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DIMEV 5437
NIMEV 3448.55
The poor man overall lieth still
On poverty — one couplet translating ‘Pauper vbique iacet dum sua bursa tacet’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: poverty; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 112
Transcription:
Þe pore man oueral litȝ stille
Quil is pours is nouth at is wille
Attributed Title: De Paupertate (f. 112)
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: 32.