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DIMEV 1825
IMEV 1134.5
NIMEV 1134.5
He is a bird that sings of sorrow
The ephemeral nature of man — two couplets
Note: Cf. 191.
Subjects: transitoriness, of life
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Library O.3.5, f. 48rb
Transcription:
He is a bird þat synges of soro
He is a best þat leuis in loro
& quid plus pore yng is mans brode
ffor vn mith & synne is all his gode