Die Erzählung des pfarrers in Chaucer's Canterbury-geschichten: und die Somme de vices et de vertus des frère Lorens ...

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C. Friese, 1882 - 66 pages
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Page 5 - Now it is bihovely thing to telle whiche ben dedly synnes, that is to sayn, chiveteyns of synnes ; for as moche as alle thay renne in oon loos, but in divers maners. Now ben thay cleped chiveteyns, for als moche as thay ben chief and springers of all othere synnes. The roote of these seven synnes thanne is pride, the general symie and roote of alle harmes. For of this roote springen general braunches ; as ire, envye, accidie or sleuthe, avarice or coveitise (to commune understondynge), glotonye,...
Page 1 - The original text may be read in Cottonian Ms. Cleop. A. v.] I cannot recommend it as a very entertaining or edifying performance at this day ; but the Reader will be pleased to remember, in excuse...
Page 6 - And yit is ther a prive spice of pride, that wayteth first to be saluet er he saliewe, al be he lasse worth than that other is, paradventure ; and eek wayteth or desireth to sitte above him, or to go above him in the way, or kisse the pax, or ben encensed, or gon to the offringe biforn his neighebore...
Page 18 - V fuelles: 1. de ces flateors que quant il voient que cil ou cele qu'il voelent chuer a blen dit ou que il ait bien fait, tantost le dient a lui meismes, — 2. quant les petiz biens que lor enfant qu'il alaitent fait ou dit, il croissent e doublent e ajoustent (2).
Page 10 - After pride now wol I speke of the foule synne of envye, which that is, as by the word of the philosophre, sorwe of other mennes prosperite ; and after the word of seint Austyn, is it sorwe of other mennes wele, and joye of other mennes harm. This foule synne is platly agayns the Holy Gost. Al be it so, that every synne is agayn the Holy Gost, yit natheles, for as moche as bounte aperteyneth proprely to the Holy Gost, and envye proprely is malice, therfore is it proprely agayns the bounte of the...
Page 10 - Ther is first sorwe of other mennes goodnes and of her prosperite ; and prosperite is kyndely matier of joye ; thanne is envye a synne agayns kynde. The secounde spice of envye is joye of other mennes harm ; and that is proprely lik to the devyl, that ever rejoyeth him of mennes harm. Of these tuo spices cometh...
Page 50 - The secounde partye of penitence is confessioun, that is, signe of contricioun. Now schul ye understonde what is confessioun ; and whethir it oughte needes be doon or noon ; and whiche thinges ben convenable to verray confessioun. First schalt thou understonde, that confessioun is verrey schewyng of synnes to the prest ; this is to sayn verray, for he moot schewe him of alle the condiciouns that ben longynge to his synne, as ferforth as he can ; al mot be sayd, and nought excused, ne hyd, ne forwrappid...
Page 20 - Salomon saith, that flaterie is worse than detraccioun ; for som tyme detraccioun makith an hawteyn man be the more humble, for he dredith detraccioun, but certes flaterie makith a man to enhaunsen his hert and his countenaunce. Flaterers ben the develes enchauntours, for thay...
Page 1 - ... space; and indeed the person, knowing probably how much time he had good, seems to have paid not the least regard to his admonition ; for his tale, if it may be so called, is twice as long as any of the others. It is entitled in some MSS. fTractatus de Pasnitentia, pro fabula, ut dicitur, Rectoris ; and I much suspect that it is a translation of some such treatise.
Page 37 - Of this breking cometh eek ofte tyme that folk unwar wedden or synnen with her kynrede; and namely these harlottis, that haunten bordels of these foule wommen, that mowe be likened to a comune gonge, where as men purgen her entrayles of her ordure. What saye we eke of putours...

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