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NIMEV 3168.77
Softly sin ginneth in wind
Sin is like a snake — one couplet translating ‘Ingreditur blande set in nouissimo mordebat vt colub[er]’ (Prov. 23.31-2) which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; sin
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 79v
Transcription:
Softeliche senne gennet in wende
But it bitet as a neddere at þe ende
Attributed Title: De Luxuria (f. 76v)
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: 21.