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Many years been I-went / sithen truth out of land is lent
Against flatterers, paraphrasing Latin verses: Multis annis iam transactis nulla fides in pactis — one quatrain to the right in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: For the same Latin see 2006; and see Walther (1963), no.15497; Walther (1969), no. 11396.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: paraphrases; flatterers, against
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 46v
Transcription:
Manie ȝeres ben iwent
Siþen treuthe outȝ of londe is lent
ffaire wordis & wikke dede
Begilen man in al is nede
Attributed Title: De Deceptione (f. 46v)
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: 14.