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Worlds bliss maketh me blind
On greed — four couplets in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Cf. , W671; see also 3171.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: vanity, against worldly; sins, deadly
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 15
First Lines:
Werdis blisse maket me blind
þat of my det I make no mynd…
Last Lines:
…þis werdis blisse is nouth trewe
ffor after liking it maket to rewe
Attributed Title: De Auaricia (f. 14)
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: 4.