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DIMEV 5544
Them that been naked give clothing
On works of mercy — three couplets explicating ‘Vestire nudos…’ which is written to the left in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 84v
Transcription:
Hem þat ben naked ȝif cloþing
Hem þat ben hungri ȝef feding
Make hem beddis þat hauet nouth
& visite þat ben in seknesse brouth
Mak pes þer is wrethe an fith
[…]
Note: Incomplete; margin shaved.
Attributed Title: De Misericordia (f. 84v)
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: 22.