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DIMEV 3365
IMEV 2067
NIMEV 2067
Man is deaths underling
Quid est homo? — six rhyming lines
Title(s): Quid est homo?
Subjects: transitoriness, of life; mnemonics
Versification: — six-line — aaaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, University of London MS 657 [olim Helmingham Hall I.J.I.7], p. 181
Transcription:
Dethys abydyng
A pylgrym pasyng
A gest witowtyn dwellyng
Man ys dethys vnderlyng
Man is a gest in hys dwellyng
Man is a pylgrym in his pasyng
Note: This item should perhaps be renumbered according to the first three lines, seemingly an abbreviated and anticipatory version of the last three.
Editions:
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.