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DIMEV 4156
Of death and life which be in strife to treat I now intend
Subjects: mutability; transience of fortune
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Magdalen College Lat. 213, p. [380]
First Lines:
Off deathe and lyfffe whiche Be in stryfe to treate now I intende
Bothe man and wyffe corne grasse and chyse beginning taketh ende…
Last Lines:
…Lusty coraige doo not oute Raige though god haue sent the myght
Wythe euery Aige both w[ ] and saige Dethe is Redy to ffygh
Note: Not paginated. Four couplets with internal rhymes.