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DIMEV 1103
NIMEV 672.44
Death is a dreadful debtor
A four-line acrostic on death — two couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: death; acrostics
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 87
Transcription:
Deth is a dredful dettour
Deth is an Elenge herbergour
Deth is a trewe tollere
& Deth is an hardi huntere
Attributed Title: De Morte (f. 86)
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: 23.