The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Man is deaths underling
Quid est homo? — six rhyming lines
Title(s): Quid est homo?
Subjects: transitoriness, of life; mnemonics
1.Source: London, University of London MS 657 [olim Helmingham Hall I.J.I.7]
, p. 181
A pylgrym pasyng
A gest witowtyn dwellyng
ys dethys vnderlyng
Man is a gest in hys dwellyng
Man is a pylgrym in
Note: This item should perhaps be renumbered according to the first three
lines, seemingly an abbreviated and anticipatory version of the last
Brown, Carleton Fairchild.
A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse.
2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical
Society: 1916-20: 1.470.