John de Wycliffe, D.D.: A Monograph : with Some Account of the Wycliffe Mss. in Oxford, Cambridge, the British Museum, Lambeth Palace, and Trinity College, Dublin

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Seeleys, 1853 - 583 pages

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Page 188 - My confidence is not in my parents, nor in any man else, but only in God, in whom I trust, by whose assistance I will be bold to speak the truth. Duke of Lancaster. Rather than I will take these words at his hands, I would pluck the bishop by the hair out of the church.
Page 180 - November 1375, he was presented by the King to the prebend of Aust, in the Collegiate Church of Westbury, in the diocese of Worcester.
Page 335 - Christ delivered his gospel to the clergy and doctors of the church, that they might administer to the laity and to weaker persons, according to the state of the times and the wants of men.
Page 224 - I shall not die, but live ; and again declare the evil deeds of the friars.
Page 335 - But this Master John Wycliffe translated it out of Latin into English, and thus laid it more open to the laity and to women who could read, than it had formerly been to the most learned of the clergy, even to those of them who had the best understanding. And in this way the gospel pearl is cast abroad, and trodden under foot of swine...
Page 61 - December, 1365 ; in which he is styled ' a person in whose fidelity, circumspection, and industry, his grace very much confided ; and one on whom he had fixed his eyes for that place, on account of the honesty of his life, his laudable conversation, and knowledge of letters.
Page 261 - And to speak the real truth, these injuries lately done to the poorer commons more than they ever suffered before, caused them to rise, and to commit the mischief done in their late riot...
Page 177 - that cardinals and other aliens, remaining at the court of Rome — whereof one cardinal is a dean of York ; another, of Salisbury ; another, of Lincoln ; another, archdeacon of Canterbury ; another, archdeacon of Durham ; another, archdeacon of Suffolk...
Page 335 - ... clergy and laity, is rendered, as it were, the common jest of both ! The jewel of the church is turned into the sport of the people, and what was hitherto the principal gift of the clergy and divines, is made for ever common to the laity.
Page 317 - King's protection, and their lands and tenements, goods and chattels, forfeit to our lord the King ; and that they be attached by their bodies, if they may be found, and brought before the King and his council, there to answer to the cases aforesaid ; or that process be made against them by...

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