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IMEV 4227
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Worldly aught is I-won with swink and sweating
On the Vanity of Worldly possessions — three rhyming lines
Subjects: possessions, worldly; vanity, against worldly
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Emmanuel College I.2.6 (27), f. 163rb
Transcription:
Worldlih eȝte is ywonne mid svynk and svetinge
And hit is iloked mid areȝe dredigge
And furlete me hit schal mid soroȝe and mornigge
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. The Western Manuscripts in the library of Emmanuel College: A Descriptive Catalogue. Cambridge: at the UP, 1904: 25.