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DIMEV 1116
NIMEV 676.77
Depart thy goods while thou hast time
On the impermanence of goods and friendship — two cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: transitoriness, of world; friendship; friends, fickleness of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 211, f. 228v
Transcription:
Depart þi godes wyll þu hast time
And trust þu not to fayre byhest
Whyl þu art here þi godes byn þyne
When þu art ded þy part if left
Whyl þu lyuest þy fryndus lyuun
and when þu dyest þey dyen also
When þu art ded & mast not gyuun
Þen is þy frenschyp all ago
Note: Added at end of volume by a fifteenth-century hand.