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NIMEV 3201.55
Sorrowfulhood of death that stands and waiteth thee
Four things of which to be mindful — two couplets translating ‘Mos tua mors domini fraus mundi gloria celi / Et dolor inferni sint meditanda tibi’ which precedes them in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: Cf. Walther (1969), no. 11275; bad key, no. 15210.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 98
Transcription:
Sorfulhed of detȝ þat stant an waitet þe
Reufulhed of cristes blod þat schad was on þe tre
Hidoused of helle fir þat brennet withouten ende
Blisfulhed of heuene lith þat mad is for mankende
Attributed Title: De Occupatcione (f. 98)
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: 30.