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Mans soul is subtle and quaint
‘Man know þy self and lerne to dye’ — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Man know þy self and lerne to dye’
Subjects: religious instruction
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), f. 104v
First Lines:
MAnnys soule is sotyl & queynt
Shal neuere ende þouȝ he dede gynne…
Last Lines:
…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)
Editions:
Kail, J., ed. Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102 and Douce 322. EETS o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 27-31.