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DIMEV 5787
IMEV 3650
NIMEV 3650
This world him plaineth of mickle untrue
On the degeneracy of the times — two couplets
Note: For variants see 3471 and 3472.
Subjects: evils of the times
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Pembroke College 258, f. 136
Transcription:
þis world hym pleyneȝ of mikel ontrewe
Wyt is ded ant þat is reweȝ
falsnesse regneȝ ant is aboue
Non is biried trew loue
Editions:
Bad Key: Forster1918: 147.
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1905: 236.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.226.