Filed under Epigrams, Medieval
Tagged as charity, chastity, faith, grace, holiness, holy living, hypocrisy, integrity, langland, love, piers, plowman, works
“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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