The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Worlds bliss strife hath wrought
Advice not to trust the World — three couplets
Subjects: transitoriness, of world
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322
, f. 157
Worldis blisse strif hat wrout
for it is wit serwe to ende brout…
…trist nout to þis wonder world þat lastit bot a wile
for it is not bot wiles of wo a hasardour þat wil þe gile
Note: Written as prose inserted into Latin, the couplets separated by Latin prose.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other
o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 234; rev. ed. 263.