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DIMEV 3396
Mans fleeting life finds surest stay
Aphorism favoring virtue — one couplet
Subjects: advice, spiritual; virtues; transitoriness, of life
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College G.28 (195), p. 6
Transcription:
Mans fletinge lyffe fyndes surest staye
Wher sacred vertue bearethe swaye
Note: Added to lower margin by a hand of the sixteenth century.