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interpret the moral meaning of


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speak as if delivering a sermon

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In the absence of a critical edition of the French Ovide moralise in prose, readers are left to speculate about the reasons behind Moll's choice of the Saint Petersburg manuscript as his main source.
We know that Caxton's source, the French Ovide moralise in prose, was probably written in Bruges in the 1470s (22), and it is suggested that the manuscript of it now in London was written for Edward IV (20).
Moreover, as the Ovide Moralise shows, "the medieval appropriation of classical texts articulates the utilitas of pre-Christian texts, their potential to offer modes for comprehending or evaluating behaviors" (64).
Though we are told that he was rumoured to have been an atheist, there is no mention at all of his probable involvement with espionage or of the circumstances of his death, and the only hint about his probable sexual preferences comes in Happe's terse remarking of his "refusal to moralise either about Edward's homosexuality or about his political ineptitude" (221).
But before we moralise, it is necessary to reflect on the practices of the market place in question.
I'm not here to moralise about the erotic industry but if you found the images intriguing, why not suggest you view them with your boyfriend?
But it says the Prostitute Tolerance Zone Bill offers the ''most realistic'' way to deal with it, adding: ''While we may wish to moralise, women are being assaulted, raped and murdered.
This is what happens in the Roman de la rose moralise, where the allegorical apparatus becomes overly intricate and inconsistent, and more specifically in Molinet's Chappellet des dames, in which the divine is used to illustrate the secular, not the other way around.
Peter Hollins of the BHF said: "The point of the campaign is not to lecture, still less to moralise, but to give people practical help.
All aspects of the Orpheus myth and its implications, as well as its allegorical treatment in the fourteenth-century Ovide moralise, are reviewed.
But talking about his children - Kimberly, 18, Sean, 17, Ruby, 10, Renee, four, and two-year-old Liam - he said: "It's hard for me to moralise because I take drugs.