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He that is king of all lands
Corpus Christi’ — one quatrain (abab) translating ‘Rex sedet in mensa turba cinctus duodena’ which is written to its left in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: See Walther (1969), no. 16778.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Christ, body of; translations; Last Supper
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 43
Transcription:
He þat is king of alle londis
At soper sith among hem tuelue
Himself hat betuixen is hondis
He is þat mete þat fetȝ himselue
Attributed Title: De Corpore Christi (f. 42)
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: 12.