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DIMEV 2398
NIMEV 1427.44
If thou be rich and wise in lore
The fruits of pride — one quatrain translating ‘Si tibi copia si sapientia formaque detur’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: See Walther (1969), no. 17998.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; pride
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 143v
Transcription:
[ȝ]ef þu be riche & wys in lore
In tunge gracious
[Pri]de destruiȝet þis an more
For he is venimous
Note: Edge of page damaged.
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: 59.