Epigram No. 2

Chastity
unwed to Charity
begets Hypocrisy
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  1. “For Jamys the gentyl jugyd in his bokys,
    That feyth witout fet is febelere than noughth,
    And ded as a dorenayl, but yif the dede folwe.
    Chastite without cheryte worth schryned in helle;”

    — Langland, Piers Plowman

    (For James the noble declared in his books,
    That faith without deed is weaker than nothing,
    And dead as a doornail, unless the deed follows.
    Chastity without charity deserves to be enshrined in hell)

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