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Friendship is felony
Four of the ‘Twelve Abuses of the Age’ — four monoriming lines in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: abuses of the age
Versification: — four-line, monorhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 19
Transcription:
frenchipe is felounie
Manchipe is vileynie
Clergie is tresorie
& borwing is roberie
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: 5.