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NIMEV 4219.55
Words been so knit with sin
Sin and speech go together — two couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: tongue, destructive power of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 46v
Transcription:
Wordes ben so knit with sinne
Tis strong to knowen a þouth withinne
Go to treuthe & dem orith
Þat senne hat tunge & hertis mith
Attributed Title: De Decepcione (f. 46v)
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: 14.