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It strengtheth man in his fighting
The benefits of Corpus Christi — two quatrains in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Christ, body of; Eucharist
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 43
Transcription:
It strengþit man in is fiting
Aȝenis felle fon
It fillit man in is eting
With graces mani on
It helit man of is seknesse
& kepit him fro deyȝing
It bringet man to gret suetnesse
& to ioyȝe withouten ending
Note: Preceded by ‘Effectus corpus Christi digne sumentibus’.
Attributed Title: De Corpus Christi (f. 42)
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: 13.