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Alas alas si haut si bas / so longer y-lived so worse I was
A Lament — four monorhyming lines
Note: See 384
Subjects: lover’s lament; sermons, verse in
Versification: — four-line — aaaa
Macaronic: French



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 87
Transcription:
Allas alas si haut si bas
so lenger y leued so worchs y was
alas alas ibrocht ic am in perrelus pas
alas alas þe game is ilore for lak of as
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 78.