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If thou wilt been strong in fight
Think on Christ — two couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: devotional verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 119
Transcription:
ȝef þu wilt ben strong in fith
An fornemen þe deuel is mith
Þenk hou loue dede crist to deyȝe
On cros mankende for to biȝe
Attributed Title: De Passione (f. 117)
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: 36.