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DIMEV 4831
Short aren mens days
Life’s brevity — one couplet translating ‘Breues dies homis sunt numerus mensium, etc.’ (Job 14.5) written to the right of the Latin in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: transitoriness, of lif
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 86
Transcription:
Sort arn mennis dayȝes his monis ben told also
His termis ben iseetȝ þat he ne may ouergo
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: 23.