William Langland

William Langland

The Spirit of Justice is the single most important seed Piers planted; if you don't live by its teaching, your chance of salvation is nil. Unless Conscience and the Cardinal Virtues form the food that people live on, just take my word for it, they're utterly lost - every single living soul among them!More William Langland quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
First impressions of mediaeval life are usually coloured by the courtly romances of Malory and his later refiners. Chaucer brings us down to reality, but his people belong to a prosperous middle-class world, on holiday and in holiday mood. Piers Plowman stands alone as a revelation of the ignorance and misery of the lower classes, whose multiplied grievances came to a head in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.More William Langland quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But all the wickedness in the world which man may do or think is no more to the mercy of God than a live coal dropped in the sea.More William Langland quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a somer seson, whan softe was the sonne, I shoop me into shroudes as I a sheep were, In habite an heremite unholy of werkes, Went wide in this world wondres to here.More William Langland quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I kan noght parfitly my Paternoster as the preest it syngeth,But I kan rymes of Robyn Hood and Randolf Erl of Chestre.More William Langland quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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