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DIMEV 1436.1
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NIMEV n
If Thou wilt do Gods lore
On returning evil for evil — one couplet written to the right of, and commenting on, ‘Nulli malum pro malo reddentes’ (Rom. 12.17) in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Formerly included as second stanza of 3181.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 21
Transcription:
ȝef þu wilt don Godes lore
ȝeld harm for harm neueremore
Attributed Title: De Amore Proximi (f. 19v)
Editions:
Patterson, Frank A. “Review of Carlton Brown, A Register of Middle English and Didactic Religious Verse.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 20 (1921): 270-5: 275 (as part of 3181).
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 6.