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Would God that men might seen
A song of the untrustworthiness of the world — five 6-line stanzas (aabaab)
Subjects: world, untrustworthiness of; impossibilities
Versification: — six-line — aabaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 16-16v
First Lines:
Wold god þat men myȝt sene
Hertys when þei bene…
Last Lines:
…Delyuer vs ouȝt with hys word
& gravnt vs a good ende
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 9-10.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 178-9.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 148-9.