The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
With sorrow thou came into this world
‘Þis world is but a vanitee’ — twelve
Subjects: transitoriness, of world
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXIII
, f. 108
With sorowe þu com in to þis world
borne of þi moder
…to forsake synne or synne forsake þe
I sey þe be god
Note: Written as prose.
Ross, W. O.,
Middle English Sermons from British Museum MS. Royal 18 B.
o.s. 209 (1940); repr. 1987: 160.