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IMEV 2762
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Poor and hungry that han need
Verses on who shall have the bliss of Heaven — two couplets translating ‘Pauper et esuriens mitis mundus miseratus’ (Matt. 5.3-10), which precedes it in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: Cf. 858.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; heaven, joys of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 25
Transcription:
Pore & hungri þat han nede
Debonere chaste and reuful man
Pesible & wo for her m;isdede
Þese solen þe blisse of heuene han
Attributed Title: De Beatitudine (f. 25
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: 8.