This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... satcula saiculorum. Amen' If for spiritu sancto we substitute filio, we have the true Latin ending of Reason's sermon in full. To ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... satcula saiculorum. Amen' If for spiritu sancto we substitute filio, we have the true Latin ending of Reason's sermon in full. To it, however, the preacher adds a pious wish for the welfare of those who follow his advice. Compare--'And whan this frere had sayd al his entent, With qui cum patre forth his way he went.' Chaucer, Somp. Tale, 25. 61. 'Then ran Repentance, and repeated Reason's theme, and made Will weep water with his eyes.' Will means the author himself, who calls himself Will in many other places, in the same off-hand manner. 62. Superbia. One of the commonest of subjects in old authors is a description of the Seven Deadly Sins. See Chaucer's Persones Tale, pasiim; an anonymous poem called ' Gyf me lysens to lyue in Ease, ' and a poem of The Mirror of the Periods of Man's Life, both edited for the Early English Text Society by Mr. Furnivall, the first in Political, Religious, and Love Poems, p. 215; the second in Hymns to the Virgin and Christ, p. 58. In these, the opposttes of the sins are given, as here enumerated. (1) Superbia, Pride; opposed to Humilitas, Humility. (2) Luxuria, Lechery; Caslitas, Chastity. (3) Jnvidia, Envy; Caritas, Love. (4) Ira, Anger; Patientia, Patience. (5) Avaritia, Coveitise or Covetousness; Eleemosyna, Largeness or Bounty. (6) Gula, Gluttony; Abstinentia, Abstinence, Measure, or Moderation. (7) Accidia, Sloth; Vigilantia, Business. Our author himself supplies names for the opposites, in Pass. v. ll. 629-632; but he puts Pees for the opposite of Anger, and Patience for that of Sloth. Of all the Seven Sins, Pride is the chief, and the root and spring of the rest. It is expressed in Shakespeare by ambition: --'Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition; By that sin fell the angels.' Henry VIII, iii. 2, 441....Read Less
Good. Pencil highlighting/notes to some text. Inscribed-not by author. No dustjacket. Some foxing to edges & ends. Some wear/marking to cover. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
Good in None jacket. 2 Volume Set. Not an E-Book or facsimile edition! Ex-library markings include stamps/labels/card pocket; 628 & 484 pp. Green embossed cloth, gilt titles at spines, 8vo. cloth shows rubbing, bumped at corners and head and foot of spine; few bumps to lower edges of boards; binding slightly cocked; bookplate at both paste-downs, small pencil marks fly leaves, browning to page edges and free pages; otherwise contents clean: text is bright and unmarked. Sound bindings. 8vo. international orders will require extra shipping; Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available.
Very Good. No Jacket. 2 volume set: 628 & 484 pp. Published 1886. Hardcovers, blue embossed cloth, gilt titles at spines, 8vo. Very Good copies: cloth shows light rubbing, shallow chips at corners and head and foot of spine; few bumps to lower edges of boards. Volume 1 shows light staining at spine, otherwise gilt titles bright and complete. Minor toning of text blocks, due to age: bookplate at both pastedowns, small owner's signature at fly leaves, otherwise contents clean: text is bright and unmarked. Sound bindings. 8vo.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1893. 216 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth covered boards. Pages lightly tanned with foxing to endpapers and text block edge. Inscription to front end paper. Moderate edge wear, tanning and soiling to boards with heavy corner and edge bumping. Fraying to head and foot of spine.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. Inscriptions throughout. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, With owner's inscription inside cover. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket.
1. pp. 211. Physical description. : xlvii, , 211 p.; 18 cm. Notes: Series title also at head of t. -p. Subject: Langland, William, 1330? -1400? . -Piers Plowman Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages-Poetry. Series: Clarendon Press series. Notes: 16 pages of publisher's catalogue at rear of book. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth with blind-tooled stamp to front and rear boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.
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