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DIMEV 1090
NIMEV 1829.66
Cunne to speak worship is
On speaking and keeping silent — one couplet translating ‘Scire loquir decus est decus est et scire tacere / Hec duo si poteris scire peritus eris’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: proverbs; tongue, wise use of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 151v
Transcription:
Kunne to speke worchipe is worchipe is cunne be stille
[Þ]is to ȝif þu cunne mith no word ne nsaltu neuere spille
Note: MS damaged.
Attributed Title: De Sapientia (f. 151va)
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: 61.