The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Tell not thy friend all that thou wost
Warning against telling all one knows, in John Grimestone’s sermon
— a single stanza of eight lines
Note: Cf. bad key, F635.
Subjects: speech, advice concerning
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21
, f. 2rb
Tel nouth þi frend al [þat þu wost]
or it cum to e[ ]…
…þat þu ne þornouth seþ [ ]
þu gost or wakst [ ]
Note: The endings of all the lines are defective.
A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s
Medium Ævum Monographs
n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 1.