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Never to yielden and ever to craven
Aphorism in John of Grimestone’s sermon book — one couplet
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 42, f. 67
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 32v
Transcription:
Neuere to ȝelden & euere to crauen
maket man fewe frendis to hauen
Note: Tullius de beneficiis’ (to side).
Attributed Title: De Cupiditate (f. 32 v)
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: 10.