The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Mans soul is subtle and quaint
‘Man know þy self and lerne to dye’ — fifteen 8-line
Title(s): ‘Man know þy self and lerne to dye’
Subjects: religious instruction
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703)
, f. 104v
MAnnys soule is sotyl & queynt
Shal neuere ende þouȝ
he dede gynne…
…While þy dede is in þy powere
be þyn awen frend
er þou dyȝe
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Man knew þy self and lerne to dye (f. 104v)
Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102
and Douce 322.
o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 27-31.