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NIMEV 1422.77
If prayer or meed
Death’s inevitability — one quatrain translating ‘Si prece vel precio potuisset Mors superare…’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: death; translations
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 87
Transcription:
ȝef preyȝer or mede
mith of detȝ maken meistre
Þoru preyȝere or mede
man of detȝ sulde be fre
Attributed Title: De Morte (f. 86)
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: 24.