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If thou givest him eaten enough then must him sleepen
On the slothful man — two couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: precepts; sins, deadly
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 16
Transcription:
ȝef þu ȝeuest him eten inou þanne must him slepen
ȝef þu ȝeuest him hunger þannewil he wepen
ȝef þu ȝeuest him richesse þanne wil he rote
& ȝef þu ȝef him pouerte þan can he don no note
Attributed Title: De Accidia (f. 16)
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: 5.