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DIMEV 806
Behold man what thou art
A warning to mankind to remember death — eight lines
Subjects: death; mortality; transitoriness, of life; epitaphs
Versification: — eight-line — ababcddc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 115
Transcription:
Behold man what þou art
and wheder þou shalt weende
Thoughe þu be nevyr so froward
This shal be thyne ende
Withe woo
Beware by tyme
for drede of pyne
Whan that thou arte a goo
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.