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DIMEV 4976
NIMEV 3178.55
Sometime I have you seen
Warning to those in high estate that their fortune is temporary — one quatrain plus refrain(?)
Subjects: mutability; transitoriness, of world; Fortune, fickleness of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Law School Library MS 58, penultimate flyleaf, verso
Transcription:
Somtyme I have you sene
in high estate full strange
whan fantasy made you wene
that fourtune wold not chaunge
not chaunge not chaunge
Editions:
Voigts, Linda Ehrsam. “A Handlist of Middle English in Harvard Manuscripts.” Harvard Library Bulletin 33 (1985): 1-96: 82.