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Three things been in fay
Three sorrowful things — three couplets, in one MS of the Gesta Romanorum
Note: For other versions see 853.5, 1157, 2707, 5905, 5906, and 6341.
Subjects: sorrowful things, lists of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, f. 200va
Transcription:
(This is to say)
thre thinges ben in fay
that makith me to sorowe all way
On is þat I shall henne
an othir I not neuer whan
The thirde is my most care
I wot not whethir I shall fare
Editions:
Herrtage, Sidney John Hervon, ed. The Early English Version of the Gesta Romanorum. EETS e.s. 33 (1879); repr. 1962: 304.