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DIMEV 977
NIMEV 596.55
Children been little bright and sheen and eath for to fillen
Characteristics of children — one couplet translating ‘Sicut pueri parui, puri, paruo saciati / Ludunt conformes, cito dant, cito pacificantur’, which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notes
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: translations; children
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 38v
Transcription:
Children ben litel brith & schene & eþe for to fillen
Suetliche pleyȝende fre of ȝifte & eþe for to stillen
Attributed Title: Ded Condicione Puerorum (f. 38v)
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: 11.