The Life of Wiclif

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F. & J. Rivington, 1846 - 336 pages

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Page 27 - To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee : 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.
Page 239 - ... or furtherance unto it. On the other side, the faults prevented, the force and equity of the thing itself, when it drowneth not utterly, but fitly suiteth with matter altogether sounding to the praise of God, is in truth most admirable, and doth much edify, if not the understanding, because it teacheth not, yet surely the affection, because therein it worketh much. They must have hearts very dry and tough, from whom the melody of the Psalms doth not sometime draw that wherein a mind religiously...
Page 215 - LORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always prevent and follow us ; and make us continually to be given to all good works, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
Page 67 - The tongue of the sucking child hath stuck to the roof of his mouth for thirst : the little ones have asked for bread, and there was none to break it unto them.
Page 309 - Blessid ben thei that ben of clene herte : for thei schulen se god. Blessid ben pesible men : for thei schulen be clepid goddis children. Blessid ben thei that suffren persecucioun for rightwisnesse : for the kyngdom of hevenes is hern.
Page 143 - God would not suffer this, but requires that every trespass be punished either in earth or in helL God may not accept a person, to forgive him his sin without an atonement, else He must give free licence to sin, both in angels and men, and then sin were no sin, and our God were no God...
Page 153 - Christ committed the gospel to the clergy and doctors of the Church, that they might minister it to the laity and weaker persons according to the exigency of the times and the wants of men.
Page 123 - Wiclif, is but reasonable. And as for you, my lord bishop, who are grown so proud and arrogant, I will bring down the pride, not of you alone, but of all the prelacy in England. Bishop Courtney. Do your worst, sir. Duke of Lancaster. Thou bearest thyself so brag upon thy parents," which shall not be able to help thee ; they shall have enough to do to help themselves.
Page 237 - For when there ben fourty or fifty in a queer, three or four proud and lecherous losels shnllen knack the most devout service that no man shall hear the sentence, and all other shullen be dumb, and looken on them as fools. And then strumpets and thieves praisen sire Jack, or Hobb and William the proud clerk, how email they knacken their notes, and seyn that they sen-en well God and holy church, when they despisen God in his face, and letten other Christen men of their devotion and compunction, and...
Page 309 - Ye ben salt of the erthe, that if the salt vanishe awey wherynne schal it be saltid ? to nothing it is worth over, no but it be cast out, and be defoulid of men. Ye ben light of the world, a citee sett on an hill may not be hid.

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