Confessio Amantis, Or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins
The book Confessio Amantis, Or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins was written by author Gower, John, 1325?-1408 Here you can read free online of Confessio Amantis, Or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins book, rate and share your impressions in comments. If you don't know what to write, just answer the question: Why is Confessio Amantis, Or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins a good or bad book?
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And if hire list to ride in Char, And thanne I mai therof be war, Anon I schape me to ryde Riht evene be the Chares side; And as I mai, I speke among, And otherwhile I singe a song, 1210 Which Ovide in his bokes made, And seide, "O whiche sorwes glade, O which wofull prosperite Belongeth to the proprete Of love, who so wole him serve] And yit therfro mai noman swerve, That he ne mot his lawe obeie. " And thus I ryde forth mi weie, And am riht besi overal With herte and with mi body al, 1220 As ...I have said you hier tofore. My goode fader, tell therfore, Of Ydelnesse if I have gilt. Mi Sone, bot thou telle wilt Oght elles than I mai now hiere, Thou schalt have no penance hiere. And natheles a man mai se, How now adayes that ther be Ful manye of suche hertes slowe, That wol noght besien hem to knowe 1230 What thing love is, til ate laste, That he with strengthe hem overcaste, That malgre hem thei mote obeie And don al ydelschipe aweie, To serve wel and besiliche. Bot, Sone, thou art non of swiche, For love schal the wel excuse: Bot otherwise, if thou refuse To love, thou miht so per cas Ben ydel, as somtime was 1240 A kinges dowhter unavised, Til that Cupide hire hath chastised: Wherof thou schalt a tale hiere Acordant unto this matiere.