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Worlds joy is mingled with woe
De Gloria Mundi: on the instability of worldly bliss — one six-line stanza in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: Cf. Whiting (1968), W671.
Subjects: transitoriness, of life
Versification: — six-line — aabbaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 60v
Transcription:
Werdis ioyȝe is menkt with wo
He is more þan wod þat trostet þerto
Werdis gile is wol michil
Þerfore it is boþe fals an fikil
Þe werd passeteuere mo
& werdly loue dot also
Attributed Title: De Gloria Mundi (f. 60v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 18.