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DIMEV 4787
IMEV 3078.5
NIMEV 3078.5
Say now man what thinketh thou
A cross-rhymed quatrain translating, ‘Dic homo quid speres…’, which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: See Walther (1969), no. 4363; Walther (1963), no. 5559.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: mortality
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 87v
Transcription:
Sey nou man quat þinkest þu
Þat hast þis werd to wille
Þou al þis werd wer þin rith nou
A litel herde sal þe fulfille
Attributed Title: De Morte (f. 86)
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: 26.