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DIMEV 5822
NIMEV 3669.55
Thou fair flees that art me dear
Time as friend as foe — two couplets translating ‘O quam cara caro rationi consona raro’ which is written to the left of the English in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; time
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 154rb
Transcription:
Þu faire fles þat art me dere
Nou ar þu fo nou artu fere
Wan I þe fede as king of lond
I lese my time I ere þe sond
Attributed Title: De Tempore (f. 154)
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: 62.