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DIMEV 274
NIMEV 146.55
Alas for sins that I have wrought
A sinner’s lament — two couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon book following ‘Quilibet peccator potest dicere Amen
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: laments, sinners’; sin
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 104v
Transcription:
A Allas for sennes þat I haue wrouth
M Merci iesu Pat hast me bouth
E Elp iesu an saue þu me
N Nede maket me criȝen to þe
Attributed Title: De Peccato (f.101v)
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: 32.