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The slow man is but a dry tree that no fruit will bearen
A triplet on the slothful man in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: sins, deadly; advice, moral; sloth
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 16
Transcription:
þe slauwe man is but a driȝe tre þat no froit wil beren
Of al is time in þis werld at þe dom he sal ansueren
& afterward han helle pine but penance mou him weren
Attributed Title: De Accidia (f. 16)
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: 5.