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Man have mind and thee amend / Of all thy miss…
‘This warld is verra vanite’ — seven 12-line stanzas (ababaabbcbc) with this refrain
Note: This piece is closely related to 3349; see also 5789.
Title(s): ‘This warld is verra vanite’
Subjects: vanity, against worldly
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 34.7.3, ff. 79-80v
First Lines:
Man haue mynd and þe Amend
Of all thi mys quhill at þou may…
Last Lines:
…Now man haue mynd & þe amend
Þis warld Is verray vanite
Note: Nineteenth-century translation (six stanzas) is Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.450/1 [olim Laing 450], ff. 86-87.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. Early Metrical Tales, including the History of Sir Egeir, Sir Gryme and Sir Gray-Steill. Edinburgh: Laing, 1826: lviii-lix (stanzas 1-3).
Gollancz, Israel. “The Poems in the Graye Manuscript.” The Athenaeum (London, March 29, 1902): 1.403-4: 404.
Smith, G. Gregory. Specimens of Middle Scots. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwell, 1902: 11-13.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 54-6.
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Parlement of the Thre Ages. Roxburghe Club 132. London: Nichols, 1897, 1915: App. IX.