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DIMEV 2076
Hour passeth
Aphorism about shortness of man’s life — three lines
Subjects: transience
Versification: — three-line — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College G.28 (195), p. 7
Transcription:
…hower passeth
thi lyfe for lesseth
…he dedy thi iudgment is nyer
Note: Added to lower margin by a hand of the sixteenth century.