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Solitary life whoso doth use
On the solitary life — ninety-six lines in thirteen eight-line stanzas
Subjects: religious observance
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 100, ff. 81ra-81vb
First Lines:
Solitary lyf who so doith vse
departid from werdely mutabilite
þe vanyte þerof hym must refuse
Lyf contemplatif thus teches me…
Last Lines:
…Elles ye kan not skape gret aduersite
Which god forfende þat bought you to blisse