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IMEV 517.5
NIMEV 517.5
Beware man I come as thief
A tag in John Grimestone’s sermon notes — one couplet
Note: Cf. Owst (1933), 532.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Christ, warnings to man
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 86v
Transcription:
Be war man I come as þef
To reuen þi life þat is þe lef
Attributed Title: De Murmuracione (f. 85v)
Editions:
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 337.
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 23.