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DIMEV 6517
NIMEV 4077.55
While men and women wonen together
The seeds of lust — one proverbial couplet translating ‘Si cum viris femine habita[n]t incendiarium diaboli non deerit’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s preaching notebook
Note: Attributed to Jerome in the MS.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: proverbs; translations; lust
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 76v
Transcription:
Quil men & wemmen woniȝen togidere
Þe fendes brond sone comet þidere
Attributed Title: De Luxuria (f. 76v)
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: 21.