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DIMEV 2801
NIMEV 1669.55
Jesu Christ and all mankind
On ingratitude — two couplets translating ‘Lex et natura Christus simul omnia iura / Dampnant ingratum plangung illum fore natum’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: ingratitude; aphorisms; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 69
Transcription:
Ihesu crist & almankende
Dampnen þe man þat is vnkende
& skil þat hat ben her aforn
Hat weiled þat euere was he born
Attributed Title: De Ingratitutdine (f. 68v)
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: 19.