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NIMEV 1637.99
It is full lightly I-born
De Obediencia — two couplets translating ‘Portatur leuiter quod portat quisque libenter’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: obedience
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 96
Transcription:
It is wol lithliche iborn
Þer good wil wilcomet beforn
Þat he doth aȝen his wil
It semet hard with rith an skil
Attributed Title: De Obediencia (f. 96)
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: 29.