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Wherefore in this vale of misery do you abide
On death, translating‘Cur in hac miseria miseri moramini’, which precede — four lines
Subjects: translations; death, approach of; suffering, human; Paston, John, II; Paston, John, III
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.4.9, f. 69
Transcription:
Wherefor in this vale of myserye do you abyde
Wherefor haue yowe plaisur in this vnclene Ioye
yow that dey all thyngys yowe leue
Deth weche spare no man taketh away yower ioye