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DIMEV 2422
NIMEV 1439.22
If thy goods will it been thine
On worldly goods — one proverbial couplet translating ‘Da tua dum tua sunt: post mortem tunc tua non sunt’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Note: Cf. Whiting (1968), M59, not noting this example.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; possessions, worldly
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 49
Transcription:
ȝef þi godis wil it ben þine
Þat after þi detȝ þu haue no pine
Attributed Title: De Diuiciis (f. 48v)
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: 15.