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线娱金沙It is no disgrace to them to be Gowty; because when other men knowit not, they alledge, that strict fasting, feeding on grosse Meates(though never so little,) continuall studying, and such likerestraints from the bodies freer exercise, maketh them subject to manyinfirmities. And yet, when any one of them chanceth to fall sicke, thePhysitian must minister no such counsell to them, as Chastity,Abstinence from voluptuous meats, Discipline of the body, or any ofthose matters appertaining to a modest religious life. For, concerningthe plaine, vulgar, and Plebeian people, these holy Fathers areperswaded, that they know nothing really belonging to asanctimonious life; as long watching, praying, discipline and fasting,which (in themselves) are not able, to make men look leane,wretched, and pale. Because Saint Dominicke, Saint Fraunces, anddivers other holy Saints beside, observed the selfesame religiousorders and constitutions, as now their carefull successors do.Moreover, in example of those fore-named Saints, who went welcloathed, though they had not three Garments for one, nor made ofthe finest Woollen excellent cloath: but rather of the very coarsestof all other, and of the common ordinary colour, to expell cold onely,but not to appear brave or gallant, deceyving thereby infinitesimple credulous soules, whose purses (neverthelesse) are their bestpay-masters.金沙会在线娱乐线娱金沙But leave we this, and returne wee backe to vertuous FryarReynard, who falling again& to his former appetites; became an oftenvisitant of his Gossip Agnesia, and now hee had learned such ablushlesse kinde of boldnesse; that he durst be more instant withher (concerning his privie sute) then ever formerly he had bin, yeaeven to solicite the enjoying of his immodest desires. The goodGentlewoman, seeing her selfe so importunately pursued, and FriarReynard appearing now (perhappes) of sweeter and more delicatecomplexion, the at his entrance into Religion: at a set time of hissecret communing with her; she answered him in as apt tearmes, as theyuse to do, who are not greatly sqeamish, in granting mattersdemanded of them.线娱
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