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Naked into this world born am I
‘Of þe seuen ages’: a dialogue between man, the good angel, and the fiend — 56 lines in couplets and quatrains (abab)
Title(s): ‘Of þe seuen ages’
Subjects: dialogues; ages of man’s lif
Versification: — two-line, four-line — aa, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, ff. 28v-29
First Lines:
Nakyd in to þis warlde I am norne am I
Angel Loke cristes commawndements þu kepe forþi…
Last Lines:
…And els in helle he hade had a place
Emange fyre & fendes of vgly chere
Facsimiles:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Medieval Analogue to As You Like It II.vii.137-166.” Shakespeare Quarterly 3 (1952): 109-12 plus two plates after 112: plates 1-2.
Editions:
York, E. “Dramatic Form in a Late Middle English Narrative.” Modern Language Notes 72 (1957): 484-5: 484-5.
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Medieval Analogue to As You Like It II.vii.137-166.” Shakespeare Quarterly 3 (1952): 109-12 plus two plates after 112: 110-11.
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 187-90.