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DIMEV 187
IMEV 105.5
NIMEV 105.5
A wheel about thee turning
Man’s transitory life compared to a wheel, a ship, a shadow, and a flower — two couplets in a Latin sermon
Note: Cf. 5960.
Subjects: human life, transitory nature of; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.301 (SC 12158), f. 92
Transcription:
a qwheel aboute þe turnyng
& a schyp in þe se saylyng
þat dwellyth but a lytyl stonde
& to aftor þat sone fadyth þat fallyth down to grownde
Note: Written as prose.