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A sermon on drunkenness
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Pardoner's Tale
lines 287-292: A hymn to abstinence and prayer


       But herkneth, lordynges, o word I yow preye,
That alle the sovereyn actes, dar I seye,
Of victories in the Olde Testament,
290Thurgh verray God that is omnipotent
Were doon in abstinence and in preyere.
Looketh the Bible, and ther ye may it leere.
       But listen, masters, one word more I pray:
The greatest deeds of all, I'm bold to say,
Of victories in the old testament,
290Through the True God, Who is omnipotent,
Were gained by abstinence and after prayer:
Look in the Bible, you may learn this there.




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Biblical examples on drunkenness
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