British Monachism: Or, Manners and Customs of the Monks and Nuns of England. To which are Added, I. Peregrinatorium Religiosum; Or, Manners and Customs of Ancient Pilgrims. II. The Consuetudinal of Anchorets and Hermits. III. Some Account of the Continentes, Or Persons who Had Made Vows of Chastity. IV. Select Poems in Various Styles

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J.B. Nichols and son, 1843 - Monasticism and religious orders - 451 pages
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Page 261 - and several occasions ; but this Master John Wicliff, by translating it, has made it vulgar, and has laid it more open to the laity, and even to women, who can read, than it used to be to the most learned of the Clergy, and those of the best understanding ; and thus the Gospel Jewel, the Evangelical
Page 429 - fantastic round ; Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound, And he amidst his frolic play, As if he would one time or other pay, Exchequer Bills shook from his paper wings.
Page 2 - apt to consider the power of indulging in some degree of excess, as one of the advantages of their fortune ; and the liberty of doing so without censure or reproach, as one of the privileges which belong to their station. In people of their own station, therefore, they regard such excesses,
Page 2 - greater part of them, have even endeavoured to gain credit, by refining upon this austere system, and by carrying it to some degree of folly and extravagance : and this excessive rigour has frequently recommended them, more than any thing else, to the respect and veneration of the common people?'*
Page 350 - had a purpose now To lead out many to the Holy Land, Lest rest and lying still might make them look Too near into my state
Page 2 - sects, almost constantly ; or with very few exceptions, for there have been some. It was the system by which they could best recommend themselves to that order of people, to whom they first proposed their plan of reformation, upon what had been before established. Many,
Page 154 - A hasty portion of prescribed sleep, Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep, And sing, and sigh, and work, and sleep again, Still rolling a round sphere of still returning pain ; Hands full of hearty labours, pains that pay And prize themselves ; do
Page 2 - either very slightly, or not at all. " Almost all religious sects have begun among the common people, from whom they have generally drawn their earliest, as well as their most numerous proselytes. The austere system of morality has accordingly been adopted by
Page 65 - Before the aulters he to and fro doth wander, With even as great devotion as a gander. In comes another his houndes at his tayle, With lynes and leases/ and other like baggage, His dogges barke, so that withouten fayle The whole Church is troubled by their outrage,
Page xv - A second edition, with improvements, appeared in one very large volume in 1840. It was followed, in 1828, by a uniform volume, entitled " Foreign Topography ; or, an Encyclopediack Account, alphabetically arranged, of the ancient Remains in Africa, Asia, and Europe ; forming a Sequel to the Encyclopaedia of Antiquities,

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