Of the pylgrym and of the swerd /

4.18. De gladio et viatore
Caxton: Of the pylgrym and of the swerd /
An euylle man maye be cause of the perdycion or losse of many folke / As reherceth to vs this present Fable / Of a pylgrym / whiche fond in his way a swerd / And he asked of the swerd / what is he that hath lost the / And the swerd answerd to the pylgrym / A man alone hath lost me / but many one I haue lost /
And therfor an euyl man may wel be lost / but er he be lost he may wel lette many one / For by cause of an euylle man may come in a Countrey many euyls
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