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The end of laughter is wothe
The sorrow of the world — two couplets
Subjects: transitoriness, of world
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Magdalen College Lat. 30, f. 103
Transcription:
þe ende of lagthre is woþ
and þe ende of bliz is sorege
for wende fwer þu wende
soreges is tin ende
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Coxe, Henry Octavius. Catalogus codicum mss. qui in collegiis aulisque oxoniensibus…. Oxon: e Typographeo academico, 1852: 18.