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DIMEV 3283
Love not the world ne falseness
The world is transitory — three couplets in a sermon on death
Note: Follows 4136.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; transitoriness, of world
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 24 (SC 6470), ff. 207-207v
Transcription:
Love noȝtte þe world ne ffalsenysse
Ne no þyng þat in hym euyll ys
The world passyth and sone woll goo
And all hys couetyse alos
the worldys blysse whoso wyllyth
But he be wre hyt sone hym spyllythe
Editions:
Fletcher, Alan J. “I Sing of a Maiden: A Fifteenth-Century Sermon Reminiscence.” Notes and Queries n.s. 25 [223] (1978): 108: 108.