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DIMEV 504
And as the turtle by contemplacion
Fragment of a poem about longing for eternal life — four lines
Subjects: fragments; heaven, joys of; birds



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 232 (U.3.5), f. 103v
First Lines:
…And as the turtile by contemplacion
ffor syn sorowyng with weymentyng
Last Lines:
Only for loue of thilke eternall lyfe
That lastythe evir and may hawe nowe endyng
Note: Acephalous. Added by a later hand (fifteenth- to sixteenth-century) to lower margin.