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DIMEV 2648
IMEV 1580.5
NIMEV C16
In thought despaired not knowing remedy
A moralizing poem on Fortune — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Fortune
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton 256, ff. 131-131v
First Lines:
In thought dispeirid not knowyng remedy
Alle hopelesse in peyn musyng alone…
Last Lines:
…And sende me passience here whil I endure
To bere this stormy wawes of aventure
Note: Added by a hand of the sixteenth century; followed by an alphabet, possibly later, ‘per me John Southerne Anno 1576’ (131v).
Facsimiles:
Digital Scriptorium: Facsimile of New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Plimpton MS 256 .