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DIMEV 958
Caro dat lust and liking that lasts but awhile
Macaronic lines on the gifts of the flesh, the world, the devil, and God in the Latin Sermones 13, sermon on ‘Seruire’ — two couplets
Subjects: sermons, verse in; Satan; transitoriness, of world
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 423, p. 211
Transcription:
Caro dat lust and and likyng þat lastis but a while
Mundus dat honore that mony a man doth begile
Diabolus dat payne and woo
Sed deus dat blisse that lastis euermoo
Note: Included in Sermones 13 (beginning p. 159), the sermon on ‘Seruire’ (beginning p. 207); preceded by 825.