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NIMEV 2285.55
Ne bring thou not thyself too low
Warning against the pleasures of lust — four lines translating ‘Nulli confundi misera dulcedine mundi…’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Cf. Walther (1963), no. 11899a; Walther (1969), no. 17089.
Subjects: vanity, against worldly; lust; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 104v
Transcription:
Ne bring þu nouth þeself to lowe
With lust þat lestet but litel þrowe
For werdis lust doth heuene tine
& leth þe nexte weyȝe to pine
Attributed Title: De Peccato (f. 101v)
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: 31.