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Now man behold this worlds vanities
Moralizing verses on the inevitability of death — five quatrains (abab), including refrain phrase, ‘…doutles þow man de’
Subjects: death; advice, moral; vanity, against worldly
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 326
First Lines:
Now man behald þis warldis vaniteis
The Ioy I wait of it is fantasye…
Last Lines:
…Be k[ ]d and dreid þe creuell pane of hell
Che[ ] þe þat ane for doutles þou man de
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 3.193.