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CONFESSIO AMANTIS

GOWER'S CONFESSION OF A LOVER

IN THREE VOLUMES

VOL. III.

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... SIISWICK BRESSI ---PRINTED BY S. WHITTINGHAMTooke cowar; .

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Eft gula, que noftrum maculavit prima parentem

Ex vetito pomo, quo dolet omnis homo
Hec agit, ut corpus anime contraria fpirat,

Quo caro fit crassa, Spiritus atque macer.
Intus et exterius si que virtutis habentur,

Potibus ebrietas conviciata ruit.
Merfa fopore labis, que Bachus inebriat hofpes,

Indignata Venus ofcula raro premit.

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S|HE grete sinne originall, Hic in fexto libro

tractare intendit de Which every man in gen illo capitali vicio, eral [venimed. quod gula dicitur,

nec non et de eiufa Upon his birth hath en- dem duabus fo

lummodo fpecieIn paradis it was mis- bus, videlicet ebri

etate et delicacia, timed,

ex quibus humane

concupiscencie obWhan Adam of thilke appel bote,

lectamentum ha

bundancius augHis swete morcel was to hote, Which dedly made the mankinde. And in the bokes as I finde This vice, which so out of reule Hath set us all, is cleped gule,

mentatur.

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