Sebastian Brant The ship of fools

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The ship of fools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... Oft whyle man labours for to ascende By fortune frayle alway forwarde And whyle alway he doth intende For his sore labour to haue rewarde Than is his fortune so sharpe and harde To leue his fote, at his moste nede And let hym slyp in mortall fere and drede Who that lenyth on braunchys frayle Or taketh his holde by leuys lyght Can fynde therby but small auayle But to the grounde descende downe right And though the braunches be stronge and wyght Whan thou begynnest to slyp or slyde In thy degre harde is to abyde And thoughe the braunches be hole and sounde And be to wayke the to sustayne Yet shalt thou downe come to the grounde So if a man take care and payne To lyue in vertue, and good souerayne Yet all this shall be nought set by But if they be gyded craftely The strongest braunche or boughe shall fayle Without good wysdome if man ascende But vnto the top if thou preuayle Yet ought thou to thy fete intende Eche thynge is prouyd at the ende Therfore man ought hym euen to bere In hyest rowmes is greattest fere In clymmynge vp man hath great payne But whan he at the hyest is Hauynge great hope there to remayne In welth and pleasour ioy and blys Yet of the frute small part is his For by one blast of wynde sodayne In one instant he fallys agayne If one be in a rowme a hye Men that ar lowe seme to hym small But to say trouth and veryte Yet may theyr stature be egall In lyke wyse though a man royall Despyse them lyuynge in pouerte Of one metall yet both they be This worlde all hole goeth vp and downe It ebbes and flowes lyke to the se Wexynge and waynynge lyke the mone Nowe in welthe and in prosperyte Eft in aduers and frowarde pouerte But that man folowes hye wysdome Whiche takys all thynges lyke as they come Thoughe some in treasour and welth abounde Thynkynge...

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