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DIMEV 2691
Is a robber of rents and lands
The fruits of lust — two couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: lust; sins, deadly
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 79v
Transcription:
Is a robour of rentis & londis
It is a prisoun of stronge bondis
It is a front of sorwe & care
& it is a swerd þat wil nout spare
Attributed Title: De Luxuria (f. 76v)
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: 21.