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Spear and cross nail death and thorn
Christ speaks of his sufferings — one couplet translating ‘Lancea crux claui mors spine quam toilleraui’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: Walther (1969), no. 10100; Walther (1963), no. 13434a.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; Christ, sufferings of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 118v
Transcription:
Spere & cros nail detȝ & þorn
Schewen hou i bouthte man þat was forlon
Attributed Title: De Passione Christi (f. 117)
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: 33.