The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Worldly aught is I-won with swink and sweating
On the Vanity of Worldly possessions — three rhyming lines
Subjects: possessions, worldly; vanity, against worldly
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Emmanuel College I.2.6 (27)
, f. 163rb
Worldlih eȝte is ywonne mid svynk and svetinge
And hit is iloked
mid areȝe dredigge
And furlete me hit schal mid soroȝe and
James, Montague Rhodes.
The Western Manuscripts in the library of Emmanuel College: A
Cambridge: at the UP, 1904: 25.