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DIMEV 6848
NIMEV 4264.33
Ye that willen heaven win
Avoid fornication — one couplet translating ‘Abstineatis vos ab omni fornicatione’ (1 Thess. 4.3) which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: scripture, Engl. trans. of; advice, spiritual; translations; fornication
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 77
Transcription:
Ȝe þat wilen heuene winne
Withdrau ȝou fro flesli senne
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.