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The story goes that sinful priests giveth the sinners example bad; their children sitteth by other men's fires; and some haunteth women's company with unclean life, as lusts of lechery.
One of the best things about essay collections as varied as Sweet Lechery is that they serve as a sampler of a wider spectrum of culture than most books, and often introduce new writers, artists, and other figures in the process.
After the Wife completes her tale, which despite its remote setting 'In th'olde dayes of the Kyng Arthour' (85 7), is still able to find room for a sly allusion to the lechery of friars (874-81), the Friar tells a tale about a summoner who is dragged off to Hell by a devil he has foolishly befriended.
In the process of time, however, men left such devotion and used songs and dances and fell into lechery and gluttony turning the good, holy devotion into sin.
Yet was it not three pints of sherry could flaw her Till Cupid, distinguished like Jonas the drawer, From under his apron, where his lechery lurks, Put love in her sack.
Chastyte (& continens) py flayshly lustys wyl sone [ende] perefore lofe chastyte and now pe am [ende] Lechery rydyng apon a gote As long as my tyme doth here .
In the design of these wager cups, drunkenness was openly equated with masculine sexual prowess, in direct contradiction of the Porter's observation in Macbeth that when it comes to lechery, alcohol "provokes the desire, but .
One of the youngest soaps is Hollyoaks, a compendium of lechery, fornication and other examples of a lack of restraint evidenced in the contemporary circles which leaves sex-saturated characters able to pursue their unihibited daily existences in the leafy areas of the city.
There is no difficulty about the Procession of the Deadly Sins, shambling two-by-two, bemired and slothful, but lashed forward through the fog by Satan amid the crowd's acclamations, over ill-doers' wreckage: Idleness and Gluttony, who introduce Lechery and Avarice, followed by Envy and Wrath--Gluttony lurching on the pig which carries him and swigging from a 'boozing-can'; Avarice counting his pennies upon his paralytic knees (I iv).
The curtain parted to reveal a member of the troupe standing in a glittering kuffiyya and sunglasses, his thawb pulled up to his thighs, occasionally emitting a chuckle that at once suggested lechery and dim-wittedness.
The Leader said even the most radical feministic views in the West are hitting a blow at women because they have turned women into an instrument for men's lust and lechery.
He thoughtfully supplies translations of one general confessional formulary and a sample interrogatory on lechery in the appendices, and readers would do well to take his advice and read those first.