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The thing that thou might leesen clepeth not thine own
Four lines translating: ‘Nil tuum dixeris quod potes perderis’, etc. in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; mortality
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 15
First Lines:
þe þing þat þu mauth lesen clepet nouth þin owen
Lift vpward þin herte heuene for to knowen…
Last Lines:
…þat þe werd þe leuit he rolit it aȝen
þo þat þe werd despiset blissed sulen þei ben
Attributed Title: De Auaricia (f. 14)
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: 4.