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This world is of so great a space
Interrogacio juvenis & Responsio sapientis — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Title(s): Interrogacio juvenis & Responsio sapientis
Subjects: dialogues; wise men; wisdom; youth, folly of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10392, f. 185
Transcription:
Þis wordle is of so grete aspace
hyt wolle not in my armes tweyne
Ho þat alle þinge wolle embrace
lytelle þing may hym susteyn
Attributed Title: Interogacio quid Iuuenis Responsio Sapientis (f. 185)
Editions:
Doyle, A. I. “More Light on John Shirley; Part 1.” Medium Ævum 30 (1961): 93-101: 98.