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DIMEV 3037
NIMEV 1843.88
Law and lose and rich
On oaths — one couplet translating ‘Lex et fama fies deuerencia caucio dampni / Defectus veri tibi dant iurare licenter’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 70v
Transcription:
Lawe an los & rich worchipe & of lore drede
& defaute of rith maket man to sueren in nede
Attributed Title: De Iuramento (f. 70v)
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: 20.