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DIMEV 266
NIMEV 142.11
Alas alas this worlds bliss
A lament for worldly bliss — one couplet in John Grimestone’s sermon book
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: transitoriness, of world; laments
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 81
Transcription:
Allas allas þis werdis blisse lestet but a stounde
Þe laste hende þeroffe with sorwe is ibounde
Attributed Title: De Leticia Huius Mundi (f. 81)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 22.