Vices and Virtues; Being a Soul's Confession of Its Sins with Reason's Description of the Virtues

Vices and Virtues; Being a Soul's Confession of Its Sins with Reason's Description of the Virtues : A Middle-English Dialogue of about 1200 A.D.

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...God's house. It cannot sufi'_er any uncleanness in God's temple, neither beneath in thy body, nor above in thy soul, neither in thoughts--for it knows well that thoughts are more open before God than speeches are before man---nor can it suffer aught of foul speeches---for it knows that God hears them and mislikes them all---nor can it dwell near to evil works, for God bids to shun them. lllunclamini qui fertis vasa Domini, ' Make yourselves clean who bear God's vessels!' Cleanse thy heart, because it ought to be God's vessel. One shall bear in waren arrer gedett on his herte. Hier of sade godd: Die tu iniquitates tuas, ut iustificeris, 'Sei on pine unrihtwisnesses; if on wilt bien irihtwisedl.' Herof sade sanetus Avgustinus: Qui per uos peccatis, per uos erubescatis, '3ie oe senegin be 4;ew seluen, doo scame;ew seluen. And wite;ie to sooe oat ilke scame is on lott of oare forgifnesse.' Fit enim ueniale per confessionem, quod criminals fuerat per operacionem, 'Hit is forgiuenliche senne ourh andettednesse oe was arrer heaued-senne 8 ourh weorke.' Ac hit behoueo oat hie bie wiel (h)lutter, and oat oar ne bie forholen non atter. Hier of sade oe profete: Confitemini domino, quoniam bonus, 'Andettio gewer sennen, ' he sade, ' goddalmihtin, for oan oe he is god 2, for oan his mildsce is 12 hier on world.' Se oe her godes mildsce ne begett, ne wuro hie him naure mo ealles hwer. We findeo on oe hali write oat gif mann ware firliche 3 uppen (h)is deaoe, and he prest ne mihte habben, andette his sennen him oe ware necst him, and he scolde I6 habben mildsce, bute;if hit ware oat he oane prest forhowede; oooer 3if he ware all hone, oanne most he to godd...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857526
  • 9781236857521