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IMEV 468
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Be low and loving
Be Humble and Shrive Thee Oft — three couplets
Subjects: advice, moral; virtues; humility
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 64
Transcription:
Be lou & louende
Be meke & murnende
Þenk eyȝe and lok lowe
Be seldum sowen and litel knowe
Often scrif þe & go clene
& þan salt han blisse withouten wene
Attributed Title: De Humilitate (f. 64)
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: 18.