind, blow, blow, blow!

Blou northerne wynd! blou, blou, blou!For her love in sleep I slake,

Soregh and murne and fast.Merry it is while summer lasts,

The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250-1900

Middel-erd for mon wes mad, line 1;Thomas Wright(ed.)

Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical Anthology

Where then was the pride of man, which now deprives him of his reward?

Wynter wakeneth al my care, line 1; Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (ed.)

Sumer is icumen in, line 1; Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (ed.)

([1900] 1912) p. 7. Translation: Richard Garnett

That child is God, that child is man,

Ant wyht in wode be fleme.Women flaunt their pride above

Where was than the pride of man that now marres his mede?When Adam delved and Eve spun, go ask if you may succeed

([1900] 1912) p. 2. Translation: Joseph Glaser

An appil that he tok.Adam lay bound,

When Adam dalf and Eve span, line 1; Celia Sisam and Kenneth Sisam (eds.)

Middle English Poetry in Modern Verse

And hadden feld and wode?Where are those who lived before?

Withoute longing.She sent me a cherry

([1907] 1972) p. 102. Translation: Joseph Glaser

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For the devel of helle man hath forsake,

Of this worldes joie, hou hit goth al to noht.Winter wakeneth all my care;

And in that Child no blemish showed.

Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages

The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics

Sometimes attributed toRichard Rolle. Adapted byJohn Ballduring thePeasants Revoltas When Adam dalf, and Eve span, who was thanne a gentilman.

Who chased with hawk and hound of yore,

Ichot a burde in boure bryht, line 49; Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (ed.)

Bytuene Mershe ant Averil, line 9; SirArthur Quiller-Couch(ed.)

That loveth derne and dar nout telle

Middle English Poetry in Modern Verse

To her son she ches.I sing of a Maiden,

(1963) p. 82. Translation: Brian Stone

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