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NIMEV 694.22
Drunkenship breaketh
The effects of drink — a proverbial couplet translating ‘Ebrietas frangit quicquid sapientia tangit’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon note
Note: Cf. Walther (1969), no. 5059; Whiting (1968), D420 (not noting this example).
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: drunkenness; translations; proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 53v
Transcription:
Drunkenchipe brekt
Al þat wisdom spekt
Attributed Title: De Ebrietate (f. 53v)
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: 16.