The English Church in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

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Macmillan, 1900 - Great Britain - 391 pages

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Page 172 - And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription ? And they said unto him, Csesar's. <17> And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Csesar's, and to God the things that are God's.
Page 74 - Details as to general terms, and no stress can be laid upon the estimates, which vary from one-fifth to nine-tenths of the population. For the most part the only precise data to be found concern the clergy. The diocesan registers show in what great numbers the beneficed clergy died at their post during this time. Week after week we see that others were always ready to step into their places and come for institution to the bishops who were living on unscathed for the most part among their people....
Page 182 - But after the works that they now do, I will not do, with God's help. For they feign, and hide, and contrary the truth, which before they taught out plainly and truly. For, as I know well, when some of...
Page 149 - Saviour himself intimates in this parable, saying, that " when they were invited, they made light of it, and went their way, one. to his farm, another to his merchandise.
Page 315 - The progress of the Mendicants had been astonishingly rapid, not only among the classes to influence which they were recruited at the outset, but in the sects of learning and the mansions of the noble. Both the rfJhSnS.
Page 124 - The devil's instrument, church's enemy, people's confusion, heretics' idol, hypocrites' mirror, schism's broacher, hatred's sower, lies' forger, flatteries' sink ; who at his death despaired like Cain, and, stricken by the horrible judgments of God, breathed forth his wicked soul to the dark mansion of the black devil!
Page 331 - Slepe and sori sleuthe seweth hem ever. 45 Pilgrymes and palmers plighted hem togidere For to seke Seynt James and seyntes in Rome; Thei went forth in here way with many wise tales, And hadden leve to lye al here lyf after. I seigh somme that seiden thei had ysought seyntes ; 50 To eche a tale that thei tolde here tonge was tempred to lye, More than to sey soth, it semed bi here speche. Heremites on an heep, with hoked staves, Wenten to Walsyngham, and here wenches after. Crete lobyes and longe,...
Page 353 - ... mayor possessed as guardian of the public peace. The motley multitude of hot-headed youths gathered from all parts of England, or even from foreign lands when the English universities were better known, scattered themselves at first over the town wherever they could find a lodging, then grouped themselves in halls or hostels, where each little community of scholars elected its own principal and made its own rules, with scant control from chancellor or masters. There had been little effective...
Page 240 - ... experiences; but invariably they get into debt and write home for money ; some of them fall in love and become the quasi-husbands of Italian ladies ; some get a bad character for learning the Italian art of poisoning; some...

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