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Think man whereof thou art wrought
Of the Tokens of God’s Displeasure — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man be wys & arys / & thynk on lyf þat lestenit ay’
Subjects: carols, of moral counsel
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 26-26v
First Lines:
Thynk man qwerof þou art wrout
Powre & nakyd þou were heder browt…
Last Lines:
…Go to cherche & do the schryf
& bryng thi sowle in redy way
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 73-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 241; 1977, 213-14.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 135.