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DIMEV 5622
These worldly joys that fair in sight appears
On the temptacions of the world — six lines
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], f. v [back]r1
Transcription:
thes worldly ioies, that faier in sight apeares
arr Lvring baits whereto oure minds we cast
thrise blessed they that have repenting yeares
To hate their sinns, and leve their follies past
My inward mane to hevenly things wold trade me
But aye this flesh doth still and still disswade me
Note: Added by a sixteenth-century hand; signed, ‘RN’ (=Roger Lord North, d. 1600)
Facsimiles:
Woodward, Daniel, and Martin Stevens, eds. The New Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile (Huntington MS EL 26 C 9). Tokyo: Yushodo, and San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1995.