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DIMEV 5527
IMEV 3500
NIMEV 3500
The wise heart and understanding
Paraphrase of Ecclesiasticus iii. 32, in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook — a couplet
Note: Together with 5550 and 387 which also paraphrase lines of Ecclesiasticus iii.32.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: scripture texts, paraphrases
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 12
Transcription:
Þe wise herte & understondingge
al kepen him selue fro senningge
Attributed Title: De Abstinencia (f. 12)
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: 3.