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How slyly the death shall robben them
Death and the man without ‘counsel’, in a Latin sermon, in die natali domini — four monorhyming lines
Subjects: sermons, verse in; death
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, ff. 167v-168
Transcription:
how slely þe deth schal robben ham
how apertely he schal ateyne ham
how diuersly he schal towche hem
how vileynliche deth scorneth hem
Note: Third line repeated, f. 169.
Editions:
Stemmler, Theo. “More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library Ii.III.8.” Anglia 93 (1975): 1-16: 15.