The Ancient Poem of Guillaume de Guileville, Entitled Le Pelerinage de L'Homme, Compared with the Pilgrim's Progress of John Bunyan

The Ancient Poem of Guillaume de Guileville, Entitled Le Pelerinage de L'Homme, Compared with the Pilgrim's Progress of John Bunyan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...mercy So that I do no more amyss Now good lord thow grante thys Thus I maken hem crye offte And with thys hammer I made foffte Seyn petrys hert and yt to brak That yt wente al vnto crak Wych ffyrst was hard as any ston But I made yt nesshe d anoon Whan he hys maystee ffyrst forfook But whan I the hammer took I smet hym fo with repentaunce e And made hym nesshe with penaunce That the jows of hys wepyng' Yssede out in compleynyng Off verray forewe and bitternesse He felt theroff fo gret dystresse In hys greuous hertly g peyne And alfo Mary Mawgdelegne h With thys hamer I sinot fo That hyr herte I rooff atwo Wych was sulhard with synnes old But wt strokys manyfold I made hyr tender yt ys no doute That the terys yssede oute Repentance adds that the heart of man' resembles an earthen vessel sull of loathfome corruption; this vessel must be broken in pieces, for it is not sufficient to look upon sin in the abstract, but each particular sin must be done away with. There is alfo a worm contained therein, called the " worm of conscience." None could endure to live gnawed by the fangs of remorse were not the hammer of contrition capable of destroying it. Repentance thus explains the use of the broom, k saying, " In the house of which Grace is the mistress, and I the attendant, there are six doors; five 1 of admission: ' La porte dodorer, doyt ou descouter, Du goust, du tast, et du regard.' " By all these sin can enter; fo if I were to turn my broom in their direction my labour would be lost; but the sixth is the single outlet for transgression: ' Cest la bouche au pauvre pecheur.' ' Thys gate ys called the mouth of man.' " Towards this door I employ my broom to sweep, heap up and clean. ' Et mon balay si est ma langue Et mon surgon...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542258
  • 9781236542250