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Alas in great sin all biget we were
On Mortality — four monorhyming lines
Subjects: human life, transitory nature of; mortality
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 158r1
Transcription:
Allas in gret sinne alle beȝete we were
stronge pines þoleden þe moderis þat vs bere
here we liue bisiliche wit strong serwe & care
deȝe we ssulin sikerliche bot god wot wanne & were
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 234; rev.ed. 264.