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Review: Everyman: A Moral PlayUser Review - Silver - Goodreads
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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abide Almighty art thou availeth bear me company Beat!j Beatfj Yea Beauty Berts Everyman blessed blessed sacraments comfort commandment counsel Cousin Everyman day of doom Death Discretion Everyman English Drama evermore Everyman called extreme unction fain fair spake faith farewell fast fear Fellowship Five Wits fleeth save forsake thee friends and kinsmen Full unready give a strait give thee go thither God's gone Gramercy grave hast thou hath forsaken hear heart heavenly sphere hell hither holy IBbergman ISbergman journey Knowledge lEbergman lechery lenger respite let us go liveth living Lord maketh mercy merry mind MORAL PLAY never pain pray thee priest priesthood promised receive Saint Charity Saint John save Good Deeds Sbersman scourge of penance Sith sorrow soul's Staeesman Steersman Strength tarried thou art thou hast thou mayest thou shalt Thy reckoning truly Trust me verily voyage weep whole and sound yonder
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 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.