The Dawn of the Reformation, Volume 1

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Page 309 - A made a finer end, and went away an it had been any christom child. A parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide. For after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers...
Page 146 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate — Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute — And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Page 184 - Christ was the word that spake it; He took the bread and brake it ; And what the word did make it, That I believe and take it.
Page 222 - Why else was this nation chosen before any other, that out of her as out of Sion should be proclaimed and sounded forth the first tidings and trumpet of reformation to all Europe ? And had it not been the obstinate perverseness of our prelates against the divine and admirable spirit of...
Page 36 - And if he continue to knock, giving you nothing, ye shall cast him into outer darkness. And it came to pass that a certain poor clerk came to the court of the lord pope and cried out, saying : Have mercy on me, ye gate-keepers of the pope, for the hand of poverty hath touched me.
Page 143 - you had as good leave off, and strive no farther ; for if, indeed, you should not be elected and chosen of God, there is no hope of your being saved ; for it is neither in him that willeth nor in him that runneth, but in God who showeth mercy.
Page 140 - ... stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand — How few ! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep — while I weep ! O God ! can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp ? O God ! can I not save One from the pitiless wave ? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream ? DREAM-LAND.
Page 151 - PERSOUN of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parischens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent, And in adversitd ful pacient ; And such he was i-proved ofte sithes*. Ful loth were him to curse for his tythes.
Page 197 - Myself have seen and can show you Bibles fair and old written in English, which have been known and seen by the bishop of the diocese and left in laymen's hands and women's, to such as he knew for good and Catholic folk that used it with devotion and discretion
Page 287 - A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject ; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

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