The Vision and the Creed of Piers Ploughman

The Vision and the Creed of Piers Ploughman

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...shryven som tyme, But if siknesse it make, Nought twyes in two yer, 3315 And thanne up gesse I shryve me. "I have be preest and parson Passynge thritty wynter, And yet can I neyther solne ne Ne seintes lyves rede; synge, But I kan fynden in a feld, Or in a furlang, an hare, Bettre than in Beatus vir, Or in Beati omnes, Construe oon clause wel And kenne it to my parisshens. I kan holde love-dayes, And here a reves rekenyng;Ac in canon nor in decretals I kan noght rede a lyne. "If I bigge and borwe aught, But if it be y-tailed, I foryete it as yerne;And if men me it axe Sixe sithes or sevene, I forsake it with othes;And thus tene I trewe men Ten hundred tymes. . "And my servauntz som tyme Hir salarie is bi-hynde; Ruthe it is to here the rekenyng, Whan we shul rede acountes. So with wikked wil and wrathe My werkmen I paye. "If any man dooth me a bienfait, Or helpeth me at nede, I am unkynde ayeins curteisie, And kan nought understounden it; For I have and have had 3341 Som del haukes maneres, I am noght lured with love, thombe. But ther ligge aught under the "The kyndenesse that myn even Kidde me fernyere, cristene Sixty sithes I Sleuthe Have foryete it siththe. In speche and in sparynge of speche Y-spilt many a tyme Bothe flessh and fissh, And manye othere vitailles, Both bred and ale, Buttre, melk, and chese, For-sleuthed in my service Til it myghte serve no man. "I ran aboute in youthe, And yaf me naught to lerne, And evere siththe have I be beggere For my foule sleuthe. Heu michi! quia sterilem vitam duxi juvenilem." Repentaunce; "Repentedestow noght?" quod And right with that he swowned, Til Vigilate the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236746376
  • 9781236746375