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That I wretch that sinful was
The vow of the penitent and the confessor’s reply — three couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: confession; dialogues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 37
Transcription:
Þat I wrecche þat senfujl was
Mouwe fynde merci & cum to gras
After þis day nou wil I blinne
fforwarde maken with dedli senne
Responsio confessoris
Hold forwarde & be stedefast
& þin is þe blisse þat euere sal lest
Attributed Title: De Confessione (f. 36v)
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: 11.