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The bliss of our heart all it is ago
The Sinners’ Lament — two couplets based on Lam. 5:15-16
Note: For other versions see 384, 5349, and 5352.
Subjects: laments, sinners’
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 172v2
Transcription:
Þe blisse of oure herte al it is ago
Al ure wele torned is to wo
Þe croune of vre heued ffallen is to grounde
Þat we euer syngeden weylawey þe stounde
Note: Written to right of Latin prose text as if a second column, below 5043; treated as part of 5043 in Furnivall’s edition.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 243; rev. ed. 268.