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DIMEV 1663
NIMEV 1014.33
Great heaviness of blood
On pride — two couplets translating ‘Nobilitas generis, prelacio copia rerum’, which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Cf. Walther (1969) no. 11859.
Subjects: pride; sins, deadly; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 146ra
Transcription:
Gret heynesse of blod
Richesse & wele of good
Of bodi & soule mith
Mani man makt prud in is owen sith
Attributed Title: De Superbia (f. 143v)
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: 60.