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Conquer thy wyll
and subdue thy luste, 768 Pericles.
[sign. C. iiii. 6.)
strange to wise wyll appeare straunge. seke then to appeace, 776 Leades shame in a leace. Plato. wantes neuer trouble, 780 Isocra. his care doth double.
A hasty man is
always in trouble.
[sign. C. v.]
Envy no one. not hurtyng one an other. Seneca. contencion and enuie, 800 An ill body breeds of an euyll bodie. “ The harte full of enuie, Salomon. no pleasure nor ditie."
CHaritie seketh not
The fruites of charitie, loue, and pacience.
The Fruits of
Charity, dc. Cap. x. YHaritie seketh not that to her doth belonge, Charity seeketh
not her own, But paciently a-bydinge, sustainynge rather wronge; Not enuiynge, but bearinge with loue and pacience, — but bears
patiently. So noble is her nature, –
forgeuing all ofence. 814 [sign. C. v. B.] And loue doth moue the mynde to mercie,
Mercy. But malice againe
doth worke the contrarie. whiche in the wicked wyll euer beare stroke, 820 Pacience thee teacheth therof to beare the yoke.
forbearance. where pacience and loue
to-gether do dwell
824 All hate and debate, with malice, they expell.
Love incitez to
Patience teaches to lead thee to
and thence to
IN vaine take not
Pithagoras. Loue constant and faithfull, Pithagoras doth call 828
most principall. Plato. Plato doth speake
almoste in effecte 832 ' where loue is not,
no vertue is perfecte.' [sign. C. vi. Desire then god
to assiste thee with his grace Pray God to give thee Charity and Charitie to vse
and pacience to imbrace; Patience, These three folowinge
will thee instructe, 840 Virtue's School,
That to vertues schoole they wyll thee conducte,
And from vertues schoole to eternall blisse 844 Eternal Bliss.
where incessaunt ioie continually is. Against Swear A-gainge (80) the horrible vice of swearynge. ing.
Cap. xi. Take not God's
the name of god ;
848 name in vain, Swere not at all
for feare of his rod. or He will plague The house with plagues he threteneth to visit 852 [sign. C. vi. 6.] where othes are vsed : they shall not escape it.
Iuste are his iudgementes, and true is his worde, 856
And sharper then is a two edged sworde; Beware of His wherfore beware thou his heauy indignacion, 860 wrath, and live well in
And learne to lyue well in thy vocacion thy vocation. wherin that god
shall thee set or call ; 864
if it fortune to fall
From his wickednesse,
in vertue and goodnesse.
the name of god tearyng? It kindles God's Prouokynge his
and kyndlinge his wrath wrath against
Thee for to plauge, that geuinge the hath
the thynge that is euyl. Seneca. Senica doth councell thee all swerynge to refrayne,
Although great profite by it thou mighte gaine:
Pericles, whose wordes are manifeste and playne,
in no wise vse,
908 Never talk dirt. for to abuse. accumpte we shall For every word
we shall give render ;this sayinge to remember;— at the Day of at the generall daie
[sign. C. viii.) we shall speake or saie; shalbe most ioyfull, 920 againe as wofull. so shall we receaue,
All men I woulde
A-gainste the vice of lyinge.
Capitulo .xiii. To forge, to fayne,
to flater and lye, 944 Plato. Requiere diuerscollours with wordes fayre and slye, But the vtterauncc of truthe is so simple and playne
924 and be judged
according to our and mercy of god craue. with vs so straight 928 of so small waight, to feare and dreade, 932 Let lewd livers
then fear. if we haue leade. thou doe refrayne 936 Keep your tongue
from vain talking. that are moste vayne ;
[sign. C. viii. 6.] to goodnes applie, 940 Aristot. in vertuous studie.
To speak the
truth needs no That it nedeth no studie to forge or to fayne ; 950 study, therefore always wherfore saye truth, how euer stand the case, So shalte thou fynde
more fauour and 954 practise Vse truthe, and say truth, in that thou goest aboute, speak it.
For tyme of althinges the truthe wyll bringe out. [sign. D. i.) Shame is the rewarde For lying dewe; 960 Shame is the reward of lying. Then auoyde shame, and ytter wordes trewe.
A lyar by his lying this profet doth get, 964
That whan he saith truth no man wyll him credet; Always speak the Then let thy talke
with the truth
968 truth. And blamed for it
thou shalte neuer bee. Who can trust a Howe aie a man
a lyer ought truste? 972 But doubte his dedes, his woordes being vniuste. In tellyng of truth there lougeth no shame,
Where vttring of lyes deserueth much blame; If a lie saves you And though a lye
from stripes ye once saue, [sign. D. i. 6.] Thrise for that once
it wyll the desceue; 982 it deceives you
Truste then to truth, and neither forge nor fayne,
from liyng do refraine. 986
TA praier to be saide when thou
goest to bedde. God of mercy,
Mercifull god! heare this our requeste,
And graunte vnto vs this nighte quiet reste. 990 take us into Thy Into thy tuicoin,
oh lorde, do vs take ! Our bodies slepynge,
our myndes yet maie wake. Forgive us our Forgeue the offences this daye we haue wroughte
A-gainste thee and our in worde, dede, and neighbour
thoughte! 998 And graunte vs thy grace hense forth to flie sinne, (sign. D. i.) And that a newe lyfe we maie nowe beginne! Deliver us from Deliuer and defende vs this night from all euell, evil,
And from the daunger of our enemie, the diuell, whiche goeth a-boute sekyng his praie, 1008 And by his crafte
whom we maie betraie.
and our enemy the Devil.
Assiste vs, oh lorde, with thy holy sprite, 1012 Assist us
bothe now and alwaies ! ”
and ascribe all honour to Thee.
4 Ye fathers and mothers, so your children instructe Parents,
As maye them to grace and uertue conducte. 1038
5 Ye chyldren, lykewyse obey your parentes here; In all godlinesse
'[sign. D. iii.] Children,
6 Ye maisters, do you
Not lokynge what
the thynge that is righte Masters,
7 Ye seruauntes, applie
Doinge the same
busines and arte, in singlenesse of harte.
8 Ye husbandes, loue your wyues,
and with them dwell, All bitternesse set aparte,
vsing wordes gentell. 1054