Everyman: a moral play

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Fox, Duffield and company, 1903 - 43 pages
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It was okay. The book is so old that I accidentally pulled the corner off a piece of paper (DON'T TELL THE LIBRARY) and I think it's in "middle English"? so unlike old english it's readable buttt ... Read full review

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Page ix - Methinks, alas, that I must be gone To make my reckoning and my debts pay, For I see my time is nigh spent away. Take example, all ye that this do hear or see, How they that I loved best do forsake me Except my Good Deeds, that bideth truly.
Page 19 - To give a straight account general Before the highest Jupiter of all; And all my life I have had joy and pleasure in thee. Therefore I pray thee go with me, For, peradventure, thou...
Page 9 - Alas, I may well weep with sighs deep; Now have I no manner of company To help me in my journey, and me to keep; And also my writing is full unready. How shall I do now for to excuse me? I would to God I had never be gete! 5 To my soul a full great profit it had be; For now I fear pains huge and great.
Page 21 - What, weenest thou that I am thine? EVERYMAN. I had wend so. GOODS. Nay, Everyman, I say no; As for a while I was lent thee, A season thou hast had me in prosperity; My condition is man's soul to kill; If I save one, a thousand I do spill; Weenest thou that I will follow thee?
Page 4 - Lord, I will in the world go run over all, And cruelly outsearch both great and small ; Every man will I beset that liveth beastly Out of God's laws, and dreadeth not folly: He that loveth riches I will strike with my dart, His sight to blind, and from heaven to depart, Except that alms be his good friend, In hell for to dwell, world without end.
Page 5 - And look thou be sure of thy reckoning: For before God thou shalt answer, and show Thy many bad deeds and good but a few; How thou hast spent thy life, and in what wise, Before the chief lord of paradise.
Page xiii - MESSENGER. I pray you all give your audience, And hear this matter with reverence, By figure a moral play — The Summoning of Everyman called it is, That of our lives and ending shows How transitory we be all day.
Page 20 - I should come to that fearful answer. Up, let us go thither together. GOODS. Nay, not so, I am too brittle, I may not endure ; I will follow no man one foot, be ye sure. EVERYMAN. Alas, I have thee loved, and had great pleasure All my life-days on good and treasure. GOODS. That is to thy damnation without lesing, For my love is contrary to the love everlasting.
Page 19 - Jupiter of all; And all my life I have had joy and pleasure in thee. Therefore I pray thee go with me, For, peradventure, thou mayst before God Almighty My reckoning help to clean and purify; For it is said ever among. That money maketh all right that is wrong.
Page 26 - Now go we together lovingly, To Confession, that cleansing river. Everyman. For joy I weep; I would we were there; But, I pray you, give me cognition Where dwelleth that holy man, Confession.

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