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IMEV 191
NIMEV 191
All mankind turneth in wheel and that on wonder guise
A tag in the Fasciculus morum — one long couplet translating two Latin hexameters
Subjects: Fortune, wheel of; mutability; translations; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159): not in this MS.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 187 (SC 2090), f. 162ra
Transcription:
Al man kynde ys turnyd and went
And Pat yn wondyr gyse
For wennys hyt com aȝen hyt wente
Hyt abydyth yn noyn a fyse
Note: Written as a quatrain.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 178.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 40v
Transcription:
Al monkyn turnyein wele
and þat on wonder gyse
ffro when it come aȝen it went
to dwell on all wyse
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 59v
Transcription:
Al mankynd turneþ in weel and þat oon wondere gise
for wheyne hit come aȝen hit went to dwelle on al wise
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 72v
Transcription:
All monkyn tornth in well and þat on wonder gyse
For wethen hit come aȝeyn hit wente to dwelle on all wyse
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 177.
5.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 87v
Transcription:
All man kynde torneth to wele & þat on a wonder wyse
ffro whom hit cometh a ȝen hit weynth to dwelle on al wyse
6.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 189ra
Transcription:
Al mon kynde torne to wyl & þat on a wonder wyse
for when hit comþ a ȝen hit weynit do to dwel on al wyse
7.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 109rb
Transcription:
All mon kynne tornetgh in wele and i þat on wonder gyse
ffor were þat comen a gayn hit went to dwelle on alle wyse
Note: Written as prose.