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Man weeneth ever for to liven
Admonition to prepare for Death — a quatrain translating ‘Vir vitam querit non sentit quod morietur / Morti sternetur sic homo falsus erit’ which preceds it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: death, approach of; translations
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 87v
Transcription:
Man wenit euere for toliuen
He þinket nouth þat he sal deyȝe
Þoru det adoun he sal ben driuen
& ben begiled in is eyȝe
Attributed Title: De Morte (f. 86)
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: 25.