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The flower of our garland is down fall
The Sinner’s Lament — six lines (aabbaa)
Subjects: laments, sinners’
Versification: — six-line — aabbaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Ghent, Belgium, Ghent University Library 317, f. 19v
Transcription:
þe flour of hour gerland es doun falle
hour Ioye es bytterrer þen es any galle
Allas wat vs es wo
for hour Ioy es or go
Lat neuyr for hus þing nobelle
for hour [ ]o[ ]es þay heryin in helle
Note: Preceded by 6288; text badly worn and dirty (verso of last folio in MS), esp. at outer edge; written above this is ‘[ ] mulier [ ] adulterii & suppenderunt sedenocte & scriptum fuit super capita eorum’.
Editions:
Logeman, Henri. “Miscellen aus einer Ghenten handschrift.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 87 (1891): 431-2: 432.