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Sorry is the fore
The Bitterness of Death — four couplets
Note: For closely related lines see 2377, 5043, and 6610.
Subjects: death, approach of
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts:



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.32, f. 21rb
First Lines:
Sori is þe fore
fram bedde to þe flore…
Last Lines:
…Weilawei and wolawo
þanne is ioye al ouergo
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.160.
Hargreaves, Henry. “Middle English Lyrics in an Aberdeen University Library Manuscripts.” Aberdeen University Review 43 (1969): 146-56: 152.