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DIMEV 561
NIMEV 325.11
As a clerk witnesseth of wisdom that can
The heart as master of the tongue — two couplets translating ‘Cor lingue capud est sicud uir femine…’ written to its left in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: tongue, advice concerning use of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 80
Transcription:
Als a clerk withnesset of wisdom þat can
Herte of tunge meister is as man of womman
Þat þe tunge no word speken ne sulde
But as þe herte assenteded & seyde þat he wolde
Attributed Title: De Lingua (f. 80)
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.