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NIMEV 3751.88
To every praising is knit a knot
Praise comes with a price — two couplets in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: Cf. Chaucer, Parson’s Tale 10.493-4.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: praise
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 47v
Transcription:
To eueri preysing is knit a knot
Þe preysing wer good ne wer þe but
I ne woth neuere wer it may ben founde
Þat with sum but it is ibounde
Attributed Title: De Detraccione (f. 45v)
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: 13.