5. Ira (Wrath)

Then, Ire came in with quarrelling and strife,
His hand was aye his knife, He brandished like a bear.

(The Seven Deadly Sins, William Dunbar, 15th C.)

Wrath still more woe doth on the wrathful press, for its fierce mood lights up hell’s fiery heat;
Then ill deeds come, and loss of holiness

(English poem)

‘The Good Angel coveteth evermore man’s salvation,

The Bad beseteth him evermore to his damnation,

(Castle of Preserverance 1425- morality play)

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