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DIMEV 6639
NIMEV 4146.66
Whoso will been rich and having
The price of wealth — one couplet translating ‘Nam qui diuites volunt fieri…’ (1 Tim. 6.9) which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Nam qui diuites volunt fieri…
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: wealth, dangers of; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 49
Transcription:
Wo so wile ben riche & hauing
He fallet in þe fendes fonding
Attributed Title: De Diuiciis (f. 48v)
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: 15.