The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Worlds bliss have good day
The Rich Man’s Farewell to the World — three couplets
A similar couplet occurs in Bromyard, under Desperatio
Subjects: world, farewell to; sermons, verse in
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Pembroke College 248
, f. iii
Worldys blys haue good day
No lengur habbe ych þe ne
þe more for þe lasse y haue for lore
y cursyd be þe
tyme þat ych was bore
y haue lore for euur heuun blys
And go now
þer as euur sorow & care ys
Note: 6 lines
James, Montague Rhodes.
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Pembroke
Cambridge: at the UP, 1905: 223.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild.
A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse.
2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical
Society: 1916-20: 1.226.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 253.
3.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library Q.46
, f. 238
Worldes blisse haue god day
Þat i þe lete so
…y rede þou be war by me
þat þou bee nouþt
Ten lines, possibly incorporating 6789
“Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.”
92 (1974): 55-78: 78.