Everyman :
A. C. Cawley

Scene 9

Eueryman.
O, to whome shall I make my mone
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For to go with me in that heuy iournaye?
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Fyrst Felawshyp sayd he wolde with me gone;
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His wordes were very pleasaunt and gaye,
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But afterwarde he lefte me alone.
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Than spake I to my kynnesmen, all in dyspayre,
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And also they gaue me wordes fayre;
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They lacked no fayre spekynge,
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But all forsake me in the endynge.
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Than wente I to my Goodes that I loued best,
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In hope to haue comforte; but there had I leest,
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For my Goodes sharpely dyd me tell
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That he bryngeth many in to hell.
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Than of my selfe I was ashamed,
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And so I am worthy to be blamed;
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Thus may I well my selfe hate.
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Of whome shall I now counseyll take?
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I thynke that I shall neuer spede
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Tyll that I go to my Good Dede.
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But, alas, she is so weke
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That she can nother go nor speke;
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Yet wyll I venter on her now.
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My Good Dedes, where be you?
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