Reliquiae Antiquae; Scraps from Ancient Manuscripts, Illustrating Chiefly Early English Literature and the English Language Volume 2

Reliquiae Antiquae; Scraps from Ancient Manuscripts, Illustrating Chiefly Early English Literature and the English Language Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the holes extend, Then the nayles dreffyn in and of the blude dropes Ran owt so plentuosly, his wille it was to spend, Alle his precios blude mannes sor tille amend, Withowt complent he suffert the nayles and the spere, But gretist payn that he had was for his moder dere. He sufferd patiently, To be betrayed unkindly, To be accusid falsly, To be intreytid cruelly, si To be scornynd most dedenynglye, To be juged wrangfully, To be dampnyt to deth dolfully, With other paynes sere! To be crucified piteosly, To be woundid universally, With scourges, nayles, and spere. ffor thes causes he wald be born of a maid most obedient, Now the gret rawnsom is paied which was requirid, flbr redemptioun of man of the fader omnipotent, The tyme of desolation is now expirid, The tyme of grace is commen so longe of us desirid, Hevyn zeates so longe closid for gret syn, Our Saveyour gafe yow the keyes to open and to lat in, He knew welle for his deth we shuld be afrayed, And therfor ose ze remembere he told us afore, His Godhed saw welle that we shuld be dismaid, Of his resurrectioun he comfortid us therfore, He saide he shuld arise and live everemore, This is the thride daye, therfor dowt nothinge, But shortly we shalle here of his gloriose uprisinge. Brother, I wold tarrye with yow longe here, But nedes I must go to the virgyn mylde, Most sorowfulle is hir hart, most hevy is hir chere, Alle joye and comfurthe from hir is exilde! Alle hir rememberance is of hir dere childe! My master assignyt me to gyve hir attendance, -And that is my dewtye with alle humblye observaunce. Hir sorow increacyse aye, As welle nyght os daye, In most piteose araye, flbr I dar say suerlye, Sen hir son was betrayed, And in his grave layde, The maid hase me dismaide, ifor sorow..show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917650
  • 9781236917652