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DIMEV 5352
IMEV 3398
NIMEV 3398
The joy of our heart is wither to woe
A single quatrain
Note: For very similar lines see 384, 5216, 5349 and 5351.
Subjects: laments, sinners’; scripture texts, Engl. trans. of
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 120, f. iv
Transcription:
þe ioye of vr hert es withen to wo
þe floures of vr gerland arne fallen thar fro
þe game of vr carollyng es turned to sorowe
wo es vs for synne may no man vs b[ ]
Note: Written as prose
Editions:
Coxe, Henry Octavius. Catalogus codicum mss. qui in collegiis aulisque oxoniensibus…. Oxon: e Typographeo academico, 1852: 55.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.146.