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O mortal man by great exaltation
Consilium domini in eternum manet’ — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): Consilium domini in eternum manet
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, ff. 157-157v
First Lines:
O Mortall man By grete exaltacon
In Ryches awtoryte or in dygnyte sette…
Last Lines:
…And only with mormor thow settyste þi selfe afyre
And god þu forgetyste & settyste all a syde
Note: Breaks off in stanza 8.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, ff. 160-161
First Lines:
O mortall man by greter exaltacon
In Riches awtoryte & dyngnyte sett…
Last Lines:
…Consyder the worlde ys all full of care
& consyder þat dethe wyll no man spare
Note: Second occurrence in MS.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “‘Consilium domini in eternum manet’ (Harley MS 2252).” Studia Neophilologica 26 (1954): 58-64: 61-4.