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What helpeth it man to be unstable
All is vanity save good deeds — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: transitoriness, of life
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.53 (1157), f. 73v
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 49.