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Charity is bright of word
The Sixteen Points of Charity — eight couplets paraphrasing I Cor.13:4-8 in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Note: Caritas paciens est, beningna est, etc. written to right.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: charity; paraphrases; scripture texts, paraphrases
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 33v
First Lines:
Charite is brithe of word
Charite is milde of mod…
Last Lines:
…Charite suffret alle þingge
Charite lestet withouten endingge
Attributed Title: De Caritate (f. 33v)
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: 10-11.