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DIMEV 1102
IMEV 672.5
NIMEV 672.5
Death bringeth down low that been bold
The inevitability of death, in a Latin sermon — two couplets in a Latin sermon
Subjects: death; transitoriness, of life; youth; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. theol. d.1 (SC 29746), f. 174v
Transcription:
Deth bringith down lowe þat ben belde
Deth takyth ȝong as well as helde
þe more stowt þou art & more gay
parauentur þe ner þi endyng day
Editions:
Fletcher, Alan J. “Selected Verses from Bodleian Library MS Lat. Th. D.1.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 90 (1989): 163-6: 164.