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If thou seekest love and wilt Him find
Holiness the Road to Love and Honor — three couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 152
Transcription:
ȝef þu sekest loue & wilt him finde
In holinesse þi life þu binde
ȝef þu wilt han worchipe þat may neuere slake
Holinesse fast hold and senne þu forsake
ȝef þu wilt ben dred & men toþe luten
Holinesse euere hold withinnen & eek withouten
Note: Each couplet connected with a red line to the caption in the Latin preface which precedes the text.
Attributed Title: De Sanctitate (f. 152)
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: 61.