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Three things there are that done me sigh sore
Three sorrowful things — six lines
Note: For other versions see 853.5, 1157, 1006, 5902, 5906, and 6341.
Subjects: sorrowful things, lists of



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 485, f. 99v2
Transcription:
Thre thinges þar ern þat don[e] me sigh sore
One is þat I [s]all fonden o Way
Anothir is þat I no wote wen no w[ere]
Ne wat dede to die wite I ne may
Ooe for þe latter dynt drede[þ] [m]e more
And droupe[s] ful drerly for drede of þat day
Note: Some text faded.
Editions:
Heffernan, Thomas J. “Unpublished Middle English Verses on ‘The Three Sorrowful Things.’” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 83 (1982): 31-3: 33.
2.Source: Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Library O.4.14, inside back cover
First Lines:
þre þynges me dryt [ ]
þat ic nete nowth w[ ]…
Last Lines:
…þe þrydde is al my [ ]
How myn sowle [ ]
Note: 6 lines, fragmentary.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.446.