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I ne wot what is love
Nescio quid sit amor — two quatrains (abab) in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook translating four Latin lines
Author(s): John Grimestone
Title(s): Nescio quid sit amor
Subjects: love, divine and human; translations
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 17v
First Lines:
I ne wot quat is loue
Ne i neloue ne louede nouth…
Last Lines:
…But wol i wot wo so louet
Reste hauet he non
Attributed Title: De Amore Dei (f. 17v)
Editions:
Owst, Gerald Robert. Literature and Pulpit in Medieval England. Cambridge: UP, 1933: 21.
Utley, Francis Lee. The Crooked Rib. Ohio State Contributions in Language and Literature 10. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 1944: 31.