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This wide world is so large of space
They That No While Endure — seven eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) each ending with this phrase
Note: For a variant text see 81 by Lydgate.
Subjects: transitoriness, of world
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, f. 118v
First Lines:
This wyde woourld is so large of space
No man hath poweer it holly to restreyne…
Last Lines:
…by devoute prayeer to helpe in suych a nede
thorugh mercy and grace and so longe endure Explicit
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 818-20.