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DIMEV 107
IMEV 67.5
NIMEV 67.5
A man is a mirrour of sorrow and woe
The ephemeral nature of man — two couplets
Note: Cf. 1825.
Subjects: human life, transitory nature of; transitoriness, of life
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Library O.3.5, f. 48rb
Transcription:
A man is a mirrour of soro & of wo
A man is a somer flour þat sone vill goo
A man is a tre of tenefull tylyng
& a man is a reue of ruful rekynyng