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DIMEV 5904
Three things me cometh a day
Three sorrowful things — three couplets
Note: For other versions, see 1157, 2707, 5902, 5905, 5906, 6341.
Subjects: three sorrowful things; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 129, f. 114
Transcription:
Thre thyngys me comyth a day
Wherefore y sorow & wel y may
That on ys þat y schal henne
That oþer ys y wote neuer wanne
The thryd ys most care
I whote noȝt how y schal fare
Note: Written one couplet per line in the MS; translating Latin ‘Sunt tria vere faciunt me sepe dolere…’, which follows.
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 15 [olim Phillipps 9520; post Z109.150], ff. 91-91v
Transcription:
þre ty þynges me cometh a day
þat on ys I haue y noth nere wanne
þat þrydde yn ys off michil care
þat I schal wony y not nere ware
Note: Written as prose; two lines apparently missing (scribe lost place in turning page?).