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Worlds bliss strife hath wrought
Advice not to trust the World — three couplets
Subjects: transitoriness, of world
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 157
First Lines:
Worldis blisse strif hat wrout
for it is wit serwe to ende brout…
Last Lines:
…trist nout to þis wonder world þat lastit bot a wile
for it is not bot wiles of wo a hasardour þat wil þe gile
Note: Written as prose inserted into Latin, the couplets separated by Latin prose.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 234; rev. ed. 263.