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I had richesse I had my health
James Ryman, A warning from the tomb — eight quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Nunc in puluere dormio, and burden: ‘Alle worldly welth passed me fro / Nunc in puluere dormio
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: warnings; vanity, against worldly
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 49
First Lines:
I had richesse I had my helthe
I had honoure and worldely welth…
Last Lines:
…Or that we comme vnto that case
Nunc in puluere dormio
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 220-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 238-9; 1977, 212.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 153-4.