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Pecunia maketh wrong right
On the power of money, in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook — two couplets
Note: Cf. Whiting (1968), M630.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: money
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 14
Transcription:
Pecunia maket wrong rith
maket day nith
maket frend fo
maket wele wo
Attributed Title: De Auaricia (f. 14)
Editions:
Owst, Gerald Robert. Literature and Pulpit in Medieval England. Cambridge: UP, 1933: 317.
Whiting, Bartlett Jere. Proverbs, Sentences, and Proverbial Phrases from English Writings Mainly before 1500. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1968: M630.