The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
To every praising is knit a knot
Praise comes with a price — two couplets in John Grimestone’s
Note: Cf. Chaucer, Parson’s Tale 10.493-4.
Author(s): John Grimestone
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21
, f. 47v
To eueri preysing is knit a knot
Þe preysing wer good ne wer
I ne woth neuere wer it may ben founde
Þat with sum but
it is ibounde
Attributed Title: De Detraccione (f. 45v)
A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s
Medium Ævum Monographs
n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 13.