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What heileth a man why is he proud [Wat heylet man qui is he prud]
On the Vanity of Mortal Life, in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook — six couplets
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: vanity, against worldly; pride
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 144v
First Lines:
Wat heylet man qui is he prud
Wat ned hat he of riche scrud…
Last Lines:
…Þus solen we turnen child an man
In puder of herde an be no man
Note: De Superbia (f. 143v)
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: 60.