The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Long will be water in a well to keach
On the folly of heaping up riches — three stanzas rhyme
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251
, f. 78v1
LOng wilbe water in a welle to keche
A vessell made of yerdis that
wil nat holde…
…To gadre Riches hym to supporte and vpholde
In age whan he
wexith fieble and holde
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 288.