Monthly Archives: September 2015

‘The Church is not a Hare’ said the Glutton: A Medieval Proverb

In the late fourteenth-century Book of Vices and Virtues, the glutton uses a proverb to excuse himself from getting up early to go to church. God biddeĆ¾ hym ryse herly; his womb biddeĆ¾ hym lye stille, for he is to … Continue reading

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