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NIMEV 498.33
Behold now man what thou shalt be
On the vanity of life — one quatrain based on ‘Vide, qualis eris, [qui] mundi guadia queris’, which is written to the left
Note: Cf. Walther (1963), no. 33309f.
Subjects: vanity, against worldly
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 146v
Transcription:
Behold nou man quat þu salt be
Þat al þis werd nou drawith to þe
A foul caroniȝe on þe to se
Þat schinest nou so fair in ble
Attributed Title: De Superbia (f. 143v)
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: 60.