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DIMEV 5794
This world is mutable so sayeth sage
One couplet — for similar content, see 712



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 3412
Transcription:
This world is mvtable so seyth sage
Therfor gader in tyme or þou fall to age
Note: In a collection of six proverbial couplets: 6621.7, 5794, 2662, 1433, 835, 3009.
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 139.