The Sowle to the Body

Capitulo lxiii

Thennea said I thus. `Who that is put in a narowe sack, boundenb fast without, he hath not the maystry ne the gouernancec of the sack, but the sak hath the maystry of hym whom that he holdeth so enclosid. Now this knowest thou wel, that heldest me enclosid within the and kepte me ful derworthly, that I went nought fro the, ne that I myght not doo myn owne plesaunced, [48v] so by the is it that I haue be let fro gracious gouernaunce, and thou art cause of my forset and al my foly.'