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This world is but a vanity
Mane nobiscum domine — a hymn of four quatrains (aaab) with this refrain and 4-line burden: ‘O blessed lord full of pete / Mane nobiscum domine’ (repeated)
Note: See 6745.
Subjects: carols, of mortality
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 49v-50
First Lines:
This worlde ys but a vanite
Subtile & fals and no surte…
Last Lines:
…Helpe vs of this mortalite
Mane nobiscum domine
Attributed Title: Ad placitum (f. 49v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 277.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 246-7; 1977, 219.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 106.