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IMEV 4277
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Young and tender child I am and suck my mother teat
The Ten Ages of Man’s Life — five couplets
Subjects: ages of man’s life
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 66, f. 84
First Lines:
Ȝong and tender child I am & souke my moder tete
QWat is to com hald I no tale my play ne wyll I lete
My fayre lokkys þat I keme my vice in meror I se
With hors favcon & with hound I lyue in Iolite…
Last Lines:
…wele I wend to haue lyued ay lorn is my lyffe my wyt
ffro erth I com to erth I shall be cllosyd in a pyt