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DIMEV 1399
NIMEV 848.66
For thing that is to asken
Instructions in prayer — seven lines, probably monorime, possibly a translation of the Latin Pro debita circum… which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: prayer
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 1rb
First Lines:
For þing þat is to askyn [ ]
With stedefast herte & lesten [ ]…
Last Lines:
…with good hope of fordingge [ ]
In time þat is nouth to chelen [ ]
& þat man prey for himself ouer al [ ]
Pro debita circum [ ]
Note: Torn away at edge.
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: 1.