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For lore of goods I weep sore
Make wise use of Time — one quatrain in John Grimestone’s sermon notes preceding ‘Dampna fleo rerum, set plus fleo dampna dierum
Note: Cf. Walther (1969), no. 4042.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: advice; time
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 154v
Transcription:
ffor lore of godes i wepe sore
but more for lore of day
Þou godes ben lorn i may han more
Time lorn aȝen comen ne may
Attributed Title: De Tempore (f. 154)
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: 62.