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The foot of thy will be bound in the bond of chastity
The bonds of religious life — two couplets translating ‘Oportet enim quod / Pedes tue affeccionis stringantur vinculo castitatis’ which they precede in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: religious life, bonds of; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 134
Transcription:
Þe foot of þi wil be bounde in þe bond of chastete
Þe hond of þi werk be bounde in þe bond of charite
Þat þin heued of þi strengþe be bounde in þe bond of obedience
& þe nekke of þin owen wil be bounde in þe bond of pacience
Attributed Title: De Religione (f. 134)
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: 58.